The planned release of the new expanded version of 'Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories' is slightly delayed due to work on the accessibility of the title.
Following the addition of a screen reader to Esskaye Books' tools we have identified some design features of the book that may stop visually-impaired people being able to fully enjoy the book when reading it as an eBook.
Once the problem is corrected, the release will go ahead and the previous release, 'Scare Me' will be assessed and an updated version released (if needed).
Then production of third book will begin...
Work on 'Olverston Grange ...and Other Stories' is approaching completion and the edition features new stories and text with an amazing new cover by MJ Hiblen!
Keep your eyes peeled...
2020 has been, as for the majority of people hard for Esskaye Books. I am the owner, editor, and general dogsbody for the press. I also have Multiple Sclerosis and the medication I take for the condition destroys around 80 percent of my immune system. Couple that with a global pandemic and I was suddenly in a very bad place.
I have needed therapy, and an increase in my antidepressants. My depression also made my departure from the work force necessary, and I left the best job I have ever had in my 47 years on this planet.
But there have also been positives this year...
I have finally moved in with my fiancée and am one step closer to getting a wedding ring on her finger.
Esskaye Books has somehow managed to survive my lack of input for most of the year and this has been helped by the business moving to new premises.
I met (via email) some brilliant authors who I got to publish within the pages of 'Scare Me' and hope to continue the working partnership into the future.
The next publication from Esskaye Books is hopefully going to drop before the end of this year and 2021 will be awesome!
M. Leon Smith
Esskaye Books is in the process of moving the office. This move has been longer than we planned and has uncovered problems we hadn't planned for. We will be back to full strength soon :)
Esskaye Books is aware of issues affecting the mobile version of our website. Work is underway to rectify this and improve accessibility. Thanks for your patience!
THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!
With twelve of the most chilling slices of dark fiction from the cream of independent authors, 'Scare Me' will scare you in ways you didn't know you could be frightened!
Join the authors of journeys through the dark side of life (and death)...
The suspense has been killing us over at Esskaye Towers and, at last, we can reveal the cover to our first anthology, 'Scare Me'.
The horrific image from superbly talented artist MJ Hiblen (https://www.instagram.com/mjhiblenart/) is the perfect preparation for readers as they begin on a journey of 12 short stories from the cream of the crop.
We still have a few spots available in the book so take a look at the RULES is you want to put your work forward.
We will let you know the release date closer to the time!