Ever since Mark's legal woes heated up in January and it became clear that the Mann vs Steyn case would be moving to trial, we've had various suggestions as to what promotional items the SteynOnline bookstore should be offering both to raise funds for Mark to afford a sub-minimum-wage undocumented paralegal and, more broadly, to let readers show their support for the cause.
Well, we've taken your advice, and introduced two new designs, "Steyn vs the Stick" and "Clash of Sticks", that are now available both as T-shirts and sweat shirts (for men and women) and on mousepads and coffee mugs. We're also making it available with Mark's book Lights Out in a Steyn vs the Stick Free Speech Special, and we'll be introducing more items in the weeks ahead. We hope you'll give them the once-over. It's a good way to support Mark's pushback against a case that should never have got this far.
Our SteynOnline gift certificates are continuing to sell. Usually we only offer them during the Christmas season, but we brought them back by popular request as an easy way to help support Mark's end of the Mann vs Steyn case. You can buy a gift certificate for yourself (starting at $25, and soaring way up from there), and either redeem it, or redeem part of it, or sit on it and load up with Christmas presents or Mark's new book later this year. The gift certificates have no expiration date, so if, in ten years' time, you have a sudden burning desire for $100 worth of Clash of Sticks mugs, it'll still be valid.
The gift certificates are available online here.
Alternatively, US and Canadian customers can make a telephone purchase by calling (866) 799-4500 toll free from 8am to 3pm Eastern time on weekdays.
We also take checks (or cheques) drawn on US, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and British banks, and in euros. Please make them payable to SteynOnline and mail to Box 30, Woodsville, NH 03785, United States of America.
And if, after all that, you'd rather support Mark's legal battle by buying a book or CD, well, the SteynOnline store is the one-stop shop for all your Mark Steyn needs! We've everything from "A Marshmallow World" to the post-American world. And that's just the start! We've the paperback edition of Steyn's latest international bestseller After America, and all Mark's other books. We've our stylish Viva Steyn! shirts for men and women, and lots of other SteynOnline tees, sweats and golf shirts. We've the new SteynOnline anniversary iPhone cases, plus mugs and other gifts. And, from Mark & Jessica's take on Cole Porter to a romp through "Slow Boat To China", all the music your party needs, via CD or digital download.
And don't forget, there are savings galore if you buy Mark's books and other gifts as part of our exclusive SteynOnline special offers!
Also: Jessica Martin is in especially fine voice on her Christmas album with Mark Making Spirits Bright, but there's only so much duetting with Steyn a girl can take. So Jessica has branched out and published her first comic book, It Girl, a biographical portrait of 1920s movie star Clara Bow.
You can order the comic direct from her online store for £3.50 - which is just under six bucks in US, Canuck or Oz – plus shipping.