Look what just came in the mail! German Lips Touch! So exciting. I lovelovelove foreign editions, and as a writer I have always had this vision of one day having a bookcase of all my own (and Jim's) books in many languages and alphabets and with many covers and spines. Well, that is a wish with two parts: the bookcase, and the books themselves! The bookcase is the much easier part of the dream, for sure! Well, I guess I always thought the dream would be a long-in-coming gradual collection, and it will be for sure, but it's getting a big boost this year!
For one thing, the bookcase is under construction! It will be the first thing you see on entering the new library (which is almost finished and ready to paint!!!) Ready to go on it are my ARCs and audios and a few foreign editions so far of my first three books.
And to come . . .
I am excited beyond words that Daughter of Smoke and Bone has sold in twenty foreign territories so far!!!! Here they are:
- CHINESE - Complex Sun Color Culture Publishing Co. Ltd.
- CHINESE - Simplified Hachette - Phoenix Cultural Development Ltd., Co.
- CROATIAN Algoritam Ltd.
- CZECH Euromedia Group K.S.
- DANISH Bazar Forlag AS
- FINNISH Tammi Publishers
- FRENCH Editions Gallimard Jeunesse
- GERMAN S. Fischer Verlag
- GREEK S. Patakis Publications S.A.
- HEBREW Modan Publishing House
- INDONESIAN Pt Gramedia Pustaka Utama
- ITALIAN Fazi Editore
- KOREAN Random House Korea, Inc.
- NORWEGIAN Bazar Forlag AS
- POLISH Wydawnictwo Amber, Sp.
- PORTUGUESE Editora Intrinseca
- RUSSIAN Ast-Release Ltd.
- SLOVAK Ikar A.S. (Slovak)
- SWEDISH Bazar Forlag AS
- ... and UK: Hodder & Stoughton, which includes Aus/NZ, Ireland, South Africa, and other Commonwealth countries
WOW! Thank you Little, Brown foreign rights people for making this happen! And my agent Jane Putch of course the UK sale. As you know, I [heart] Hodder :-) There are more countries I have fingers crossed for, like the Netherlands (come ON, Netherlands, please??) and Spain, and I don't even really know what other ones to hope for. This is new to me!