Wednesday, May 14, 2008
...which means, according to Mr Google's translation, "welcome" in Czech. So a big warm Vitame Vas to all you readers of the recently released Czech language edition of the book formerly known at FAR HORIZON (or Vzdleny Horizont, as we say in Czech).
It's a nice surprise receiving a foreign translation of one of my books. To see an old yarn reborn with a new cover and (often) a new name is always exciting. It's also interesting to see how different people in different lands interpret the same story, via the cover.
Full marks go to my very good friends at TEA, my Italian publishers, for their design of the cover for Sotto il Cielo dell' Africa, (above) which means "Under an African Sky" (originally called African Sky). Is Italian the language of romance or what? Is this not a beautiful cover?
Stefano, the publisher at TEA, is a great guy who keeps me up to date with how things are going in Italy. He says they're in the process of deciding which book to release next and he's already said he's keen to read the soon-to-be-released SILENT PREDATOR. Is it any wonder, Legion of Fans (LOF) that Italy is one of my most favourite non-African countries in the world?
And speaking of SILENT PREDATOR, LOF, the release is imminent - as is your chance to scam some free wine and nibblies at a library near you, and your chance to win the HUMUNGOUSLY ENORMOUS LUXURY SAFARI FOR TWO TO AFRICA!!!!! (more details soon, so stay blogged).