POINTS OF IMPACT, Frontlines #6, now has a product page up at Amazon, where you can pre-order books if you are so inclined. The official release date is January 9.

I keep getting asked whether pre-ordering has any benefits for me, and the answer is “yes, it does”. Good pre-order numbers get my publisher excited and help me when it comes to negotiating further contracts. They also count as Day 1 sales once the book is released, so a lot of preorders make the first month of sales financially pleasant for me. (CHAINS OF COMMAND, for example, earned out its advance just on pre-orders alone, so I got to see royalties pretty much from Day One.) In addition, the book shows up on your Kindle the moment it goes on sale, so you can pay now and forget all about it until you get a pleasant surprise in early January.

People keep asking after every Frontlines book whether that one is the last in the series. To answer for POINTS ahead of time: no, it won’t be. Even if my publisher doesn’t want any more Frontlines (which isn’t likely), I intentionally built enough time gaps between the novels to release more Frontlines material in the future. For now, however, I need to finish some Wild Cards-related stuff and then get to work on the first book of a new military SF series. In the future, I’ll most likely write two series in tandem.

Thanks for reading (and buying) my books, and I’ll make sure there’s lots more stuff for you to spend your money on in the next year or three (and hopefully beyond that.)

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Howard Powell · June 21, 2017 at 1:31 pm

When will the paperback be available for pre-order?

Mike Hall · June 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm

I’ve just put in my UK pre-order.

A minor point: I don’t actually pay now, the charge only hits me on Day 1. Not only that but I get the best (lowest) price that applies between my order date and Day 1 (and for at least one of your books this has worked out distinctly cheaper than the Day 1 price). You, of course, have the possibility that the book gets into the best seller listings before its launch date (but lose some of a sudden jump that could occur on publication).

adam selvidge · June 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm

No cover art on Amazon yet, can you give us another heads up when there’s artwork? I’ve put in my own preorder, but would like to post to my site and images always help.

Scott Welch · June 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm


SSG Scott Welch here one of the donators from the other book 😀

Any chance to do something like that in the future? I have the Pages with my name printed and framed.

Also, any chance for a hardcover ever for anything. I love hardbacks.

Rafael · June 21, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Hi Marko,

why does the final edit take so long? 🙁

Dave G. · June 21, 2017 at 10:09 pm

Is there going to be a paperback?

Jonny · June 22, 2017 at 5:23 am

Fantastic news, Marko! I am very elated to hear that Points will not be the end of my favorite Sci-Fi book series! The exploits of Andrew and co need to continue for, at a minimum, 10 books! I wish the release date were sooner, but the news of more books takes the sting away somewhat. I don’t know what I will do until then, however…read fan-fic?

I look forward to the new series you will be rolling out as well, and in the meantime will continue to hook my brothers in arms on Frontlines.


– a combat medic NCO

Tim F · June 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Whoo! Ordered!

    Chris Sheehy · June 27, 2017 at 2:10 am

    Pre-order DONE.

    Hoping Luke Daniels gets the nod for the audiobook version…

Stephanie Belser · June 24, 2017 at 11:21 pm

I can’t order the paperback? {Whimper}

Greg · June 26, 2017 at 4:23 am

Do you know when it will go on presale at audible? I like to try and keep a credit available for a good pre sale.

Jim · June 27, 2017 at 1:20 am


aczarnowski · June 27, 2017 at 1:26 pm

January has something going for it now. Which is nice.


Stephanie · June 30, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Negat my last, I see that the paperback is now for sale.

I preordered both it and the kindle version.

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