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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.

From the 'why choose an IILAA agent' page we get this:Collapse )

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.
Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Another comment from the blog world that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy...

A blog entry (from an aspiring writer, by the sound of things) which caught my eye:

just reading le guin and alma
alexander recently made me
think, ack, that's sort of my idea!!
but it doesn't matter.
my story needs to be told.

Me and Le Guin, eh?

Thank you, much - and I wish you every success in finding the right words to tell your own tale...