Here at Esskaye Books we have set up and a site owned and operated by an independent author - for independent authors. Of course we want to sell our own books (*ahem* available HERE and HERE) but we also want to help authors to promote their books also.
The main ways of promoting are:
A) Writing a short story of 300 - 1500 words which we may publish here. The genre/style is entirely up to you. We will include a bio if you wish to include one and links to your website/online prescience/store. For this Esskaye Books charges NOTHING - all we ask for is a link back to us.
B) A straight forward link swap for websites or a like swap on Facebook or follow swap on Twitter.
Esskaye Books is free for authors to advertise and free for readers to discover talents they hadn't previously encountered.
So... the elephant in the room. Yes, we carry ads. The ads are hopefully going to cover the costs of running the site - my pockets are wearing thin!
So, if you want to join a community of writers just drop a line at email@example.com and you may help us get rid of the ads!
The first stage of today's planned construction is complete. The remainder will be tackled after this coffee has been drank lol
Many of you will not notice the bulk of the changes but they are aimed primarily for ease of use for screen readers and mobile phone users - as well as pretty the site up and improve loading speeds.
I hope this is beneficial to all :)
Another day of work is planned for the site so you may see things appear/disappear/move irrationally. apologies about that...
The blog here at Esskaye Books has had a quiet period for just over a week but we are still here! The reason for the silence is the amount of work we have been carrying out on our sister site - www.mleonsmith.com
We thoroughly recommend you take a look :)
Following the work on that site we are taking another look at this one and will there will be some movement of content on this page and, at the very least, some new graphics - lol!
We would love to hear what you would like to see on the site or what you would prefer was gone!
The first contribution to the MS Society has been made :) Thank you very much to all of you who bought a book, eBook, or read on Kindle Unilimted!
We donate 10% of our sales income (not profit, which means they get more to help those who have MS) to the MS Society.
We can't think of words to express our gratitude so have this .gif lol
The mysterious Ryan G. Muligan has allowed Esskaye Books to publish a updated version of "Lost to Desire".
This story is highly charged, focusing on the psychology and sexuality of the main character.
A highly recommended read but maybe not for the kids, eh?
Join The Blue Jackets!
His life is thrown into disarray and he meets five more powered teens. Love, death, treachery, and lies follow.
Being a teenager is hard, having powers is harder!
Click here to get yours now!
The Secret Rock Pool is the second FREE story from M. Leon Smith on Esskaye Books. If you would like your story to appear on the site CLICK HERE!
Promote the independent scene
Many authors strive to be the next big name but other authors just want to be read. An mainstream author can find themselves "pigeon-holed" into a specific genre and this could be exactly what they. But if you would like to switch things up then independence is the way to go. This is what we look for at Esskaye Books! Let us read what you wanted to write!
I have a charity or two which are dear to me and I am using Esskaye Books as a way to aid the Multiple Sclerosis Society as I have MS. You can choose to do the same, or not, if you decided to become part of Esskaye Books that is your decision :)
Promote myself as an author
I'm not daft. I know I need to get my name "out there" as most who decide to tread this slippery path know also. A little "link-for-link" sharing can go a long way...
Leave a comment if you want to take part.
If any of this seems sensible to you, then get in touch! I would love to hear from you!
M. Leon Smith