Is it part of a series I've read and enjoyed?
If so, I've gotta have the latest installment on release day. Think books like Cress, The Winner's Crime, and The One.
Is it by an author whose previous works I've enjoyed?
Maybe that author only writes standalones, or she's starting a new series. I'll often preorder books if it's a tried and true author for me.
Kasie West and Emery Lord fall under this category. They're basically auto-buy authors for me at this point.
Have there been lots of good reviews?
Basically, have bloggers I trust given it strong ratings? If so, then the book's chances of being preordered go up significantly.
Do I have an e-galley/ARC of it?
Sometimes, this will affect whether or not I preorder a book, even if I really enjoyed it. If I know I have a physical galley, I'll still be able to reread it for awhile and get a finished copy eventually. I have to be so choosy when it comes to preordering books that this question will really affect my decision.
Open preorders I have right now and why:
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord - I read an ARC (and an e-galley) and loved it even more than Open Road Summer. Plus, like I said, Emery is one of my auto-buy authors.
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman - I didn't manage to get an ARC of this one and I loved Prisoner of Night and Fog, so of course I need the sequel!
The Heir by Kiera Cass - I need to keep my Selection series collection complete.
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West - Hello, auto-buy author.
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han - I bought To All the Boys I've Loved Before on a whim the week it released. Best decision ever. So obviously its sequel is a preorder.
Books I want to preorder soon:
Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout
The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
Deceptive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
The Road to You by Alecia Whitaker
Resonance by Erica O'Rourke
Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne
The Nightmare Charade by Mindee Arnett
Jubilee Manor by Bethany Hagen
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Don't Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche
This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang
So do you preorder books? What drives your decision?