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'Rationalising the Bible'

#1  Postby Agrippina » Mar 14, 2016 6:58 am

Cute. Thanks Piper.

Update on what's happening with me. I went away for a weekend up north to see my children, but the car ride: 1200 kms in four days, and sleeping in four different beds without taking time to put my feet up and just relax while I was there, took its toll. I've spent the last (almost a month) in bed with excruciating hip pain. I probably need a hip replacement but have healed enough now to at least be able to sit at a table, for short periods, again.

In the meantime, I've published a first edition of two of three volumes of my book. Our friend, Chris Jarvis, is reading through the published versions to check for errors and formatting problems. Those are already up on Amazon, but it's a little expensive to pay $20 each, for something that I know has errors. I've reread and run spell and grammar checks on them, and done the editing I've identified, but I still want him to find anything I might have missed before I advertise. The last one, the New Testament one will be up early in April probably. So I've achieved my goal, and I'm pretty chuffed about that. I was advised by publishers to break it up into three volumes because of the size of the finished product at almost 700 pages. The three are: the Torah, Conquer, Kings Poetry & Prophecy, and The New Testament, each around 300 pages.

Also I have to wait for our veeeeery slooooow postal system to get my copies to me. It should take another two or so weeks. But here's a pic of the book in case anyone is interested to see it.

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Re: My apologies...

#2  Postby DougC » Mar 15, 2016 3:19 am

Agrippina wrote:snip - But here's a pic of the book in case anyone is interested to see it.


Yea?
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#3  Postby OlivierK » Mar 15, 2016 3:25 am

Looks great, Aggie :cheers:
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#4  Postby The_Piper » Mar 15, 2016 4:01 am

Cool!
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#5  Postby Ironclad » Mar 15, 2016 10:09 am

Excellent!!!
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#6  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 15, 2016 11:12 am

Congrats Aggie :cheers:
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#7  Postby Blip » Mar 15, 2016 11:23 am

Oh, well done, Aggie! :dance:
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#8  Postby Fenrir » Mar 15, 2016 12:05 pm

Woot!
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#9  Postby chairman bill » Mar 15, 2016 12:23 pm

Bad Aggi. Making the baby Jesus cry.
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#10  Postby Sendraks » Mar 15, 2016 12:52 pm

Well done Aggie! :D
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#11  Postby jamest » Mar 15, 2016 12:53 pm

Agrippina wrote:
In the meantime, I've published a first edition of two of three volumes of my book.

If you don't mind me asking, is it easy to get a book published? Does it cost much money? Etc.. I've considered writing books too, but don't have a clue as to how to go about it. I wondered if you'd share any wisdom you've learnt through your experiences of getting the books on the shelf. Thanks.
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#12  Postby Agrippina » Mar 16, 2016 6:02 am

:lol: Thanks guys. I appreciate the support. I also make reference to it in my thank you piece. I couldn't have done it without the support of my friends here. :thumbup:
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#13  Postby DougC » Mar 16, 2016 7:10 am

Sweeeet. :grin:
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#14  Postby Ironclad » Mar 16, 2016 9:53 am

chairman bill wrote:Bad Aggi. Making the baby Jesus cry.


And where's your Apologies thread huh? Buggering off like that, no word or nowt :snooty:
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#15  Postby Ironclad » Mar 16, 2016 9:57 am

I can't find the book(s). I find the usual Bible, and a book called "making gay ok". :ask:
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#16  Postby Agrippina » Mar 16, 2016 10:11 am

Ironclad, if you look for "Rationalising the Bible" on Amazon you'll find it. Be warned though that it's a first edition, with errors I need to rectify but I need to wait until it arrives in my post box here before I can make absolutely sure it's perfect the way I want it, but can't do that because our post office has been on "go slow" strike for years, with occasionally coming back to work, but now in one since the 5th, so I wait, and wait, and wait. Wow, I see it's also on Google Books.

I've edited it ready for re-uploading to the sellers, but I really do need to go through a hard copy.
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#17  Postby Ironclad » Mar 16, 2016 10:26 am

Thanks! That'll look nice in my bookshelf. :)
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#18  Postby Agrippina » Mar 16, 2016 2:32 pm

You're very kind. Thank you. I greatly appreciate it. Really, very much. I'm quite pleased to see how nice it looks on google books.

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#19  Postby DougC » Mar 17, 2016 1:59 am

(Of course, I knew her when she only posted on a poxy atheism site.)
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#20  Postby Agrippina » Mar 17, 2016 6:54 am

DougC wrote:(Of course, I knew her when she only posted on a poxy atheism site.)



:rofl: She will continue to post there. Because that's were some of the best people in the world live. :thumbup:
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