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
The first promotion of Esskaye Books took place on Facebook and I so humbled by the number of people who joined the page. Many thanks to everyone who joined and an extra special thanks to everyone who shared the page :)
Work on the second book from Esskaye is underway and we will be requesting submissions for novels/novelettes in June or July.
Thanks for you support and spread the word!
Following ten years of writing for others, M. Leon Smith has accomplished what he thought impossible or, at least, highly improbable!
The artwork to Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories is fantastic and Nicole Mitchinson, the talented artist responsible, has (finally) launched a Facebook page for her artwork.Go visit her page and support a new emerging talent!