Thursday, January 26, 2006

Osserian Saga sold in Germany

I found out that the first three books in The Osserian Saga have been sold in Germany! I don't know the publisher -- my agent wasn't sure, not that I would recognize them anyway -- but I thought it was really interesting that a non-English-speaking country would snap up the rights before a place like the UK. (Though I have heard comments from other writers and readers that there is enough "home grown" fantasy in the UK that publishers don't need to buy as much from overseas).

6 comments:

Simon Haynes said...

Well done, David. The good news keeps on coming ;-)
A lot of UK publishers seem to be snapping up Aussie fantasy (Check the news page at www.orbitbooks.co.uk), so they're not averse to buying from 'them furrin types'
Cheers
Simon

David Forbes said...

Thanks! Yes, I'm really happy about the foreign sales.

Hey, has my agent been in touch with you? Matt Bailer? He sent me an e-mail the other day that he was going to contact the guy who wrote HAL SPACEJOCK. I'm not sure if he got in touch with you because of my write-up or something else. That would be great if he could get you sold over here. He's a fantastic agent...

Simon Haynes said...

You have mail ;-)

Gabriele C. said...

Congrats.

Germany still is a nation keen on translating books from other languages. It's an old tradition and even great writers like Goethe and Schiller were also translators on occasion. And Fantasy is a popular genre.

It is one of the reasons I write in English. Should I ever reach publication, chance is my books will get translated into German. It would not work the other way round - which is a pity because you miss some good stuff.

Patrick said...

Congrats!

Things are beginning to snowball for you! Hopefully things will work out for me with HarperCollins! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.:-)

David Forbes said...

Hi Patrick. I hope things work out for you too. Good luck!