Monday, January 28, 2013

Foreign Publication Update: The Crimson Crown Since You've Asked

Original-language E-book Overseas
It’s taken quite a while to ferret this out. It may have had to do with the fact that the Seven Realms series was originally supposed to be a trilogy. My American publisher, Hyperion, didn’t have contracts in place for overseas distribution of the Crimson Crown e-book by the U.S. release date. They are working furiously to get those in place, and do the formatting and so on. It appears that the first e-book to be available overseas will be in the Apple format but I don’t have a date for that.
Translation Rights
Bear in mind that for foreign rights, the author is usually the last to know anything—especially if there is a language barrier (I am sadly monolingual.) In general, if you’re wondering about a release date, the best way to find out is to 1) search online for local information 2) ask your bookseller 3) visit the publisher’s website, and if there is no information there, contact them and ask.
            That said, here’s the current info that I have:
The UK
My UK publisher is Harper Voyager (Harper-Collins UK.)  They have purchased the rights, but there is no information on their site regarding a release date. regarding a date. You may want to drop them an email or contact your local bookseller and let them know you are waiting. I’d love for you to buy the UK edition because I want to support my UK publisher.
To be published simultaneously by Bragelonne (adult) and Castelmore (YA) imprints. They have bought the rights to The Crimson Crown, but no information on their site about a release date. 
            Good news!! Bragelonne/Castelmore have bought the French  translation rights for The Heir Chronicles!!
The Netherlands
Zwarte Kunst 4 Scharlakenrode Kroon was released in December, 2012 by Luitingh Fantasy
Galeria will release Polish translation 3.20.13 
No information on pub date from Verlagsgruppe (Random House Germany.)
Good news!!  Verlagsgruppe Blanvalet has bought German translation rights for The Heir Chronicles
Ediciones B has not yet purchased the translation rights for The Crimson Crown. Because the series was initially planned to be a trilogy, they bought the rights to the first three books but have not made a bid to buy the fourth.
The best way to encourage a publisher to release my books or any book in translation is to spread the word to friends and fellow readers about the books you like.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cabin Fever? Hope to See You At One of These Events!

Tucson, AZ -- Tucson Festival of Books
March 9-10, 2013
The University of Arizona campus
Tucson, AZ

Skype Virtual Visit
February 6, 2013, 1:30 P.M. CST
Chaska Middle School
Chaska, MN

Cornwall, NY -- School Visit
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Cornwall Middle School
Cornwall, NY

Strongsville, OH -- Appearance and Signing
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3-5 p.m.
Strongsville Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library

New Philadelphia, OH – Presentation and Signing
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
121 Fair Ave NW New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-364-4474

Houston, TX -- Virtual Visit
Wednesday, March 13, 3 P.M. CST
Houston Public Library

Orrville, OH -- Wayne College Writing Workshop
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The University of Akron Wayne College
1901 Smucker Road, Orrville, OH 44667
Phone: 330-683-2010 Toll Free: 1-800-221-8308

Newark, OH -- Presentation and Signing
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 4 p.m.
Licking County Public Library
101 West Main Street
Newark , Ohio 43055 740.349.5552

Evansville, IN -- River Bend Writing Project
Workshop for Teachers/Public Appearance
Saturday, April 13, 2013
University of Southern Indiana

Houston, TX -- Teen BookCon
Saturday, April 20th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Alief Taylor High School
7555 Howell Sugar Land Road Houston, TX 77083

Kent, OH -- Reading and Writing Festival 
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Fantasy Writing Workshop
Sponsored by the Six-District Compact
Kent State University, Kent, OH
For more information, contact the Festival Director, Mary Jane Stanchina, at the Six District Compact: (330) 655-2247.

Maumee, OH – Claire’s Day
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Maumee Branch, Toledo Lucas County Public Library,
501 River Road, Maumee, Ohio.
Join me and ten other authors at Northwest Ohio’s children’s litfest.

Flint, MI – Author Appearance and Signing
Tuesday, May 21, 2013—details to follow
Flint Public Library
1026 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48502
Phone: (810) 232-7111