Coming soon – From a Foreign Shore

Posted: August 30, 2014 in self-publishing
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From A Foreign Shore - High Resolution

It might be a bit narcissistic, but I still get a huge buzz out of having my own book covers. And here’s the next one, coming soon to an e-reader near you.


  1. casblomberg says:

    I love it. I’m a sucker for old paper.

    • Me too Cas. I once spent a week reading medieval manuscripts in the National Archives in Kew, and it was absolutely amazing, unfurling 14th century scrolls, reading documents from the 13th century. Worth it just for those memories.

  2. bookaddictuk says:

    I know I shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but I do all the time. This is gorgeous. Plus alternate histories are one of my favs (if done well). Do we get to know a bit about the book…? And when it’s coming out? Was you’re time in Kew doing research for this book (and is that then a clue that it’s 13-14th century stories?

    • Thanks! The cover’s from the same guy who designed my previous covers, and I’m pleased with them all so far.

      The research in Kew was actually years ago, back during the PhD that I never finished. And while the five short stories in this are mostly medieval they aren’t 13-14th century, though I dare say I’ll head back to that period at some point.

      There’s one short piece set in ancient Greece, two in medieval settings, one alternate history involving Vikings, and a twist on King Arthur’s court that definitely drifts a long way from straight history. But I love that story and I wanted to fit it into one of the collections I’m putting together, so that’s where it’s gone.

      All being well the collection will be out on all e-book formats on 8 September – a week tomorrow – for only 77p (or 99c for those further afield).

      • bookaddictuk says:

        Welcome to the club on PhD incompletists! Will there be a paper copy? I have a kindle, but hugely prefer to have a book in hand? I know, I know, I can print a PDF…but it’s just not the same.

        • No print copy for now I’m afraid. My readership isn’t big enough (yet!) to justify the time and effort involved in reformatting for print, which is trickier than e-readers. I’ll be looking at print further down the line.

          Also, nice to meet someone else who didn’t get to the end of their PhD – what were you studying?

      • Oh, man, that sounds awesome!! I do have rather a soft spot for Vikings… I blame How to Train Your Dragon.

        I’ll definitely be marking Sept 8th on my calendar 😉 Where exactly would one go to purchase this? Amazon? Or are you just going to link for it here?

        • I love How to Train Your Dragon – it’s so cool, isn’t it? Have you seen the sequel? I think I’ve now missed it in cinemas.

          The book will be available on Amazon and Smashwords on the 8th, and from Smashwords it will then push out to other e-reader stores, though that might take a couple of weeks. And of course I’ll post the relevant links here, in a big excited blog post going ‘look, look, I made another book!’

  3. Sue Archer says:

    Love the cover, Andrew. Looking forward to reading more of your stories!

  4. Another super cover, Andrew, nicely done! 🙂

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