What Happens When you Preorder an eBook on Amazon?

If you’re old enough to remember the excitement surrounding each new Harry Potter book, then you’re likely familiar with how preordering works.

But if you’re not, or you’re “one of those” who was immune to the Harry Potter craze, then you’re in luck. I’ve laid out common questions related to preordering below.

What is a Preorder?

A preorder allows a customer to essentially bookmark a copy of the latest release by an author months (or even a year!) before it’s official release date.

What does this mean?

It means with the click of a button, you can preorder a book and, on its release date, have it delivered right to your device!

Great, but when am I charged?

You’ll be charged for the preordered item on the day it’s delivered to your device (ie: the release date). What’s more, if you chose to cancel, you can do so at any time by going to your Orders page on your Amazon account.

How to Preorder an Item on Amazon

Search for the item on Amazon (or click here for my latest books).

You’ll see two options:

Preorder Add to Cart

Preorder Now

Select the option that works for you. You should also see its expected released date written above in green.

Once the item is in your cart, you can Proceed to Checkout just like you would with a regular item purchase. Select Place Your Order.

That’s it! That’s all you have to do!

Once the item is released, it will be automatically delivered to your device (and your credit card will be charged).

Is Preordering Available for Paperbacks?

Unfortunately, at this time Amazon does not allow preorders for paperback books. If you don’t have an e-reader and don’t want to miss a release, follow your favorite author on Amazon to get email notifications when their latest releases are available!

Preordering is a great way to never miss a release!

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