4 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2010 5:48 PM by bklvr896

    Analyzing Pre-Order Mysteries...

      I've been looking at a few of the upcoming releases:

       

       

      The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy Series #3)

        

       

       

      eBook is $9.99 and HC is $15.09  Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing (Random House)

       

       

      Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum Series #16)

        

       

       

      eBook is $12.99 HC is $15.11 Published by St. Martin's Press (MacMillan)

       

       

      Decision Points

        

       

       

      eBook is $9.99 HC is $18.90 Published by Crown Publishing Group (Random House)

       

       

      A Secret Affair

        

       

       

      eBook is $15.60 HC is $12.96 Published by Random House

       

       

       

      Steinbrenner 

       

      eBook is $12.99 HC is $14.57 Published by HarperCollins

       

       

      Ice Cold

        

       

       

      eBook is $19.31 HC is $17.55 Published by Random House

       

       

       

      The most bizarre pricing is Random House, by far!  If you see a new release (full length, not counting novellas or paperbacks here) coming and it's in the $9.99 area, I'd jump on it, those have been going up upon release since the new pricing model started....

        • Re: Analyzing Pre-Order Mysteries...

          I am one of the few that pre-order but not to get it first (everyone can get it first).  I pre-order when the price is right.  Usually if they are 9.99 pre-order its a good time to get them because the price almost jumps immediately after release.  A week or two ago I got the new Stephen King novella for 4.99 the night before it was released.  The day of release the price jumped to 7.99.  I feel like I am in a casino when I look at pre-order book prices.... do I really want to take that gamble???

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            @FrogAlum

             

            I seldom pre-order eBooks (hate to pay for anything in advance), but I always enjoy seeing what books you're looking at.  Baseball to Bush to bodice-rippers:  now, THAT'S eclectic!  ROFLMAO

            • Re: Analyzing Pre-Order Mysteries...
              bklvr896

               

              FrogAlum wrote:

              I've been looking at a few of the upcoming releases:

               

               

              The most bizarre pricing is Random House, by far!  If you see a new release (full length, not counting novellas or paperbacks here) coming and it's in the $9.99 area, I'd jump on it, those have been going up upon release since the new pricing model started....

               

               

              I dunno, Penguin's pricing is really strange.

               

              Nora Robert's "The Search" is $14.55 HC pre-order.  No ebook pre-order yet, but there's one listed as "Other Format" for $67.49.  Since CD is listed, I wonder what "other format" is??

               

               

              The Search

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

              Clive Cussler's "The Spy is $15.09 in HC and $27.95 for the ebook.

               

               

               

              The Spy 

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

              Be interesting to see what happens when the books are released.

               

              Oh, and they're really sticking to keeping the price up until the PB is released.  Evonvich's Sizzling Fifteen is available for PB preorder at $8.09, ebook is still $12.99.