My Anthology of Humorous Short Stories ‘Preposterous Tales From the Newbury Short Story Teller’….published

If you wonder where I’ve been these last few weeks, its been self-publishing this anthology of 16 of my favourite humorous short stories that I’ve written over the last 5 years or so.

It’s been a battle getting it formatted and in print, as I’ve crunched my 20th century head against 21st century technology, but it’s done*

It’s  now available as the perfect Christmas stocking filler via Amazon on:

Amazon link to book

alternatively enter ‘preposterous Newbury’ in Amazon’s search box and up it comes)
preposterous tales front - final

* CreateSpace suggest it may not be available outside of the UK for some weeks, but I don’t know that for sure – perhaps you fine non-Brits can tell me?

I can’t tell you how proud I am of it, and frankly how authentic it looks. That’s much to do with my daughter Charlotte’s amazing artwork.

I’ve pressed the buttons to get it launched on Kindle, but the whole formatting thing is completely different to the printed version – so that’s the next issue for me to address. I’ll let you know…

Until then, well please feel free to buy a copy and add a comment! Cheers!

BTW – You really don’t need to know Newbury to enjoy/hate it.

Please note that 10% of the cover cost will go to the Daisy Garland Charity, who provide life-saving support for kids with epilepsy and peace of mind for their families.



11 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Congratulations 🎉 when will it be available on kindle?


    1. Hi Sadje! Thank you so much for the like. I will be working on formatting it for Kindle this very day – it copies across very higgledy-piggledy from the printed version. I’ll let the world know as soon as I’ve done it. Regards to you and your site. Martin

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      1. Sadje says:

        Will be waiting! Best of luck!

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      2. Hi Sadje – I’m pleased to say I’ve got the Kindle version of my book up an running if you are still interested. Its at
        Thank you. Martin.

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  2. Congrats Captain. May you sell a plethora of those beauties.

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  3. Hooray! Congratulations

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  4. Fantastico!
    I will check it out when I am back from work later tonight.

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  5. amydwestphal says:

    Just bought my copy!! I’m so excited for you Martin, really. I don’t even have anything quippy to add to that. Just congrats 😀

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  6. Wow – thank you, Amy. I’m really touched. I’ll sign it for you next time you’re downtown Newbury, and maybe buy you a choc-ice for your trouble.


  7. Doug says:

    Well done Martin. My copy just arrived today. I look forward to reading it. I hope some of my favourites are there.

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  8. Wow, thank you, Doug. I hope so too. I enjoyed writing them and think my daughter Charlotte did a grand job with the illustrations.


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