Mailbox contents today included a copy of a book which I thought I already had - the Spanish hardcover edition of "Jin Shei". Upon closer inspection, the dust-jacket is subtly different - it has been reprinted, with a little blue circle on it informing the reader (in Spanish with an exclamation point!) that more than 20 000 copies have been sold.
A look inside yielded the information that the first edition of this book was published in June 2006.
A second impression - an example of which I am apparently now in possession of - was reprinted in September.
In three months they sold 20 000 copies? Of the *hardcover*????