Hey! How are you all? Time for another update of the goings on at Esskaye Towers...
The rewrite/update of next book, The Blue Jackets: Director's Cut is going well with the original three (previously published) short stories being reunited into the single book they were originally meant to be. There will also be 7,000 - 10,000 words of previously deleted story reinstated and a flashy new cover designed etc etc etc. We're still on target for a June release :)
We are also working on the Kindle version of Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories, so all you eBook fans will be able to join in the fun! Expect the eBook to be available some time in May.
Work on our merchandise line has been temporarily halted while we concentrate on the books, but we will be back on the case shortly! Until then, what is on the merch page is still available.
That's all for this week - we'll try to be on time next week!
See you soon!
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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!