Date: 22 Oct 1999
From: Paulo Coelho
One of the most popular books of this past decade, "The Alchemist", can now
be download free in the home page of his author, Paulo Coelho
The decision was taken by the author himlself when, in a recent trip of his
agent to Russia, he realized that the book was no longer in bookstores due
to the high costs of imported paper. Two weeks later, browsing Internet, Mr.
Coelho realized there was two non-authorized versions of "The Alchemist".
Sophia, the new Russian publishing house of "The Alchemist", will release a
new edition of the book early next year. Meanwhile, Paulo Coelho decided to
put the two translations, found in Internet, free for download for his
Russian readers. The Alchemist has sold, up to March 1999, near 10.000.000
copies all over the world. Translated in 41 languages, and published in more
than 110 countries, "The Alchemist" was # 1 in bestseller lists in more than
15 countries, including France, Brasil, Argentina, Italy, Spain, USA. Paulo
Coelho is also the author of another several books, and was the second
bestseller author in the world, according to Lire Magazine (France), using
sources of 12 countries.
Best, DOROTHEA BASTOS
FREE IN INTERNET: THE RUSSIAN EDITION OF THE ALCHEMIST
The Alchemist has been very professionally edited and published in Russian
by Vagrius Pbls. However, due to the high costs of printing, this edition
is currently out of print. We hope to have this problem solved by the end of
the year. Meanwhile, you may download the full version of the book, using
translations that we found in Internet, and that we are not responsible for
the quality. As soon as Vagrius start distributing the book again, these
downloads will be taken away from this page. The first version is in
Cyrillic, and the second one is in Ocidental alphabet.
RUSSIAN VERSIONS OF THE ALCHEMIST
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