My visual, audio and literary stuff is free here, but my hold-in-your-hands books, prints, and CDs cost real money. If you want to buy something tactile from me, contact me at stujenks at gmail dot com, or message me on Facebook. If you simply want to look and read for free, that's fine too, but don't hesitate to send me your sofa change. My snail mail address is P.O. Box 161, Tucson, Arizona 85702. Keep those cards and letters coming. And sofa change too. Love and light, Stu.
I was just at a Starbuck's buying an Egg Nog Latte, when a homeless woman came in and asked the clerk, "Do you have anything for just a dollar?"
I'm not struggling like her obviously, but as my father used to say, "It's not what you make but what you spend." And having my own business, Fezziwig Press, costs money and my little company isn't making enough money right now.
So I'm doing an Amanda Fucking Palmer thing. If I don't ask, you don't know to give.
Fezziwig Press and I have been struggling financially for the last year or so. Namely, I'm not quite breaking even, still a few hundred dollars in the red each month, even with my part time counseling gig and all. I'm making some sales with image rights, book sales, music sales, etc, but not like I did five to ten years ago. So I'm putting out the artistic begging bowl. And I'm giving shit away.
The Transpersonal Papers (1861-2010) was released in 2011. Cost a boat load to produce but I only sold seven ebook copies. (Thank you to the seven, by the way.) So I'm offering it today, to you all, for free.
If you like The Transpersonal Papers, or the StuBlog, or my work, I ask that you give a little money to my Paypal account. My log-in is my email address, stujenks at gmail dot com, spelled like you normally would type it. Donate to my Paypal, or buy some books, or send money to P.O.Box 161, Tucson, AZ 85702. Whatever you like. No expectations, but if I don't ask, you don't know. And of course, if you don't give, that's perfectly all right too. We're all tight these days, don't I know. Or you just might not like my stuff that much. It's all good, as the kids say. Except for my ever-shrinking savings account.
I hope you enjoy the photographs and the stories in this book. Perhaps someday I'll have enough money to print it as a large coffee table book, like it was originally envisioned. Perhaps not, but you can have it right now for free. Enjoy.
And as a special free treat to those who buy Step Zero, I'll send you a pdf of The Lost Images of Step Zero, a hundred plus images that didn't make the final edit, but are a nice adjunct to the Step Zero experience, whatever that means. Just send me a Facebook message or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send the PDF right to you.
So push those buttons and buy those books, boys and girls, for baby needs a new pair of shoes.
From The Lost Images Of Steps Zero PDF:
Top to bottom, "A Rose For Chessie, California", "Matt Antone's Ginger, Arizona", "The 41 Nights, Arizona", and "Michael and Chessie's Moon, California".
A very good day at Fezziwig Press. The softcover, first edition of Step Zero: A Sober Love Story In 2076 is now for sale, ahead of schedule.
The digital editions of Step Zero will hopefully be available on your iPad, Nook and Kindle and other digital platforms by November 1st. The files have been uploaded and we are just waiting to hear back when they will available for download. We'll let you know.
And if you live in Tucson area, you can buy the book at Tucson Tucson Therapies at Alvernon and Pima, starting Friday, October 26th, 2012, and you can purchase the novel, right now, at Betty Blue's Junk Shop at 262 S. Plumer. All books at Betty Blue's and T3 are signed and I'll be happy to sign and personalize any book purchased through The Fezziwig Press Store.
Again, the ebooks version will be up very soon. I love ebooks. I truly do. But there is nothing like holding a book book in your hands. And you can hold the first edition of Step Zero in your hands right now.
I'm suspending the sales of the book
book until I get the second printing. We are halfway through the final
final proof of Step Zero now. There are just too many typos for us to sell
this product. We have the names and addresses of everyone who bought the first printing, minus one name. Expect a cleaner, better, second printing book in
the mail, or delivered by hand, as soon as we get the new printing
done. We insist. All of us at Fezziwig Press are very sorry for the less than adequate quality of the first printing. But no worries. The second printing will be much better, and we'll have those books to you as soon as we have them in our hot little hands. And we'll let you know, through the StuBlog and Facebook, when everyone can buy the second printing of the book book of Step Zero. And, of course when you can buy it on the iPad, Nook, and Kindle.
It's less than three weeks to the official rollout of Step Zero: A Sober Love Story in 2076 by Stu Jenks. The first printing of this 500 plus page novel has already occurred, but we, at Fezziwig Press, are not happy with the number of typos we missed in that printing. So, a second printing will be available at or before the planned November 1st release of Step Zero. And the typos will be fixed in the upcoming eBooks that will available for purchase at Apple, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and the other digital platforms. Again, official rollout is November 1st or before. I'll keep you posted.
But if you wish to buy a flawed first printing of Step Zero, you can buy it now, via Paypal, using my email, email@example.com to log in. Price for $17.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling. After we get the second printing, I won't be selling the first printing anymore. I'll just throw them in the dumpster outside of Studio BR-549 and keep a few copies for myself. Bottom line: Quality is very important to Team Fezziwig and we are in the process of fixing the typo situation.
And I'm very sorry to those of you who have already bought the flawed first printing. When we get the second printing at Fezziwig Press, we will gladly exchange your first purchase with a second printing copy, free of charge, and no charge for shipping either. That goes for those of you who buy the first printing now as well. I'll send you a new fixed, second printing, at no charge to you. And you don't need to return the first printing book.
And here is a blurb that Annie Gordon wrote for the back cover. I hate writing blurbs myself. It's a sad dog that won't wag its own tail, as my Dad used to say. But thanks, Annie for writing a great promo for Step Zero.
The time is 2076. The setting, a hopeful post-apocalyptic America. Much has changed in the world since 2060, but the resilience of survivors and those born since is strong and family means more than ever. Meet Artie, and get to know his girlfriend Georgia and their friends as he takes a road trip to reconnect with his grandmother in San Francisco. Mormon Tea is now the drug of choice and powerful gangs seek to addict and control the population. Support groups and a strong U.S. Marshall Service fight back. Loss, love, sex, music, hope and recovery are some of what you'll find in Step Zero along with fast paced action and several surprises.
That's all for now. I'll let you know when the ebooks are up on the platforms and when the second printing of Step Zero has arrived at Fezziwig Press and is available for sale.