I promised I would let you guys know when I had it — and now I sort of do, though not very concretely; all I have are months, not actual release dates, and not even all of those. But I thought I would share what I had, for what it’s worth.
SPAIN: You get STARGAZER in both Spanish and Catalan in May 2009. I have started to hear from some people who might have it already, though I don’t know if they are getting US versions. So far, neither the Spanish nor Catalan publisher has bought the rights to HOURGLASS and AFTERLIFE. I know it’s sold well over there, so I’m optimistic, but I can’t give you any release dates past STARGAZER because, right now, they don’t exist.
AUSTRALIA: You get STARGAZER in July 2009. The Australian publisher has purchased the rights to the full series, so HOURGLASS and AFTERLIFE will be headed your way, but I think the time frame is not yet established.
ITALY: EVERNIGHT appears in Italian this month! The Italian publisher will also be releasing STARGAZER, but I have no date for it, and HOURGLASS and AFTERLIFE have not been purchased by them yet.
GERMANY: EVERNIGHT will come out in Germany/German-speaking countries in June 2009. The German publisher has bought rights to all four books, but I have no other release dates yet.
FRANCE: The French publisher has the rights to EVERNIGHT and STARGAZER. I don’t have dates for those yet. The final two in the series are not yet sold to them.
HUNGARY: EVERNIGHT is coming out in Hungarian! I don’t know when, nor whether they will want the other three books, but I find it very cool nonetheless.
That’s all I know right now — hope it answers a few of your questions. Either the publishers themselves or your local bookstore chains might be able to provide more clarification.
As for the U.S.A., Harper finally settled on a once-a-year schedule for the series. So HOURGLASS will be out in early spring 2010, and AFTERLIFE will appear in early spring 2011. I know, I know, it seems like forever! I wish they were coming out faster too, but with STARGAZER in its second week on the NYT list (woo!), they must know what they’re doing.
I am loving the entries I am getting for STARGAZER Contest #7! I hope to post links to several sometime this weekend. And by the way, winners to contest #6, Zazzle held up shipping the prizes forever, but they should finally be on their way.