First, before and above all else, my thanks and love to Carla Maywald, Doris Nelson and James Rossignol, for responding to the appeal for pre-publication orders. The package special for you three individuals has been expanded to include a specimen of everything Stikmantica ever manages to produce. Forever, or as long as I live, whichever comes first.
Regarding the appeal for pre-orders, please note that this was not an announcement of an edition of Rose Moon & Death on the Toilet, but an announcement that the previously announced edition has been delayed. With trademark wry indirection, I largely failed to convey the message that I am suddenly broke due to unforeseen circumstances, and could use some help getting the title into print this summer. Carla, Doris and James have sly ears and heard between the words, bless them. For the less tricksy tuned, permit me to reframe: I am suddenly broke due to unforeseen circumstances, and could use some help getting the volume, Rose Moon & Death on the Toilet, into print this summer. The hottest, sweetest, coolest, most excellent way to help is by taking advantage of the special pre-publication package, available for one General Jackson. That’s $16.00 for swag, plus $4.00 shipping and handling.
Call this appeal low rent, low intensity crowdfunding. I need $2200.00 to produce the edition I have planned. Every pre-publication package sold hastens the day when the edition will go to press. Help! Help, help!