Posted on: 01/04/11
So, I recently received my author’s copies of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl in both Spanish and Catalan. Very cool.
But as much as I enjoy having the books, the fact of the matter is that I don’t need multiple copies of my own work. One copy of each for my “brag shelf” is just fine, thankyouverymuch. What, then, am I to do with the remaining copies?
I want to give them away. To you.
Well, maybe to you. Depends on who you are.
These books aren’t in English, and I don’t want to just give them away to people as a curiosity. I’d like them to serve a purpose and actually be read. As a result, here’s my plan:
If you are involved in some sort of English as a Second Language program or some sort of at-risk program involving folks (adults or kids) who speak Spanish or Catalan, you are eligible for a free copy of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl. All you need to do is send a letter on your organization’s letterhead(school, local charity, community college, what-have-you) explaining that you represent such-and-such a program and you’d like a free book. Mail that letter to me care of my agent:
c/o Anderson Literary Management
12 W. 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
That’s it! I’ll send you a free book to use in your program. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Note that you must specify which language you need! I expect that the demand will be for the Spanish editions, as Catalan is not nearly as widely spoken. This, of course, means that if your program does involve Catalan, you have a much greater chance of landing a book.