So how can this be done?
Simple. Offer the pre-order for free.
For one week, that's exactly the case. From now until next week, October 8, 2013, you can pre-order The Permanent Man #1: Pilot at no risk to your wallet or loved ones. Purchasing the episode will guarantee you first day ownership on November 12, 2013. And far in the future you'll be able to say, "Way back when, I pre-ordered the first episode of The Permanent Man." And your great-grandchildren will say in return, "What's The Permanent Man?" And you'll say, "Well ... gee. You know what? I don't remember." Such fond memories.
The free pre-order is available at two retailers, and they are listed below. So what are you waiting for?
- Google Play
KoboGet it while you can! A glitch in the system gives you the entire first episode for free. Once the publisher realized this, they ask to take it off of free pre-order.