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.)