A lot of work for the site and new store is complete. (Un)fortunately most of the work is hidden behind a password wall and cannot be seen at the moment. The changes also carry on to our sister site www.mleonsmith.com.
The overall mission is that both sites will have a familiar "feel" but be visually unique. This is happening gradually but the Esskaye Books brand will slowly be reflected on both sites. The to-do list is shrinking...
The planned work on both Esskaye Books and M. Leon Smith have run into unexpected problems. This means the store will now be on this page and not the M. Leon Smith site.
The will be a lot of work to both sites to make them more compatible with each other and unavoidably there will be some broken pages but this will be temporary and we apologise for any disruption.
The unplanned disruption to Esskaye Books has come to an end and work the get back up to speed has begun. A more in depth explanation can be found on my personal author page (www.mleonsmith.com).
In short, obstacle overcome, business back up and running.
Esskaye Books has been in an unplanned hiatus lately. Mental health can be disruptive :(
I'm back and will get caught up in the next couple of weeks.
Work on this site is slow due to a delay at the printer's and now the Easter Holiday. In the meantime work on a site by and for the owner of Esskaye Books can be found over at www.mleonsmith.com
Things are coming together - just slooooowly
Work on 'Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories' is approaching completion and the edition features new stories and text with an amazing new cover by MJ Hiblen!
Keep your eyes peeled...
2020 has been, as for the majority of people hard for Esskaye Books. I am the owner, editor, and general dogsbody for the press. I also have Multiple Sclerosis and the medication I take for the condition destroys around 80 percent of my immune system. Couple that with a global pandemic and I was suddenly in a very bad place.
I have needed therapy, and an increase in my antidepressants. My depression also made my departure from the work force necessary, and I left the best job I have ever had in my 47 years on this planet.
But there have also been positives this year...
I have finally moved in with my fiancée and am one step closer to getting a wedding ring on her finger.
Esskaye Books has somehow managed to survive my lack of input for most of the year and this has been helped by the business moving to new premises.
I met (via email) some brilliant authors who I got to publish within the pages of 'Scare Me' and hope to continue the working partnership into the future.
The next publication from Esskaye Books is hopefully going to drop before the end of this year and 2021 will be awesome!
M. Leon Smith
Esskaye Books is in the process of moving the office. This move has been longer than we planned and has uncovered problems we hadn't planned for. We will be back to full strength soon :)
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