October 26th, 2006

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Viva Espana!

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*????

Muchas gracias, Espana!
Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

You will no doubt be hearing about this from a lot of places....

...but let me do a Public Service Announcement and discuss it here as well.

Aspiring writers in search of agents: website under the spotlight is this one:


IILAA stands for International Independent Literary Agents Association.

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Dreams are beautiful, and dreams are free - but beware of promises you are asked to pay for in advance.

That's all I'm saying.