Did you know that Beatrix Potter originally wanted her Peter Rabbit books to be small for children's hands but that publishers wanted them to be bigger and, therefore, more expensive? "Potter refused, explaining that she would rather make two or three books costing one shilling each than one big book because 'little rabbits cannot afford to spend six shillings on one book, and would never buy it.' In December 1901, she self-published The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The 250 copies sold out in a few months..."
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