Four foreign publishers have bought licenses to translate Work for Money, Design for Love.
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- Chinese rights licensed to Posts and Telecommunications Press
- Russian rights licensed to Piter Press
- Korean rights licensed to Ji & Sons
- Polish rights licensed Helion
The Chinese, Russian, and Korean companies had previously bought translation rights for Logo Design Love, and as I don’t have any involvement with managing the rights, that’s definitely a benefit of working with an established publisher. My books are published by Peachpit, a part of Pearson, and Pearson has a team of “rights managers” responsible for different territories around the world, with managers dealing with publishers in different countries.
Based on Jason Hand’s experience, an international rights manager for Pearson, it’s expected that the Chinese translation will publish first, likely in May or June, followed by Korean in the third quarter of 2013, and then Polish and Russian toward September/October.
If you’ve yet to read the book, the free chapter on pricing (available when you join the mailing list) has been downloaded more than 7,000 times, and includes contributions from Alina Wheeler, Ivan Chermayeff, Nancy Wu, Ted Leonhardt, Andrea Austoni, Karishma Kasabia, and Mike Reed.
Thanks very much, by the way, to Posts and Telecommunications Press, Piter, Ji & Sons, and Helion, as well as those working behind the scenes at Pearson and Peachpit.