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I'm Number One...

... in Portugal.

The first translation of A DANCE WITH DRAGONS is just out. And the gold medal for fastest translation goes to Portugal.

Mind you, my Portugese publisher splits each book into two volumes, so this is only the first half of DANCE... but even so, the first volume is in the bookshops, and I'm told it has vaulted to the top of the Portugese bestseller lists.


(cover art by Andreas Rocha)

So... which country will get the silver medal? Spain? Italy? Germany? Your guess is as good as mine, but I'll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, back in the States, DANCE fell to #3 on the NYTimes list last week, and this week is down to #4. But still in the top ten, nine weeks after publication.

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stevewood
Sep. 15th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
Well...I'm sure Spain might take a queue from it's rival neighbor. However, didn't the United Kingdom release their translation before Portugal? :)

As for the NYTimes best seller list...you know King Kong did stay atop the Empire State Building for a long time, but eventually fell...beauty doing the deed of course. Eventually, Winds of Winter will be needed to get your name back up there to #1 again...hint hint. Now that the monkey is off your back there's a lizard crawling up your leg and making it's way to your shoulders...soon to become Godzilla and breathing fire on your brain. As always, your fans will wait years for Winds et. la. so that we can re-immerse into Westeros and the other lands across the sea with new intrigue and battles...thankfully Dance is so full of twists that we will be enjoying it for the next few years re-reading it six or eight times and seeing something new each time.
miaowcat
Sep. 16th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
However, didn't the United Kingdom release their translation before Portugal? :)

LOL!!! :-)

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