[Current as of 2/16/14] Right now, we are in a transitional period between “Man of War” as a self-published series and “Man of War” as a series published by 47North, a Division of Amazon Publishing. The self-published edition of the first book in the series “To Honor You Call Us” is no longer available. The 47North edition, available as of February 18, 2014, is widely available. On Amazon.com, you can order it as a Kindle e-Book (which can be read, not just on Kindle readers, but on your PC, most tablet computers such as iPads, and on many smart phones), trade paperback (that means big 8 1/2″ by 5 1/4 inch size, not those little paperbacks that are so hard to hold open), and as an audiobook. The audiobook, in turn, is available as a CD or as a digital download from Audible.com. Links to the buy pages are below.
The self-published version of the second book, For Honor We Stand, is still available and will remain available until early March 2014. It can be purchased as a trade-sized paperback or as a Kindle e-Book. Meanwhile, the (what I regard as vastly superior) 47North edition of that same book will be released on March 11, 2014. It will be available in all the same formats as the first book. Order pages for all formats of both versions are below.
The 47North version of both books is also being offered by other booksellers on their web sites, such as Barnes and Noble and Books a Million, but only in paperback and CD audiobook formats. The audiobook download is available from audible.com for pre-order before the release date and for immediate download after. In addition, the CD version will be purchasable from the company that made it, Brilliance Audio, as of the release dates. Brilliance will not let you pre-order.
You should not expect to be able to walk into a brick and mortar bookstore or a news stand and purchase any of these products, at least yet. These bookstores tend not to stock books published by 47North and other Amazon imprints because Amazon is their biggest competition. On the other hand, you should be able to order the paperback and/or the CD from just about any bookstore in the country if you are more comfortable dealing with a bookstore than buying online. I’m certain that if enough people start ordering these books from the bookstores, or if they become big enough sellers through other channels, that bookstores will begin to stock them. I also think that if enough people walk into Books a Million in Lake Charles or Hastings in Lake Havasu City, order the books, and tell the person taking the order that the author is local (in the case of Lake Charles, born and raised and practiced law there for years; in the case of Havasu, I’ve lived here for the last 7 years), they might not only stock the book but want to do an author signing event.
I know that this is a somewhat complex situation. It will become somewhat simpler after the 47North versions of both books are issued and the self-published versions of the second book are withdrawn. Until then, here are the most important order pages. Where a vendor is selling multiple formats, I’ve linked to a “top level” page from which you can go to order pages for each format.
To Honor You Call Us (47North Edition Only) [pre-order only until 2/18/14]
Books a Million (BAM): http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Honor-Call-Us/H-Paul-Honsinger/9781477848890?id=5922780214376
Hastings: For some reason, the paperback and CD pages do not link to each other, so I’m providing links to each page. [paperback.] http://www.gohastings.com/product/BOOK/To-Honor-You-Call-Us/sku/291861363.uts#.UwEjXIX1x8E; [CD audiobook] http://www.gohastings.com/product/BOOK/To-Honor-You-Call-Us/sku/291857827.uts [For some reason, the CD order page says “Limited Quantity, Order today. I don’t know whether this means that Hastings has actually ordered some CDs to put in stock or whether Hastings has some kind of quota. I’m new to all this.]
Audible.com: [audiobook digital download only]: http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_hp_tseft?advsearchKeywords=to+honor+you+call+us&filterby=field-keywords&sprefix=to+honor
For Honor We Stand (47North and self-published editions as indicated) (pre-order only until 3/11/14)
Amazon.com: [All formats of the 47North and self published editions can be pulled up from this page–the organization is a little confusing but if you stick with it you can figure it out.] http://www.amazon.com/For-Honor-Stand-Man-War-ebook/dp/B00DU0NOP0/ref=tmm_kin_title_1
Barnes and Noble: [47North and self published editions available here. Note that the Nook eBook is only for the self published edition. The 47North edition will not be available in the Nook format due to Amazon versus B&N issues.] http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/for-honor-we-stand-h-paul-honsinger/1114569456?ean=9781477849484
Hastings: [paperback] http://www.gohastings.com/product/BOOK/For-Honor-We-Stand/sku/291985944.uts#.UwEmzIX1x8E; [audiobook] http://www.gohastings.com/product/BOOK/For-Honor-We-Stand/sku/291973279.uts#.UwEnAoX1x8E [Same “limited quantity” notation as on the first book. If I ever find out why, I’ll post it on the blog portion of this site.]
Audible.com: [audiobook digital download only] http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/For-Honor-We-Stand-Audiobook/B00I9KD64A/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1392584730&sr=1-1