Mostly I wait till books are published to buy them, but the Book Depository sometimes tempts me with a really good pre-order price on their paperbacks. I only succumb though if the books are from an auto-buy author.
I don't buy/like all of Seanan McGuire's books. Not all of the series she writes work for me, but I do like the Incryptid series. Who can resist a ballroom dancing, kick-ass, urban fantasy heroine? And with "Half-Off Ragnorak" we get her brother's story, and hopefully, to meet some more of the Price family.
Hurry up, March, so that I can finally read my pre-order!
Do you pre-order? Is it only auto-buy authors or are you more adventurous?