To Honor You Call Us got a fabulous review today from an Amazon Vine Voice Reviewer. I don’t feature many reviews here (we’re getting close to 400 now, overwhelmingly positive) but I think that this one is worth highlighting.
I’ve completely updated the page that explains where and how to buy and/or pre-order each edition and format of the “Man of War” Books with the best information I have as of 21:12Z 16 February 2014 (that’s 2:12 Mountain Standard Time for you lubbers and squeakers). So, get your ordering when the ordering is good. Pre-orders are especially good for impressing the publishers and booksellers with hoe popular the books are going to be.
Here’s the link to the page. You can also access it from the site’s top menu.
Apparently, Amazon is doing a good job of placing my upcoming book with other booksellers, because here is the order page for To Honor You Call Us on the web site of Amazon’s biggest competitor, Barnes & Noble. Those of you who don’t like to do business with Amazon can get the paperback and/or the audiobook here.
Here’s a quick update as we approach what I’m calling “Publication Day.” Pre-orders have started to pick up today, with the 47North Edition of “To Honor You Call Us” right now posting at the #94 on the Amazon Bestseller for Kindle E-books, War and Military and in the top 40 on four Hot New Release Lists.
I also remind everyone who has read the self-published edition that the 47North Edition is MUCH improved over the original, with new scenes, new characters, and a tighter narrative. Not to mention fewer typos, etc. If you liked the previous edition, you should love this one.
In addition, folks should remember that this edition is available as an audio book, either on CD or as an Audible.com download. I haven’t heard the audio version, but the narrator (Ray Chase) and the audio publisher (Brilliance) are both outstanding. I think that this is going to be a good product.
The Amazon “Vine Voice” program releases advance copies of upcoming products to select, highly-regarded reviewers. One such “Vine Voice,” Ginny Mapes, just reviewed the upcoming 47North edition of the first “Man of War” Novel, To Honor You Call Us.” She has written well over 300 reviews on Amazon.com. You can find the full review here, http://www.amazon.com/review/R239VUYRDTWUMX/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1477848894&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag= but for the purposes of blogging, I’ll tell you she gave the book five stars (out of five” and was VERY complimentary.
Among other kind things, she said: “This story is richly detailed in naval lore which many refers will relate to. There is humor, honor, heroism, redemption, and a plot that will make you sweat in your space suit. This book is the first in the trilogy. Next up, H. Paul Honsinger’s, For Honor We Stand. Oh, yes!”
Let’s hope that this review is a harbinger of how these books will be received by critics and the public.
I’ve been in communication with my “Author Team” at 47North and am told that I need to remove the self-published editions of the first two “Man of War” books seven days before publication of the 47North editions of each volume. Accordingly, the self-published edition of To Honor You Call Us, in all versions, will be removed from availability on February 11, 2014–I can’t tell you what time of day the change will go through the computers at Amazon and Createspace and Barnes & Noble, so if you want to be sure to get your copies, you will want to buy them by February 10. Similarly, availability of the self-published edition of For Honor We Stand will end on March 4, 2014.
These editions will never be available again. If self-published versions of these novels are ever made available in the future, it is likely that the new editions will be based on the 47North versions, which I regard to be superior. It is certainly possible that, if the 47North versions become best-sellers, the self-published paperbacks will be rare collector’s items of considerable value.
But you never know . . . .
In any event, if you want them, now is the time to get them because, as the obnoxious TV commercials say, “when they’re gone, they’re gone!”
Here’s the links to the purchase pages on Amazon:
[Book I self published version withdrawn from sale. Link deleted.]
The 25 “Author Copies” of “To Honor You Call Us” arrived unexpectedly via UPS tonight. It’s very exciting to be able to hold the published book in one’s hand. I’m blown away by the experience.