I have something kind of cool this morning. Most of the time the foreign editions of the books come out without my knowledge with no contact at all from the outside publishing house. I never know they’re there unless I go looking for them or the author copies mysteriously find their way to my desk. Sometimes my translators will contact me about a phrase or word, and I might get a title. Rarely they ask me for an interview. Occasionally they share covers with me, which I count myself lucky for as trying to track them down is a hit or miss prospect. For the third book out in the Czech republic, I hit the jackpot with a cracker-jack article and a beautiful cover. I won’t be able to get it on the website until later, but I wanted to show it to you here now while it was still brand new. I love seeing how the books are presented in different languages.
I maintain a list of where the rights have been sold at the media page if you want to know if the books will be coming out in “a language near you.” There is a lag-time of one to two years before the books start showing up on the shelf once they buy the rights, so it won’t be an immediate thing, and rarely do they buy the entire series at once, so it’s usually the first three, and when they do well, they buy the next three. Germany was one of the first foreign outlets, and as you can see, they are very proactive about getting the books on the shelf in a timely manner. They even have some of the novellas out under their own covers, and are going to have the HOLLOWS INSIDER. If you are interested in seeing some of the foreign edition covers, I have an incomplete listing of them here at the drama box on the side pages, and a more finished list of them at the individual book pages at the website. Dead Witch Walking