Wednesday, November 25, 2009

FlashForward #2 bestseller in Spain

The Spanish edition of FlashForward, my novel that is the basis for the ABC TV series, is the #2 bestseller store-wide at Casa del Libro, Spain's leading online bookseller:

1. El Simbolo Perdido
by Dan Brown

2. FlashForward
by Robert J. Sawyer

3. El Viaje Intimo de la Locura
by Roberto Iniesta

4. Como Detectar Mentiras: Una Guia Para Utilizar en el Trabajo
by Paul Ekman

5. La Noche de los Tiempos
by Antonio Muñoz Molina

This is the store-wide list, including all titles (fiction, nonfiction) in all formats. Woot! The bestsellers list is here (scroll down to "Los más vendidos").

My Spanish publisher is the wonderful La Factoria de Ideas.

More about the Spanish edition (including the opening chapters in Spanish) is here.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

FlashForward TV series now sold to 100 territories; translation rights to the novel

The TV series FlashForward, made by ABC Studios in Los Angeles, and based on Robert J. Sawyer's novel of the same name, has now sold to a staggering 100 territories worldwide.

Recent additions: AXN (Central and Eastern Europe), AXN (Japan), Channel 1 (Russia), Fox International Channels (Russia), M-Net (Africa), Orbit Showtime (Middle East), ProSieben (Germany),TF1 (France) and TV4 (Sweden) have all acquired the series.

More information in this article.

Translation rights to the novel FlashForward have sold in numerous languages. but we're always looking to add more. Author Sawyer controls all non-English-language rights; publishers can contact him at and he'll put you in touch with his agents who handle his foreign rights, translation rights, and overseas sales.

The novel won Canada's top SF award and Europe's top SF award, and received a starred review, denoting a work of exceptional merit from Publishers Weekly.

Other reviews of the novel FlashForward:
  • "Great storytelling" --Boston Globe
  • "Fresh and startling" --Library Journal
  • "Intellectually and dramatically satisfying" --Orlando Sentinel
  • "Sawyer manipulates an intricate plot brilliantly" --Denver Rocky Mountain News
  • "Unbelievably cool" --SciFi Weekly
  • "A gripping novel" --SciFi Wire
  • "An excellent novel" --Starlog
  • "An utterly fascinating premise and hard questions about free will and determinism" --Winnipeg Free Press
More reviews of the novel are here, and more about the book is here.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Portuguese edition of FlashForward coming

My wonderful agent Ralph Vicinanza just sold Portuguese rights to FlashForward, bringing to 18 the number of languages my work has or will be appearing in: Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish. w00t! (And le w00t! and el w00té! and ...)
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Chinese editions of the Neanderthal Parallax

I'm delighted to announce the sale of Chinese rights to Hominids, Humans, and Hybrids to Anhui Literature & Arts Publishing House. The sale was made by my agents Ralph M. Vicinanza, Ltd., in conjunction with Andrew Nurnberg Associates, and the editions will appear in simplified Chinese characters.
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