Blatant self-promotion alert.
From the inbox:
Subject: Preference Data for Environmental Valuation
Message: Your page proofs should be with you by the end of next week. Apologies again for the delay.
Don't forget to buy your advanced copy. And if you buy a copy and show up at my office, I will sign it and write a lovely personalized message thereby increasing the value of the book by $0 (and perhaps decreasing the value on the resale market).