Friday, August 31, 2012

I HAVE MADE THE BIG TIME AND I AM TAKING THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND OFF

The Pula Arena (or amphitheatre, or coliseum),
in the Istrian city of Pula, Croatia.
Built in the 1st C. AD, it’s the sixth largest of 200 surviving Roman arenas.
photo: Bob R. of pirancafe.com
as you may remember, I posted about the wonderful blog piran cafe, a trampfest, awhile back
-----Original Message-----
From: Ljiljana Jurinović
To: hdking719@gmail.com 
Sent: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 7:28 am
Subject: Heather King's Shirt of Flame - Croatian rights

Dear Sirs,

We are very much interested in the possibility of translating and publishing in Croatian language the book:

Shirt of Flame: A Year with St. Therese of Lisieux by Heather King.

 We would very much appreciate if you could send us a reading copy and a PDF or of the book, and to inform us generally what would be the conditions for a licence to translate and publish in Croatian language, for a print-run of 1000-1500 copies.

Let us introduce ourselves briefly:


We are VERBUM Publishing House from Croatia founded 20 years ago and and we are presently the leading Christian publisher in Croatia. Up to now we have translated and published books from a variety of credible authors, such as: Pope John Paul II, Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Christopher Dawson, Soeren Kierkegaard, George Bernanos, Sigrid Undset, Hans Sedlmayr, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, T. S. Eliot, Joseph M. Bochenski, Josef Pieper, Romano Guardini, Nikolaj Berdjajev, Michel Schooyans, Peter Kreeft, Henri Daniel-Rops, Michael O'Brien, Donald de Marco-Benjamin Wiker, Amy Welborn, Gabriele Kuby, Dave Durand, Clayton C. Barbeau, Paul Witz, Louis de Wohl, Reginé Pernoud, Fr. Benedict Groeschel etc. (More on our editions please see on our web page www.verbum.hr).


We have been successfully working with a number of international publishers, such as: Ignatius Press, Random House/Doubleday, Presses Universitaires de France, Editions du Jubilé, Sophia Institute Press, Ascention Press, Our Sunday Visitor, Curtis Brown, San Paolo, Rizzoli, Mondadori, Lion Hudson etc.

Looking forward to hearing from you and thanking you in advance, I remain

With best regards,

Ljiljana Jurinovic,
Executive Editor

VERBUM d.o.o.
Trumbiceva obala 12
21000 Split
CROATIA


Postscript: Of course I never heard back.


A CROATIAN TRANSLATION OF
TOFFLER'S FUTURE SHOCK
again, photo courtesy of pirancafe.com

12 comments:

  1. Heather, that's wonderful!

    Have you ever read Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon? Beginning it has made me want to learn Croatian.

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  2. Hi Rachel--I think I might have started it once or twice but no. This is fantastic you feel moved to learn Croatian! Good Lord. I still struggle with English...

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  3. HVALA BOGU! means: THANKS BE TO GOD!-very often Croatian sentance...Rachel listen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8HXZqNY_L8
    Heather SRETNO! I'm moved...happy...trilled..

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  4. That's wonderful, Heather. To be published along with such great names! Also, though I have not yet even read Shirt of Flame (I intend to when next someone asks me what I want for my birthday)I know that it will be a valuable addition to broadening, widening, deepening and personalising Christian truth to more people.

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  5. love your blog...so inspiring...reading your book selections...Beyond the beautiful Forevers..was amazing..everything you post..i identify. God Be with you

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  6. How wonderful for you, Heather. Yes, we'll share you-- I love that you're becoming more and more truly international :))

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  7. Congratulations, Heather! This really IS the big time and you richly deserve to be in that constellation of world-class authors. Maybe Spanish will be next...
    ¡Hasta pronto!
    Victoria

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  8. WOW!!! How cool is that? Enjoy the fruits of your labors, dear Heather, with a few well-deserved days off. (Well, that is the whole point of the Sabbath, is it not?) :p

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  9. Congratulations, Heather! You deserve to be among such esteemed writers! Your witness of Christ's amazing love should spread far and wide.
    Happy Labor Day weekend!

    Maire.

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  10. Čestitamo, draga sestro u Kristu!

    (As Google Translate would have it, anyway)

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  11. Heather,
    This is such wonderful news and well deserved. I can only imagine the thrill...such an impressive line up of authors! God continue to bless your life and show you His love!
    Mary Beth

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I WELCOME your comments!!!