Last month, I finally got around to uploading my dinosaur books to Kobo. I was really excited when I saw their language section, because their defaults include Chinese and Japanese. Awesome! None of the other major sites I use have those. But wait. Where’s Italian? And Portuguese?
Instead of those, they have… Abkhazian? According to Wikipedia, there are only about 117,000 native speakers. Why is that a default?
But wait. You see that purple dot? That’s a scroll bar. Kobo lets you post books in absolutely tons of languages, including Arabic, Romanian, and yes, Abkhazian. So now the dinosaur has been unleashed in ebook form in multiple languages.
I’m in love with Kobo right now. They’re getting my books out to places like Canada (did I mention that it’s my favorite neighbor to the north?), Australia, and Singapore. I’m actually a little bit jealous that my books are going to awesome places that I haven’t gotten to visit yet.
If you’d like to see all the languages I offer on Kobo, you can find them here. I have a bunch, including Traditional Chinese and Arabic. I need to share the Arabic cover, because the script is so pretty.
(If you want a pretty Arabic paperback, you can find it here.)
Thankfully, there is no other exciting news to share. (Though I did just finish a Milka Bar about the length of my arm that my dad brought back from Spain. It was quite the undertaking.) I hope that any more hurricanes that even think about forming this season decide to stay at sea and knit instead of going on senseless rampages. When will they learn that hurricaning is not the answer?