Mission is too high falutin these days. The influences are the object of the book itself, in a Platonic objecthood kind of way, and the formality of completing even a small categorisation within its covers. The aesthetic is reductive, editorial, and cutting the flab in a Poundian sort of way.
I’ve always been lucky in that the previous chapbook has always paid for the next. Mostly because I do everything myself and so my overhead is low. I don’t take a salary from doing this. All profits of one chap go into the cost of making another. So right now it’s tough. With so many great presses and high quality books being produced there’s a lot of competition for bucks.