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
http://www.paulocoelho.com

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


    RUSSIAN VERSIONS OF THE ALCHEMIST

From page http://www.paulocoelho.com.br/engl/dow.html 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.

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