The new book is now finished and is at the typesetting and proof-reading stage. I've been working on it pretty much non-stop since Christmas and - unlike the Sax Rohmer/Fu Manchu book - it is absolutely on schedule. I'm still hoping it will be out in September or early October.
Publishing it myself means a large amount of work on everything from the usual research and writing to typesetting, book design, cover, printing, promotion, distribution, organizing a book launch and subsequent events and use of social media (not my strong point). Fortunately I have managed to persuade Bradley Garrett to write a foreword and Gary Lachman an afterword.
It should be up on Amazon within the next ten days and I shall be posting some material from it in the near future. More regular posts will hopefully resume soon.