Pickles by Brian Crane for March 02, 2023

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    gbars70  7 months ago

    Yeh, but just think, you may earn all that back in just about 20 or 30 years!

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    Templo S.U.D.  7 months ago

    Well, it cost (in 1830) $3,000 to professionally print and publish 5,000 copies of The Book of Mormon. That’s $$97,555.43 in 2023. It’s still a lot of money nonetheless.

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    Maizing  7 months ago

    She can self publish through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing for free. That’s how I published my books.

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    cubswin2016  7 months ago

    For once, I agree with Earl.

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    dlkrueger33  7 months ago

    I had a friend who did this. I’m pretty sure she didn’t have thousands to spend on it. I think she did it through Amazon. Now you have me curious about what self-publishing entails and costs. Not that I have plans to write anything. No patience and not much to say that anyone would be interested in. LOL

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    The Reader Premium Member 7 months ago

    Roscoe thinks that they might be able to do it. If they cut down on cat food!

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    iggyman  7 months ago

    Hit a sore spot Opal!

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    jagedlo  7 months ago

    Opal Publishing…sounds like an interesting name for a company!

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    brick10  7 months ago

    As long as it comes out of your sewing and crafting supplies account…

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    MRC112  7 months ago

    Self publish on Amazon? There are actually quite a few good ones out there

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    ANIMAL  7 months ago

    For once in your life……. LISTEN TO HIM, OPAL

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    cdward  7 months ago

    As others have said, self-publishing today isn’t what it was years ago. Now you can self-publish and then print individual copies for as little as $5.00 (depending on size of manuscript and whether you have interior color, of course). I wrote a few things that I wanted to share with a select number of friends and family, self-published them, and now they’re available for sale to anyone who bothers to go to that website (not that selling them was my goal).

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    sbulger Premium Member 7 months ago

    She could make an e-book for a lot less and sell it on Amazon Kindle.

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    Zebrastripes  7 months ago

    Opal needs a rude awakening! LOL

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    Bookworm  7 months ago

    I feel about self-published authors much the same way as I feel about some poets who read aloud their works in public – they may have other undesirable habits. /s

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    Glibster Premium Member 7 months ago

    I remember a New Yorker cartoon where a couple in the foreground is seen at a classy up-scale cocktail party, holding their martinis. He looks around and says to her “Everyone here is self-published”.

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    ladykat  7 months ago

    Follow your dream, Opal, and self-publish. Don’t let Earl discourage you.

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      7 months ago

    poor neighborhood kids are gonna hate trick-or-treating at the Pickles’ this year

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    wtepps  7 months ago

    I’ve self-published 2 novels through Amazon. It’s not hard and doesn’t cost you a penny. A lot of authors use self publishing. No rejections, but no big time money deals either.

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    KEA  7 months ago

    She could publish online for a lot less than that.

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    cactusbob333  7 months ago

    I wonder wonder who, b—dum-dum-who, who wrote the book of love.

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    sobrown51  7 months ago

    There’s a print on demand option I think Amazon offers for self-publishing. I think it’s extremely cheap.

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    kab2rb  7 months ago

    Listen to Earl.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  7 months ago

    Go for it Opal.

    You would look good in poverty or wealth.

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    aunt granny  7 months ago

    It costs only a few dollars per month to put it up on a Web site — and you can use the site for lots of other stuff.

    And if you hypertext it yourself, it will come out much better than the garbage put out by self-styled “Web designers” who plug your content into a fitsall template that doesn’t even validate.

    For a book, you need learn only a few tags, such as paragraph break and header1, header2, etc.   Don’t specify too much.   Dithering over which font to use?   Let the reader read in the font that he considers easy to read.

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