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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2020, 02:06:47 PM »
I just googled War of the usurper and it was all Game of Thrones results.

Do you think a new title for your Romanian edition would make it unique? Pop up in search results better?

I just googled it myself out of curiosity, and was pleasantly surprised to find its Goodreads entry on the first page.

As for the Romanian edition, I have no control over what they call it over there.

Surprising. Probably Google algorithms mixing things up, I presume. I'm curious what others see when the google war of the usurper. @ScarletBea @xiagan @Eclipse @isos81

Als why don't you have control over your book's name? Is this situation common in publishing?

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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2020, 02:33:09 PM »
I just googled War of the usurper and it was all Game of Thrones results.

Do you think a new title for your Romanian edition would make it unique? Pop up in search results better?

I just googled it myself out of curiosity, and was pleasantly surprised to find its Goodreads entry on the first page.

As for the Romanian edition, I have no control over what they call it over there.

Surprising. Probably Google algorithms mixing things up, I presume. I'm curious what others see when the google war of the usurper. @ScarletBea @xiagan @Eclipse @isos81

Als why don't you have control over your book's name? Is this situation common in publishing?


I see Robert's Rebellion fro ASoIaF.

I saw a tweet from Joe Abercrombie about translated titles just the other day. the First Law trilogy in Germany are all 'x-blades' when translated. So King's Blades, Magic Blades, etc. Best Served Cold is catchily renamed Revenge Blades. I imagine it's all a matter of different tastes for different markets.
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2020, 02:46:53 PM »
Yes, googling 'war of the usurper' gets me only GoT links on page 1 :-\
On page 2 is your book on goodreads.

If I google 'war of the usurper book', then your amazon listing comes first, then a GoT one, then your goodreads.
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« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2020, 02:53:24 PM »
I get Robert's Rebellion, too but if I add Eli, then I get Eli's book. It's all about ranking, the algorithm Google uses to rank the pages. If you search for something and if it's not in the first line and then you click on directly, its rank is increased. So if you scroll down to Eli's book and click on and when this is done enough, it will appear first. Until then, we all see Robert's Rebellion.

Eli can see his book in the first row because he clicked on it countless times and Google displays his page to him but that's only for him.
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2020, 03:32:19 PM »
I saw a tweet from Joe Abercrombie about translated titles just the other day. the First Law trilogy in Germany are all 'x-blades' when translated. So King's Blades, Magic Blades, etc. Best Served Cold is catchily renamed Revenge Blades. I imagine it's all a matter of different tastes for different markets.

That's interesting. I presume it's only when content is translated into local language. Still would be weird as I could be recommending this to a person who might have read it under another name!
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2020, 03:37:23 PM »
If I google Scarletbea I get a website called How to train your memory so you never forget anything again especially in novels you’ve read a while ago 

A bit of a long title I thought.
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2020, 03:48:29 PM »
I saw a tweet from Joe Abercrombie about translated titles just the other day. the First Law trilogy in Germany are all 'x-blades' when translated. So King's Blades, Magic Blades, etc. Best Served Cold is catchily renamed Revenge Blades. I imagine it's all a matter of different tastes for different markets.

That's interesting. I presume it's only when content is translated into local language. Still would be weird as I could be recommending this to a person who might have read it under another name!

I know a few books with different UK/US titles. The Traitor/The Traitor Baru Cormorant. The Warded Man/The Painted Man. Twelve Kings In Sharakaki/Twelve Kings. Blood Upon The Sand/With Blood Upon The Sand. All a matter of audience taste I imagine, but even with most translated titles, i think they're fairly close to the original.
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2020, 04:20:33 PM »
Eli can see his book in the first row because he clicked on it countless times

Sounds about right.

As for the translation... I have no reason to stick my fingers into that. I don't speak Romanian, nor do I know what is considered a snappy title over there.

Anyway, the interview will play at that convention in Bucharest tomorrow, then go up on Youtube. I cringe a bit, but what are you gonna do?
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2020, 05:20:45 PM »
If I google Scarletbea I get a website called How to train your memory so you never forget anything again especially in novels you’ve read a while ago 

A bit of a long title I thought.
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #39 on: February 29, 2020, 10:13:11 AM »
"War of the Usurper"gets me only GoT on the first page.
"War of the Usurper book" gives Elí's book as the first three results.
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2020, 09:05:48 AM »
Update: Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the release for my Romanian-language book has been pushed to September. I'm not upset about; I'm just happy we're still go at all, because I was worried about that for a period.
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2020, 04:34:13 PM »
Glad it's still going ahead for you.