Brandon Sanderson, change your Italian publisher, please!
We are a group of Italian readers whose state of frustration has forced to contact you.
The cause of our frustration is your Italian publisher: “Fanucci editore”.
Our complaints toward Fanucci are:
- Delays in translations. It is more than 2 years that we have been asking for "Shadows of self" and "The bands of mourning" and more than 1 year for "Arcanum Unbounded".
- Lies. In May 2017, Fanucci promised "Shadows of self", but since then nothing changed. When we told them that we were going to contact you, we have been told that the reason for all the delays "relies on Brandon Sanderson agents".
- Lack of communication to readers. Fanucci told us that they would have considered our petitions. We daily write on their social media pages and launched 4 different petitions in the last 2 years. We have been completely ignored. The only answer that we get is "At the moment, there is no news".
- Lack of planning. Except for “Words of Radiance”, we have always found out that a book was out on that exact day. Readers’ impression is that they don't have medium-long term plans.
- Lack of interest. Fanucci is neither really interested in translating your works (in the last 2 years they have not translated any of your works), nor they consider our advice to give the translation rights of your books away. In this way, your Italian fans either will never get your latest works or will have to fight for years before having them.
I am writing because I have been fighting against Fanucci Editore for 2 years and now...I am tired. Maybe by the time you get this letter, Fanucci will have translated something, but we cannot fight for 2 years every time that we ask for one of your books.
For this reason, we would like to ask you to consider the idea of changing your Italian publisher, please. Can Tor or Dragonsteel publish in Italy? Or please give us suggestions on this topic.
Finally, I would like to thank you for all your works, for your passion, for our dreams, but above all for the respect that you show every day to your readers.
PS: Here are the links to all the petitions sent to Fanucci editore