I have been hard at work this last two weeks working on three things, two of which will be visible to you almost immediately. Oh? Do tell…
First, you can now buy ebooks and paperbacks direct from my website, which means you can be saved from wading through all the sales messages from the online sales platforms – and I must admit I get to keep a much higher proportion of the sales revenue which makes it easier for me to continue to write my stories.
The site still offers you links to buy from Amazon, B&N, Apple and Kobo but you now also get another option of buying direct. eBooks are securely sent from BookFunnel as soon as you have paid and that service is very good at helping readers get ebooks onto their various devices. On top of that, I’ve added a new domain name which is much easier for all of us to remember: www.leob.ws although the old one will still be used too. Also, and this is of more interest if you use your phone rather than on a desktop or laptop, if you go to leob.ws/shop then you get a simple page to buy loads of my books direct from me.
Second, I am in the process of putting the first in a new series up for pre-order. The Bowery Slugger is the first part in the Alex Cohen series and I am really stoked. It follows Jewish teenager Alex Cohen (surprise!) as he arrives in New York 1915 and joins the Kosher Nostra as the Jewish and Italian gangs started to take over from the German and Irish crews who ruled the roost before the Great War. One way or another, I have been planning this for years.
Third, and this flows very naturally from number two, I have been working on book 2 of the Alex Cohen series, East Side Hustler. Its focus is the Prohibition and the characters who fought and died during that decade. Again, it’s really great to be fleshing out ideas that have been rattling around in my head for so long.
To celebrate all this good news, I shall be sending a separate email with a newsletter subscriber only discount coupon aimed just at the kind souls who receive my weekly emails. It’ll go out over the weekend.