Donate Now
We've Moved! Check out our new boards.
  New Poll  
my profile | directory login | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Scarleteen Boards: 2000 - 2014 (Archive) » COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS & HELPS » Staff Stuff » your book translated in italian?

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: your book translated in italian?
Member # 44392

Icon 1 posted      Profile for relativamente     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm an italian medical student. I'm part of the italian association of medical students and through that we're organizing peer education meetings with high schools students. I wanted to get a book that provides accurate information about sex and sexuality in a way that is 100% understandable also by people who aren't in the medical field. I'd have liked to have this kind of book both to raccomand it to the high-school students and the universities students. I went to different book shops and looked for it on the internet and couldn't find any. I found a lot of books about how approching sex, but nothing that could be educational and that spoke about scientific facts. In order to understand italian books that talk about scientific facts dealing with sex you have to be at least a third year medical student.
So I started to look for that kind of book in english and I found your book "SEX: the all you need to know progressive sexuality guide to get you through high school and college" I ordered it from the internet and I'm reading it right now. I'm finding it very educative and I would like to be able to reccomand it, but unfortunately most italian young people don't speak english enough fluently to read a book in english. Is there any chance your book gets translated into italian?
I think it could be a very useful book for the general population and also for our asociation and the sex ed. sessions.

Posts: 2 | From: Pavia, Italy | Registered: Oct 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Executive Director & Founder
Member # 3

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Heather     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 

Ultimately, the way translations work in publishing is that the publishing company either sees a market (in other words, the ability for them to do big sales) in a given area or language and decides to translate or a publisher in that language or region purchases the rights from the original publisher to do a translation.

Alas, all of this is totally out of my control.

I agree, that some translations would be fantastic (and half my family being Italian, I'd love an Italian translation), but unless my publishing company or another decides the same for themselves, it won't happen.

You are, however, absolutely welcome to translate parts of it on your own and use those for your meetings. If that's something you want to do, consider yourself having my complete permission. [Smile]

Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
About Me • Get our book!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

Posts: 68290 | From: An island near Seattle | Registered: May 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator

  New Poll   Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | Get the Whole Story! Go Home to SCARLETEEN: Sex Ed for the Real World | Privacy Statement

Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998

Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3