Sunday, April 22, 2007

This Is So Cool

I need your indulgence for a few minutes because I just gotta share this.

The Penguin fall catalogs are out and Bad Girl is listed under the NAL releases. The link to the catalog is here, and my book is on page 36 of the pdf.

How cool is that?

The catalogs are what booksellers and libraries use to order their fall stock.

And, if that weren't enough, the foreign edition placeholders are beginning to pop up on You can see the French translation here, the German one here, and the Japanese one here.

Back when my agent Jacky was marketing the manuscript, she told me that Penguin has the best foreign rights department of all the publishing houses. If you'll go to page 82 of the catalog pdf, you'll see a list of the subrights agents they use around the world.


David Roth said...

Congratulations, Maya!

B.E. Sanderson said...

You're right. That is too cool. Congratulations, Maya! =oD

Maya Reynolds said...

Dave and B.E.: Thanks so much. I'm still grinning.

Maria Zannini said...

I am so proud of you! Way to go, woman!

I have a question: Do you know if the translations are using the same cover art? Just curious on how that works.

Maya Reynolds said...

Maria: Thanks.

I can answer your question generally, but not specifically. The publisher makes its own decision in each country and often the covers vary dramatically.

Laura Vivanco had a really great post on this subject on February 27, 2007 at Teach Me Tonight. You can find the link to the right of my blog under "Other Helpful Links" or you can go to

Sorry, but I haven't figured out how to do hyperlinks inside the comment stream.

Marie Tuhart said...


It is way too cool. I love the cover and I think it will be a big selling point. You're on your way.

Laura Vivanco said...

I'm glad you liked my post on covers, Maya. I'll put in a direct link for anyone who's interested. It's here.

It must be really exciting to see your book getting to this stage of the process. Congratulations!