Found in Translation: Published This Week, The Geek’s Guide to Dating in Czech!



This week, The Geek’s Guide to Dating came out in Czech! The title? Randění Pro Geeky. Cute!

It’s out now with Albatros Media’s Computer Press imprint, which strikes me as an entirely appropriate place for it to be.

As always, huge thank you to Katherine over at Quirk Books, who continues to slay it with selling this book into foreign markets. I can’t wait to see where it ends up next!

The Geek’s Guide to Dating: Two More Language Deals!

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Hey, fun news!

The Geek’s Guide to Dating has sold into two more languages! Czech and Turkish!

The Turkish translation will be coming out with Marti Publishing, while the Czech edition will be out with Albatros. I’ll be sure to share the covers of those editions when they pop up! Here’s hoping they do something awesome with it and Juan Carlos Solon’s beautiful pixel art

The French (Bragelonne), Portuguese (Gente Editora), and German (DuMont) editions are already out in the world. Now we’re just waiting on these two new ones, as well as the editions in Croatian (Profil Knjiga) and Chinese (Shanghai Dook). That’s seven languages! Ah!

Exciting times, geeks! Thanks for continuing to support this lil’ book! And a huge thank you to Kate over at Quirk Books! I wish you had a Twitter so I could embarrass you on social media. You’re awesome at what you do!

National Audiobook Month: A Giveaway!

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Well it looks like I slept through National Audiobook Month, seeing as we’re over halfway through June. But hey, there’s still time, right? Right. Let’s do a giveaway.

First off, why do I own so many of my own audiobook? Well, every once and a while, I’ll spot The Geek’s Guide to Dating audiobook discounted on the ol’ Amazon. And when I see my own audiobook discounted to like $2, I generally can’t help myself, and I buy a bunch to giveaway to friends, family, and oh, the Internet!

To celebrate (the rest of) National Audiobook Month, here’s a lil’ giveaway of The Geek’s Guide to Dating audiobook, which was published by Brilliance Audio. I’m giving away THREE COPIES in the Rafflecopter below.

Fun Fact: The audiobook is narrated by Nick Podehl, who also narrated a number of books I absolutely adore. Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green & David Leviathan, and a number of Holly Black books. Dude is a rockstar. And hey, he also narrated Inked!

Good luck, and I’ll email winners at the end of the month! Read more

The Geek’s Guide to Dating: $3.99 eBook Sale [And a Bonus Contest!]

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Get your eReaders ready, kids. For the whole month of May, The Geek’s Guide to Dating is on sale for only $3.99!

You can pick it up on the following eReaders:

Now sales are great, but hey, let’s have a BONUS CONTEST.

If you buy The Geek’s Guide to Dating on any of those platforms and email me a screenshot of your receipt, you’ll be entered to win some awesome prizes.

ONE lucky winner will get their likeness illustrated by Juan Carlos Solon, the artist behind the gorgeous pixel images in The Geek’s Guide to Dating.

You might recognize a lot of his work from places like Wired, BuzzFeed, and awesome, awesome video games. You can check out his crazy portfolio here. It’ll come printed and framed. Here’s what his pixel people look like, as seen in Chapter 2′s opening page:


THREE winners will win a framed, signed copy of The Geek’s Guide to Dating poster. There are only a handful of these left, and Quirk gave them out at places like New York Comic Con, C2E2, and more.

And there you have it! Just send me proof of your order (, and I’ll enter you into the contest. And yes, this is open internationally.

Good luck, and happy reading!

And Lauren, that’s still my favorite photo of my book EVER. You’re amazing.

Found in Translation: The Geek’s Guide to Dating in German


Even though The Geek’s Guide to Dating came out in December of 2013, the news does somehow keep rolling in for this lil’ geeky book. Which is super nice, and largely due to one fantastic subsidiary rights manager.

Hey Kate. You rule.

On January 31st, The Geek’s Guide to Dating came out in Germany with Dumont-Buchverlag. The team over there was kind enough to send over a few comp copies, and I was so excited to add them to my bookshelf.

I took a few photos of the cover, the back, and the interior. Dumont published it in paperback, and included blurbs on the back from Den of Geek and Jeff Ryan, author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America, a book (and author) I really adore. Read more