Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Thrill of the Chinese!
My book is launched at Hong Kong fair

Alternate title: 'Wok' Away, Renee (Just kidding.)
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This just in: The Chinese-language edition of my book The Thrill of the Chaste just debuted in Hong Kong and Taiwan and made a splash at the region's largest book fair, according to editor Helen Ng at FES (Fellowship of Evangelical Students) Press:
The response to "The Thrill of the Chaste" at the Hong Kong Book Fair is quite good. According to the colleagues who worked in the book fair, this book is the second best sales among FES Press new books at our booth.
Check out the item about the book on the FES Press Web site (translation by Google).

I do like the chic, Mod stylings of the cover model. The angle is provocative, to be sure, but the opaque tights and medium-height heels (as opposed to stilettos) make it modest by "Sex and the City" standards. Ultimately, it looks like what is being sold is not so much sex as mystery. It's perfect for enticing young hipsters to pick up a book that invites them to rethink their idea of what a love relationship should look like.

How exciting to see my book translated into SpanishPolish, and now Chinese!

Since I hope to have more news about this edition in future, your (G-rated) suggestions for a better headline for further Chinese Thrill posts would be most welcome in the comments section below.

WHERE TO BUY IT: If you would like to purchase the Chinese Thrill (printed in the Traditional Chinese written language) retail or wholesale, write FES Marketing Department, 12/F., Hip Lik Ind. Bldg., No. 181 Wai Yip St., Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Tel: (852) 2755 7711; Fax: (852) 2799 6977. The publisher may also be reached through its Web site or by e-mail: wholesale@fes.org.hk.