Friday, October 10, 2008

I'm Big in Eastern Europe

Harlequin Books generally get printed in languages other than English. Fellow Harlequin/Silhouette writers have talked about getting copies of their books in Spanish, French and German. We also get copies of our books from England and Australia.

So far, my foreign language books have been from Estonia, Iceland and (though I didn't get copies of it) Romania. Two out of three in Eastern Europe. Pretty cool.

Here's Forbidden Touch in Estonian:

Here's Forbidden Territory in Romanian:

I wanted to see if I could find a link to my book in Iceland, but I can't find the only copy I have left (my dog ate the other one), so I don't remember the title or, for that matter, which book it was.

I'm looking forward to seeing if I have any foreign sales of Cowboy Alibi. Do cowboys sell well in other countries?


Carla Swafford said...

That is so neat!

Crystal-Rain Love said...

That's awesome, but where the heck is Estonia? I really should have taken geography in school.

Anonymous said...

Estonia is actually in North Europe, so it makes two out of three in North Europe.

Paula said...

Does Iceland count as Europe?

BTW, when I get the books in the mail, they come with no note, so I have to read through the copyright note at the front to try to figure out what country the book is from. I thought at first the Estonian book might be from Finland (Keeletud Puudutus--all those double vowels) but I found a website URL ending in .ee, which I looked up and found to be Estonia.

While technically, it is a Northern European country, I kind of counted it as an Eastern European country because, like Romania and others, it was previously annexed by the former Soviet Union. So maybe the better statement would have been, "I'm big in former Soviet-occupied Europe."

I wish Harlequin was better about telling us where our books are sold outside of the U.S.

Crystal-Rain Love said...

If Europe is a country, how can there be other countries in it? Or is it a continent? Man, it's a good thing I never leave America. I'd never know where I was!