Molto Bene: Gnomes Gets Offer For Italian-Language Rights

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Got some exciting news last week. Italy's coolest publishing house, whose name I cannot even remember now, made an offer to buy Italian-language rights of How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack. So cool! It will be insane to see a different cover with a different language on it.

I suspect the reason Italy was the first territory (country) to make an offer is simply because of my name (thank you, Dad, for that). Perhaps your average Roman these days is much more eager to buy a book from an Italian author than a non-Italian. Score one for the Sambuchino family.

I asked my editor a few questions about all this and she said it could take 1-2 years before the book is actually in bookstores in Italy, but no matter. This is so cool it's worth the wait.

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The book comes out Sept.
7, 2010.
You can pre-order
from Amazon.

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