Work on the Director's Cut of the Blue Jackets is proceeding and is estimated to be 50% complete. As with Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories, this will be a rewritten version of older material except this will lead to the second Blue Jackets book (something which has been threatened for years lol)
As always, we would love to hear from you lovely bunch - drop us a comment to say how you liked the book,` what you want to see, or just to say hi!
Bye for now :)
Esskaye Books has been live a couple of days and it has been a whirlwind!
The carefully researched, meticulously timetabled plans proved only one thing - we didn't know how much work we had taken on! The original list of jobs has been getting ticked off but each completed leaves two more to do.
We have our first book Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories is available at Amazon UK and will be spreading to the other Amazon sites over the next few days.
This website is building nicely and the author page of M. Leon Smith has had an overhaul.
As mentioned in a previous blog post, Esskaye Books is going through a process of continual improvement and we would love to hear from you! Comment and tell us what you would like to see on the site an, if you have read Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories, tell us what you think of our first book.
Work on our second book, a "Director's Cut" of an older story, The Blue Jackets, is progressing nicely and by the long-promised second book is underway :)
We will re-visiting the merchandise range, reworking our existing product and adding new designs - the items up on the merchandise page are to be considered endangered species and are subject to deletion without warning. If you want one, grab it quick!
Speak to you again soon!
The initial release from Esskaye Books is HERE!
Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories is finally released and can be bought HERE!
Featuring 19 short stories from the first ten years of M. Leon Smith's career, in a brand new, rewritten, text the book is in turns scary, quirky, and funny.
Buy the book and join Esskaye Books on it's publishing adventure!
With only a little over a week left until Esskaye Books' first title, Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories is released, work on our second book is underway!
Originally released as a series of three short stories, The Blue Jackets are coming back! In the second 'Director's Cut' release from Esskaye Books, author M. Leon Smith bring his original vision of The Blue Jackets to life with expanded and refined text, as well as scenes cut from the initial release!
Teen heroes Tim, Lydia, and Tuesday return in June 2019, in a story of intrigue and danger, trust and broken promises, in a Director's Cut which tells the story in the way it was meant to be read.
This is will be fun!
So, okay, it hasn't really but we at Esskaye have been quiet for a few days which, in internet years, is a lifetime!
The initial release is still on track (phew!) and the second release written by M. Leon Smith is going well and we have been approached by an independent author who is looking for a publisher. So the second stage of our plan has come knocking months early! lol
A lot of planned promotion has been delayed due to health issues, but theywill come soon.
We at Esskaye Books would love to hear from you all. Tell us about yourselves, where you are from, or what you like to read and would like to see us release...
We are waiting to hear from you!
Bye for now!
Work is progressing here at Esskaye Books. We make no secret that we are a new company and the website is fairly sparse at the moment. This is changing, and the site is being constantly improved and updated and you can have your say to help steer the business.
Leaving a comment on a blog post (just below the title up there) is the easiest way, or can send an email to email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you!
We have recently made cosmetic adjustments to the site which (if all has gone well) should be unobtrusive but a page we hope you have noticed is our MERCHANDISE page!
Our merchandise is fulfilled by Teespring so you can be sure of the quality of the merch and the reliability of delivery. The range is constantly expanding (did we mention constant improvement?)
The team over here at Esskaye is small and constantly learning', so expect big things to come on all fronts!
Esskaye Books is getting impatient! Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories is complete, and ready to launch but waiting for the new tax year to begin in April. But we're not twiddling our thumbs! Work on our second book, a full-length, children's story, is under way and initial talks with our (potential) first 'outside' author have taken place.
All of this is boding well :)
Esskaye Books is proud to be independent. This business is founded on some basic foundations.
1) Be self-funding.
Already, this has proven to be a problem as the business is currently funded out of my pocket but, importantly, it is my money and it's just a loan. Unlike banks I will not be charging interest.
2) The work belongs to the creator.
Esskaye Books will expect an exclusivity period, then copyright returns to the author, or an outright purchase will be made. A price is negotiated with cover artists and paid promptly - a deal for merchandising percentage will be negotiated.
3) We pay our way.
Esskaye Books does, and will always, pay the taxes it owes.
Just sayin' - M. Leon Smith