readers in Spain, and the map

I get a lot of email like this:

Soy lectora suya en España.

 He leído su libro “En tierras lejanas”, me gustaría mucho saber si ya se ha editado el libro “Dawn on a Distant Shore” en castellano y en qué lugar se puede conseguir.

 Le ruego me conteste al siguiente e-mail…

My high school Spanish is pretty rusty, but generally it seems like the novels are well received in Spain. So I don’t understand why there’s not a single dot on the map for these very kind readers — except of course they probably don’t read the blog because I don’t have the skill to translate it for them. I could do a German version, and a Swiss German version even (in a universe where I needed no sleep at all) but not Spanish.

And yet, I pursue the map. (Link in the right hand column, in case you’ve somehow missed it.) My newest scheme for getting people to jump in: that’s how I’m going to give away an ARC of the new novel. It’s less work than a trivia quiz and more fun, for me at least. On a date yet to be determined, I’ll set up a new map and the first hundred people to put themselves on it will be entered into a random drawing for a signed ARC, and I’ll send it anywhere, airmail.