Will wonders never cease? Somehow, the Thursday blog is appearing on a Thursday! So what has been going on at Esskaye Towers behind the scenes?
The eBook edition of 'Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories' is locked and loaded and will be released on Amazon on the first of June and it is available for pre-order now and will be delivered to your device as soon as it is released!
Also, if you have signed up to Kindle Unlimted you can read the eBook for free when it is released!
Artwork for the release of our next paperback 'The Blue Jackets: Director's Cut' has been commissioned and will be created by the talented artist, Nicole Mitchinson, who supplied the awesome artwork for 'Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories'. The book is 99% complete and will come to you on 1st August.
Work on 'The Blue Jackets' sequel 'The Echo Committee' has gathered pace and poor M. Leon Smith's fingers are red raw with all the writing he is doing!
Thanks for reading with us,
Esskaye Books has been undergoing a little bit of a spruce up! Yup, that's right, after 5(ish) weeks of being online we have decided to do a bit of tidying and decoration to get the site ready for the Kindle release of Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories. Available for pre-order over on Amazon!
We will be adding more features to the site in the coming months, and if you would like to see something then say Hi! and let us know what you would like.
The next planned feature is a mailing list so you will always be up to date with the going on here but in short we have commissioned artwork for our next release, the director's cut of The Blue Jackets! Everything is going at full steam here at Esskaye Books!
Release schedule at Esskaye Books
A release schedule for Esskaye Books has been arranged and it is exciting for us (and, let's face it, untested lol)
We aim to release a new book every four months and an eBook of the release two months later. We will also be releasing related merchandise, some limited, to go with each release. Our current release schedule is below. As you can see, we are making sure all of processes are in place (and work correctly!) before we increase the number of titles available too radically!
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!
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!