Today I want to bring you to Japan. The Japanese name for Japan is “Nihon” or “Nippon” which means “sun origin”. It is made up of 6,852 islands. Its highest point is Mount Fuji, which stands at 3,776m (12,388ft). And you may wonder, why Japan? Simple: Today we finished our first bilingual children book in Japanese. It will be The Adventures of Pili in New York, in both English and Japanese. If you know any Japanese families, this may be the perfect gift. It is now available on Amazon and other usual selling points such as on Barnes&Noble website.
Creating a book in a language you don’t speak is quite challenging. To make you smile, picture this: I write the books in Spanish, which then I convert into English. My designer does not speak English. English version goes to Japan to be translated and comes back to me. I need to redirect instructions to my designer, and I then need to bridge the language barrier, between a Japanese translator giving directions in English, and him. Once all have been placed in position, it has to return to Japan, and the process starts over again.
Piliのニューヨーク大冒険 ( The Adventures of Pili in New York ) 今すぐ購入する