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Offline Eli_Freysson

I'm getting published in Romania
« on: February 23, 2020, 08:13:11 PM »
Yes.

I'm finally getting proper, trad published outside of Iceland.

Remember a while back when the first chapter of my book, The War of the Usurper, got published in a Romanian SFF magazine, as a short story?

No? Well, it was back in 2018.

I gave it no more thought until they contacted me and told me the story had been a hit over there. They wanted to take a look at the full manuscript.

Things move slowly in the publishing world, but this summer they sent a contract over... and I was asked not to reveal this until the Romanian translation got an official announcement. So for about half a year now I've been chomping at the bit to reveal this to the world.

I've been at this whole writing thing since 2007, and I'm FINALLY getting published abroad. With a bit of luck this could be my foot through the door into further European markets. I thought the announcement would have to wait until a book con in Roumania on the 29th of February, where an interview with yours truly will be played, but it seems not. Less then an hour ago I recorded a smaller interview that is now up on Facebook and will be played on Romanian TV.

Anyway... what do I even say at this point?

I'm going out for a beer, to celebrate.
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2020, 09:22:33 PM »
Awesome, congrats!
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2020, 09:32:15 PM »
Nice job Eli, congrats :)
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2020, 09:50:32 PM »
Wahey Eli, well done!!!
I'm really happy for you :D
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2020, 10:18:42 PM »
That's amazing.
Is this the one you've self published in English before, or something new?
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2020, 10:27:06 PM »
Huge congrats!

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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2020, 11:02:50 PM »
Thank you, everyone.

That's amazing.
Is this the one you've self published in English before, or something new?

It's the second series I self-pubbed on Amazon. Now that I'm getting a foot through the door, we'll see if my newer stuff maybe has a chance somewhere.

Wahey Eli, well done!!!
I'm really happy for you :D

Thanks Bea. But honestly, I was expecting you to be first responder. Where where you? :)
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2020, 12:23:43 AM »
Fantastic Eli. It's amazing and probably a beacon of hope for would be writers. I'm happy for you.

Perhaps I should get some autographed memorabilia now...so I can say I knew Eli in about a decade when you're rolling in money, Fame and hot women!   ;D
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2020, 06:35:12 AM »
Congrats!
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Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2020, 07:21:18 AM »
Congratulations Eli! So this had been the secret you've been eager to share but could not. If it was me I'd be dying to share this to the world too, haha.  ;D So glad for you getting into foreign markets, one day when you're rich and famous maybe I could fly to Iceland and have my book autographed by the famous Eli Freysson.

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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2020, 07:59:32 AM »
Thanks Bea. But honestly, I was expecting you to be first responder. Where where you? :)
*checks time of first post*
I was watching Call the midwife ;D

I'm now scared people think I'm on the forum 24/7 :o

Anyway, now on my desktop, here's cake ;D

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Offline Eli_Freysson

Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2020, 09:15:02 AM »
Thanks again, guys.

But my name isn't King or Rowling, so I don't expecting to be making a lot of money off my writing career. A bit of acknowledgement is nice, though.


I'm now scared people think I'm on the forum 24/7 :o


You're not?
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2020, 10:19:51 AM »

I'm now scared people think I'm on the forum 24/7 :o


You're not?
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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2020, 10:20:13 AM »
Congratulations!

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Re: I'm getting published in Romania
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2020, 11:30:01 AM »
Congrats, Elí! This is indeed great news! :)
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