The Lost Symbol goes global

Dan Brown sees his first (legal) foreign translation

Even as sales of The Lost Symbol pass the two million mark in the English-language original, and Chinese pirates race to complete their own translation, the first foreign-language edition is now set for Nov. 24. Working with remarkable speed—its translators weren’t allowed to see the original until its Sept. 15 release—Spanish-language publisher Grupo Planeta has readied one million copies of El Simbolo Perdido, a $25 trade paperback, for worldwide distribution. Many are destined for Brown’s own native land: the distributor reports “big commitments” from Barnes & Noble, Borders (including Borders in Puerto Rico), and such big-box stores as Wal-Mart, Target and Costco.

Publishers Weekly

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