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Re: Publication News
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2003, 07:26:32 PM »
hey, congrats!

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Re: Publication News
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2003, 07:45:06 PM »
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perhaps they smelt out that Tor is launching a new author that could get very big (I hope) and want to snatch him up before anyone else can.




Maybe someone tipped them off....   ;D

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Re: Publication News
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2003, 09:16:53 PM »
Heh.  Joshua was kind of surprised at the entire event.  He told me not to expect to sell too many foreign rights (excluding UK) until the book had been out a year or so.  Foreign publishers, with smaller markets, tend to be more picky.  Apparently, events like this one are exceptions, and far from the rule.
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Re: Publication News
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2003, 05:26:37 PM »
Did they say what the title would be in Russian?  I think Cyrillic looks super-cool.

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Re: Publication News
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2003, 06:38:26 PM »
Heh.  Haven't gotten that far yet.  We're not even 100% sure on the English title yet...
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Re: Publication News
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2003, 06:58:01 PM »
We'll have to make sure Ady gets sent a Russian copy.  She'd get a kick out of owning a fantsy novel, in Russian by someone she knows.
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Re: Publication News
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2003, 07:06:37 PM »
Heh.  Heck, I'll get a kick out of owning a Russian version of one of my novels.  The idea of my work being translated into another language still amuses me to no end.
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Re: Publication News
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2003, 08:12:33 PM »
do you get to speak with the translator at all?  A translator can either do glorious things to a work, or royally screw it up.  Or just do an ordinary good job, which is probably most often the case.

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Re: Publication News
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2004, 07:26:11 AM »
So, the end of the latest revision is in sight.  Moshe just sent me the last 300 or so pages of his line-edit.  I started on the final push this morning.  We'll see how long I can keep going before I decide to be responsible and grade the stack of papers sitting on the chair next to me.

You know, I always wondered how it would feel to have some random editor looking at my work and forcing me to change things.  However, it's actually rather pleasant--there isn't much 'forcing' going on at all.  It's like I have this personal assistant who is willing to go through my manuscript line by line and find all the dumb little mistakes and fix them for me.  

(We're not talking about spelling or grammar errors--there aren't many of those left in ELANTRIS.  Other things, like sentence constructions or awkward phrasings, make up the bulk of the changes.)

It does feel a bit embarrassing when I come across one of those pages that bleeds red, though.
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Re: Publication News
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2004, 09:30:25 AM »
I'm glad to hear that (about the personal assistant part, not the embarrassing part). I've had a lot of diplomacy ingrained into me in my editing classes and as you work with writers, you learn what matters to mention and what doesn't. The final decision is the writer's, but it's my job to point out places I feel have problems of one sort or another, and I hope that when I point things out it's helpful rather than picky. I think most editors would say the same.
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Re: Publication News
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2004, 06:00:07 PM »
First Quote is in:

"Brandon Sanderson is the real thing--an exciting storyteller with a unique and powerful vision.  

ELANTRIS is one of the finest debuts I've seen in years."
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Re: Publication News
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2004, 06:08:17 PM »
Sweet, EUOL.  Congratulations!
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Re: Publication News
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2004, 06:08:30 PM »
Whoo hoo!  Ain't that the truth.

Pssst... Who's David Farland? I feel like I should know the name.  :-/
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Re: Publication News
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2004, 06:23:48 PM »
David Farland=Dave Wolverton

Author of the RUNELORDS, occasional teacher at BYU.
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Re: Publication News
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2004, 06:24:39 PM »
Dave Wolverton's good twin.

Definitely a nice one!
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