Author Ricardo Cortes hopes to reprint a hardcover edition of his controversial children’s book about marijuana through Kickstarter. Read more about his quest to publish It’s Just a Plant at the fundraising site.
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Here’s more about the $9,000 project: “After being rejected by a dozen publishers, I decided to publish the book myself. It was a crash-course in an unfamiliar industry. Fortunately, the story struck a nerve, and began to gain national attention – both good and bad. Parents, teachers, congressmen, David Crosby, and Bill O’Reilly all had something to say about the story. You can see some of the press the book attracted here. Five years later, the book has become a minor children’s classic. It sold out a first edition (hardcover) and I’ve just sold out the second edition (paperback).”