Politics and business practices aside, this is seriously harming authors, since around 50% of all book sales occur through Amazon. And pre-orders are very important in determining a book's success. But there are plenty of other places to buy books, and this is the time to turn to them.
You aren't going to want to miss Megan Abbott's THE FEVER, coming out June 17.
The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hocky star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community.
As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security.
"A chilling story about guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire, THE FEVER affirms Megan Abbott's reputation as "one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation." - Laura Lippman
"THE FEVER holds true to its title: It's dark, disturbing, strangely beautiful and utterly unshakeable. Megan Abbott has created a mesmerizing, modern portrait of teenage life today: Brutal crushes, competing allegiances and first-bloom sensuality, all magnified by the rush and crush of technology." – Gillian Flynn
Here is where you can order this book:
Where can I order/pre-order The Fever (pub. date June 17)?
Your local bookstore
Barnes & Noble
BN Nook (ebook)
Books a Million ($15.60)
and many other places.
Stores with signed copies that will ship directly to you include Book Court, Word, Brookline Booksmith, Square Books, Murder by the Book, Book People, Poisoned Pen, Aunt Agatha's, Nicola's and River Road Books.
Note: I'm neither affiliated with Hachette nor published by them. I do know some of the authors whose books I'm promoting here.