The Best Russian Books in English

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Vasily Mahanenko's LitRPG series The Way of the Shaman: help translate the second book!



Great news! Vasily Mahanenko,the bestselling Russian LitRPG author of the Way of the Shaman fame, has started a crowdfunding campaign to translate the second book of the series, The Kartoss Gambit, into English.

This is what he says:

Dear friends,

Many of you have written to me asking when I'm going to publish the next novels of the Way of the Shaman. I keep writing new books of this and other LitRPG series which are currently published in Russian. The royalties from these books I invest into their English translations for you. But at the moment, the Russian ruble is dropping, decimating my earnings. Which is why, considering how many of you are waiting for new Shaman books, I decided to turn to you to help me raise enough money to translate the Kartoss Gambit (The Way of the Shaman: Book #2).

Every donor will receive his or her personal bonus:

$5 : An e-card from the author and an electronic copy of the Kartoss Gambit
$10 : An e-card from the author, an electronic copy of the Kartoss Gambit and a mention in the book's Acknowledgments
$20 : All of the above plus a thank-you postcard written by the author mailed to your address
$40 : All of the above plus a paperback copy of the Kartoss Gambit (The Way of the Shaman: Book #1) with the author's handwritten inscription of your choice
$60+ : All of the above plus a paperback copy of Survival Quest (The Way of the Shaman: Book #1) with the author's handwritten inscription of your choice

The book is already written. The translator will start working straight away. Your help will allow the Kartoss Gambit to hit Amazon on October 2015

I thank you all in advance!

Sincerely,

Vasily Mahanenko

Let's help Vasily and his readers! Come to Indiegogo and donate to see The Kartoss Gambit (The Way of the Shaman Book #2) published in English!


2 comments:

  1. This post is a bit outdated. When do you think you'll be able to update??? When will the third book be coming out do you think????

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  2. Sorry, GlacierDragon. The third book is currently being translated. Translations take an awful lot of time - often more than the actual writing of the book. As of this writing, there's no release date yet.

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