The Success of Translated Novel "Another" Leads to Hardcover Release

Another, a novel by Yukito Ayatsuji, was translated from Japanese into English by Translation by Design

Congratulations to Yukito Ayatsuji and Yen Press (Hachette) on the success of the novel "Another" and for it's upcoming release in hardcover! We received pre-sale copies as a thank you from Yen Press for our work translating the book into English from Japanese. 

Another is a bit of a phenomenon in Japan having spawned a live action film in Japanese theatres, manga releases (Japanese Comics/Graphic Novels) and a 12 episode anime series. 

Translation of novels, particularly fiction, can be very challenging because the subject matter springs from the imagination of the author. For a novel like Another to be a commercial success in a different language you need a skilled and creative translator who can capture the magic of the author's meaning and imagination and recreate (translate or trans-create) it in a such a way that it makes sense and is appealing to the buyers in the new market.

Translation By Design has worked with publishers for over 10 years and we have a great team of translators across most of the major languages including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French and German.

The success of Another proves that good translation is an excellent investment. The ebook proved popular enough to justify producing a much more expensive hardcover for the printed release in the U.S.

Translation By Design provided the book translation from Japanese in to English for Another, Volumes 1 and 2. Volume 1 is being released in hardcover on October 28th, 2014