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