Amazon has announced a publication date of July 7, 2015 for Brothers in Valor, Book III of the Man of War Trilogy. It is available for pre-order in Kindle and paperback formats at the link below. The audio book is typically not made available for order until it has been produced, which has not happened yet. I am still expecting the simultaneous release of ALL formats: Kindle, paper, audio download, audio CD, Pfelung crystalline encoding matrix, etc.
It’s already doing pretty well in pre-orders, apparently.
Yes, I want it sooner, too but I have little say in the matter. Heck, I found out about the date from a Facebook comment from a fan who saw it on Amazon. Deeply in the loop I am not.
Here’s where you can get yours: http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Valo…/…/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0…
Because of my well-known wit and facility for writing breezy, short prose (not to mention my well-known availability on very, very short notice!), I am this week’s Featured Blogger on the Amazon Fantasy and Science Fiction blog. You can read my chortle-worthy thoughts on Military Science Fiction here: http://www.kindlepost.com/2014/05/military-science-fiction-series-the-summer.html. That’s the “permalink.” The link for the “running” version of the blog is here: http://www.kindlepost.com/science-fiction-fantasy/
Right now, the self-published editions of To Honor You Call Us and For Honor We Stand are on sale on Amazon.com as Kindle eBooks and as print on demand paperbacks. Amazon also has available for pre-order versions of the 47North editions of both books in the foregoing formats as well as in audiobook format–Book I is scheduled for release on February 11, 2014 and Book II is scheduled to come out in March 2014. The page access structure is rather confusing and makes it hard to get to the pages where you can order the existing editions (if I were a conspiracy-minded person this might make me suspicious that Amazon is trying to direct sales to the new editions, but I am not conspiracy-minded). So, I am posting here links that will bring you directly to the pages where you can order both books.
Book I: http://www.amazon.com/Honor-You-Call-Man-ebook/dp/B00A1VFFVM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=
Book II: http://www.amazon.com/For-Honor-Stand-Man-ebook/dp/B00BFE6IOC/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1
If you prefer the Nook eBooks or just like shopping at Barnes & Noble better, here is a link to my books on that site:
Sometime in January 2014, the self-published editions will be withdrawn from sale permanently so that they are not in competition with the 47North editions. If you want them, you will need to get them soon. If these books become popular, the self-published paperbacks will be rare collector’s items (more than 95% of the sales have been of eBooks).
Hard core fans will want both the self-published and 47North editions, so that they can compare the two and argue endlessly over which is better.