For starters, I got my copies of the dead and the gone in paperback.
As you can see, it is quite lovely.
I am concerned though that I may have to get Scooter reading glasses.
I also got an email yesterday from my agent's assistant about the German edition of Life As We Knew It.
Carlsen, the publisher, is doing a lot of promotion. Here's a link to the website. I was particularly excited to see Marci was given full credit for the picture she took of me (I had lunch today with Marci and my mother, and Marci was pleased with the credit also).
Carlsen also ran a two page ad plus a cover ad for it in a German bookselling magazine.
I got Google to translate "bestsellen" for me fourteen times, and it never came out as "best selling." I even had Google translate "best selling" into German on a what the hey basis, but it didn't come out "bestsellen."
Then again, what does Google know. In the international language of Susan, there's only one meaning to Bestellen!