I am not the Most Interesting Man in the World, or even Mr. Exciting, but I am Mr. Excitement. Finally, after two years of writing and a year of rewriting and editing, I am very exited to announce the completion and publication of my book on the illegality of the war on drugs: BUSTED - A Whistleblower's Guide to the War on Drugs.
As you will notice from the dates of my two prior blog posts, I got way, way ahead of a proper launch sequence. Three of my internal launch dates got eclipsed by content, wording, indexing, bibliographic and other editing issues. I am sure that I will find problems with the published version (other than how I write), but it won't be for want of looking really hard for them.
Along with my excitement, I also have a little trepidation with the book's debut. This is because the book will likely be very controversial and won't particularly please the three million or so Americans with livelihoods dependent on the drug war. Nor will it please some of the state's judiciary. Nor will it please people with subjective and supernatural viewpoints about governmental authority. Given this, please hold positive thoughts about this book and me in mind.
As I mentioned in those stale posts from a month ago, as soon as I clicked the button today at 6:15 a.m. to publish this book, there was no turning back. At that moment my role as a creator ended and that of a marketer began. Luckily, next to writing, marketing is one of my favorite things to do. And the markets for this book are enormous.
For example, there are 750,000 attorneys in America, each who should read this book because of the inadequacies of our legal educations. (This includes probably 75,000 drug defense attorneys who will commit malpractice if they do not read this book.) There are 30 million American marijuana smokers who deserve to know how they have been ripped off during the past fifty years – not by drug dealers, but by government officials. As well, there are over 300 million Americans who should read this book because of the civics lessons that it provides about citizenship. That's a lot of people to reach and to which to market the book's original analysis, the outline of which is available for FREE right here on this website.
My marketing plans are to initially target attorneys who can incorporate the book's lessons into their practices. This particularly includes drug defense attorneys and civil rights attorneys, the latter to hold government officials financially accountable. Only after I have exhausted my marketing to these types of professionals will my focus turn to attorneys working for the government, such as Attorneys General, prosecutors / district attorneys and other law enforcers, which targeting I will detail in a later post.
In the meantime, I am very, very grateful that you have taken the time to peak into the back-stage scenes of my book project. Please sign up for my bi-weekly blog posts by clicking here. (You can leave the list at anytime.)
Beginning with this truly inaugural blogpost, and following up every three days or so, I will try to keep you abreast at every stage of my campaign to both sell books and end the war on drugs. I will always try to keep my one-sided conversation entertaining and, if relevant, try to throw in a substantive legal lesson as well.
Today's lesson is a simple one: that ending the war on drugs means simply to stop jailing people for drug possession or dealing by use of the judicial branch. It would not mean to cease regulating disfavored drug dealing, using the executive branch's equitable remedies such as forfeiture and injunction. As soon as government officials' understand this simple thesis in my book, then judicially-waged drug prohibition will end and honest, nonviolent Americans will be set free.
Here's a link to read about or purchase the book: