2 Replies Latest reply on May 25, 2010 8:44 AM by didd

    Upcoming releases

      I'm just curious if there's a way to tell in advance if a new release will be available as an eBook.  There's a new Jacqueline Carey book coming out which I pre-ordered in hardback.  Now, of course, I want it on eBook.  Searching B&N turns up nothing - is it a general rule of thumb that all new hardbacks come on eBook later?  All of her other novels are available and she's using the same publisher.

        • Re: Upcoming releases
          Doug_Pardee
          Gnomishninja wrote:

          There's a new Jacqueline Carey book coming out which I pre-ordered in hardback.  Now, of course, I want it on eBook.  Searching B&N turns up nothing - is it a general rule of thumb that all new hardbacks come on eBook later?  All of her other novels are available and she's using the same publisher.

           

          As a general rule, the major publishers are releasing e-books simultaneously with the hardcovers. Typical e-book price is 50% of hardcover list (usually $12.99), but there definitely is some variance.

           

          Amazon says that the e-book will be available June 14th, with a pre-order price of $12.99 for Kindle.

           

          It's very likely, but not guaranteed, that B&N, Sony, and Kobo (at least) will have that title for NOOK on or shortly after that date, at the same price.

          • Re: Upcoming releases
            didd

            I don't understand why hardcovers are released and then it takes a week to be available on ebooks???