Thursday, 20 September 2012

FROSTFIRE IN GERMANY

Hello and Happy Thursday!

I'm feeling a little tense today because tomorrow I'm off to Sheffield Highschool, where I'll be doing an event with about a hundred young ladies. For some reason school visits make me more nervous than any other kind of event, even the swishy posh ones where I'm supposed to act like a grown-up. My writing group think maybe it's because I get flashbacks to my own fairly horrific school-age experiences. I wonder if it's because these guys - young people - are my actual audience and the ones I'm dedicated to reaching and pleasing. In either case, I have the collywobbles. Wish me luck, Dear Readers!

In the meantime, I have some news to share - and you can probably guess what it is from the not-terribly-subtle post title. FrostFire has sold its first foreign right, to the German market. Which is exciting not only because, you know - my book in another language, a new interpretation of the cover art - but also because the German publisher is Carlsen Verlag.

That's... Carlsen Verlag, German publisher of Kristin Cashore, Melissa Marr, Scott Westerfield, Leigh Bardugo, Stephenie Meyer and a certain J.K. Rowling.

*Pause while Zolah muffles her squeeing in a pillow*

Ahem. And apparently they're intending to ramp up the focus on their selection of translated titles from Autumn 2013, and were looking for a special lead title to launch the new programme. Guess what that title is?

*More muffled squeeing*

So FrostFire gets to be the lead translated title from this amazing publisher in Autumn next year. I'm thrilled, and can't wait to see how the German version looks. Yay, Germany!

13 comments:

Alex Mullarky said...

You'll be fine, Zoe :P and congratulations, how exciting!

Zoë Marriott said...

Alex: Thank you! I need all the moral support I can get - clinging to this news is certainly helping!

Rachel Balcombe said...

Wow, that's incredible! Now I really do have to buy it for my cousin - but which language should I choose? ;)

Good luck with the school visit! It'll be great! XD

Isabel said...

Congrats! That's amazing news. Good luck on the school visit, but I know you'll be great!

Zoë Marriott said...

Thank you Isabel and Rachel! Fingers crossed!

Rebecca Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh!!! Carlsen Verlag, that's amazing! Congrats :)

And good luck for going into the school :)

Zoë Marriott said...

Rebecca: Right!? Thanks, hun :)

Emma Pass said...

Awesome news!!! I'm so pleased for you - very well deserved, congratulations! And good luck tomorrow, you'll be fine. :)

Zoë Marriott said...

Emma: Thanks loads! I'm hoping a few more rights might go after this...

amycelestia said...

That's great news, yaaay for you and FrostFrire!! :)

Zoë Marriott said...

Thanks Amie :)

Jesse Owen said...

I hope the school event well :)

And congratulations for FrostFire :D

Zoë Marriott said...

Jesse: Other than the trains going haywire AGAIN it was lovely. Thanks :)

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