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Die Mitte Von Allem Awarded the Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur e. V. Book of the Month

The  Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur e. V. Book of the Month seal

The Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur e. V. Book of the Month seal

Die Mitte Von Allem has been awarded the Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur e. V. (German Academy of Literature for Children and Young Readers) Book of the Month for June. 

Die Mitte Von Allem

Die Mitte Von Allem cover

On January 20th, Die Mitte Von Allemthe German translation of Learning Not to Drown was released.   Me being classic me has been trying to think of what to write for my blog post about it for a little over two weeks.  (Now you know why it took me ten years to write a novel.)

Every time I tried writing this post, one consistent thought came to mind:  It’s weird having a book translated into a language I can’t read.  It’s completely and totally bizarre.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad weird.  I’m thrilled.  But it’s still strange.

So how did this translation come about?  Last May my editor at Atheneum emailed me the news that they had made my first foreign sale to Magellan in Germany.  This fall, while on a visit to Berlin, I met with my publisher and my publicist.  I found out that the title would be Die Mitte Von Allem (The Middle of Everything) and was shown this beautiful cover – which, by the way, I love.  It could not be more different from the original, but it feels right.  It feels like Clare’s story is behind that cover.  As strange as it is to have it translated into words I can’t understand, it blows my mind that Clare and Luke and Peter… and Skeleton… are now living in another language.  Thanks Magellan, translator Petra Koob Pawis, and all the German readers choosing to spend some time with the Tovin family.

Want Learning Not to Drown published in your country? Let my publisher know!

Many of you around the world continue to ask me via various social media outlets if Learning Not to Drown will be translated and released in your country.  Other than Germany (release date TBA), there aren’t plans for international releases yet, but my publisher is working on it.

As much as I love hearing that you are excited about my book and want it in your language, there isn’t much I can do about it… but…

You can help!

My editor wants to hear from you!  She wants to know where in the world people are interested in Learning Not to Drown.  And, if she has letters from you, she can bring them into acquisition meetings to show that there are already readers who want the book in those areas.  That can make a huge difference.

If you want to see Learning Not to Drown in your country, write a letter to my editor using the contact form here:

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM MORE THAN ONCE!   Thank you!

LNTD’s First Translation: German!

This morning I woke up to some great news: Learning Not to Drown is being translated into German and will be published by Magellan GmbH & Co. KG!  I’ve got a fair amount of German blood in my body, making this an especially proud moment for me.

They aim to publish within the year, but it might take up to eighteen months.  As soon as I get a specific date, I will let you know.

I made the announcement on twitter and immediately my notification feed was filled with questions about when it will be translated into other languages and released in other countries.

And the answer:  I have no idea.  I wish it were as easy as seeing a message from you and *BAM* it would appear perfectly translated in your language in your country.  The process can be complex, but my editor and the foreign sales department over at Atheneum are working on additional foreign contracts, and hopefully the future will hold more translations for Learning Not to Drown.

For now, Amazon ships internationally (as well as some independent book stores)  if you’d like to read my book in English.

 

Read the First 6 Chapters of LEARNING NOT TO DROWN Now!

Hello!  I woke up to the news from my publisher that we are going to share a little taste of LEARNING NOT TO DROWN with you!  An exclusive excerpt is living here: http://bit.ly/1fz4VRp

AND…

If you want a chance to win a finished copy of my debut, LEARNING NOT TO DROWN, you can head on over to Goodreads  to enter this giveaway! http://bit.ly/1fVvbGJ

Learning Not to Drown – Less Than a Month Away!

After 10 years of working on my debut novel, Learning Not to Drown I finally get to share it with you in less than a month!

The book comes out on April 1st, and we’ve started to schedule some discussions and signing.  So far, the week of my debut I’ll be in Los Angeles and New York.  I’ll also be speaking on a panel at the LA Times Festival of Books.  All dates will be updated as they come in on my events page here and on Facebook.

If you are interested in pre-ordering the book, call your local independent bookstore, or check out some other options on the Learning Not to Drown page on the Simon and Schuster website.  For now, the book will be released in the USA in English only, but international orders can be taken through Amazon and shipped to your country.

AnnaShinoda.com Updated!

Welcome to my updated site.  Take a peek around.  Enjoy yourself.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers Contract Signed!

Anna Shinoda is pleased to announce she has officially signed the contract from Atheneum Books for Young Readers to publish her young adult novel, currently titled CROSS BONES.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers Offer Accepted!

Anna Shinoda is pleased to announce she has accepted an offer from Atheneum Books for Young Readers to publish her young adult novel, currently titled CROSS BONES.

Will the Real Anna Shinoda Please Stand UP?

Just a reminder that this is the official website of author Anna Shinoda. Unfortunately, several impostor Anna Shinoda sites continue to pop up, especially on communities like myspace and facebook. Since it is impossible to try and shut down all these fake sites, the best way to know that you are getting real news, photos and journal entries written by author Anna Shinoda is to visit AnnaShinoda.com. If at any time, Anna decides to add another website or join an online community, she will post that information here on the news page.

Please keep visiting! Thanks!

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