Ignatius J. Reilly
2005-11-01 20:27:31 UTC
Guinness World Records Names L. Ron Hubbard as Worlds Most Translated
(PRWEB) - LOS ANGELES, CA
November 1, 2005 --
Guinness World Records has officially recognized L. Ron Hubbard as the
worlds most translated author.
The new world record, officially verified as 65 languages, exceeds the
previous record of 51 languages set in 1997 by American author Sidney
Sheldon. It also tops the unofficial count of 63 for Harry Potter
novelist J. K. Rowling and the 64 languages translated for The Diary
of a Young Girl by Dutch teenager Anne Frank.
Guinness, a household name in accrediting and presenting world
records, issued its official world record verification certificate
that reads: The most translated author in the world is L. Ron Hubbard
(USA). His works have been translated into 65 languages as of October
The certificate was presented to Author Services, Inc., Los Angeles,
the literary agency that licenses all of Mr. Hubbards works
internationally. The presentation was made by Alistair Burtenshaw,
director of the London Book Fair, one of the worlds largest trade
L. Ron Hubbard is a powerful force whose works encompass many fields
and genres from Dianetics, his all time bestseller on the mind, to his
epic science fiction triumph Battlefield Earth, Burtenshaw said
during the presentation.
The languages in which books by L. Ron Hubbard have been translated
include Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azeri, Basque, Belo
Russian, Bengali, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech,
Danish, Dari-Farsi, Dutch, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Georgian,
German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian,
Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian,
Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mexican, Mongolian, Nepalese,
Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian,
Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog,
Taiwanese, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese,
Xhosa and Zulu.
We keep making L. Ron Hubbards works available to publishers
everywhere so we expect to continue breaking this record, said Hugh
Wilhere, spokesperson for Author Services. L. Ron Hubbards books are
bestsellers in many countries and the demand for them keeps growing as
word of mouth continues to spread from reader to reader.
With a professional career spanning half a century and with over 200
million of his fiction and non-fiction works in circulation in 156
countries, L. Ron Hubbard, Founder of Dianetics and Scientology, is
among the most influential and widely-read authors of our time.
For more information, please contact:
Bridge Publications Inc
Ahh, nothing like pumping 'translation' numbers by having a host of
cheap labor droids push stats-over-the-top 'by doctrine' targets to a
'win' giving scientology the 'translation' brass ring though my
naivety 'til this moment didn't believe that the GBOR could be
I was once in the GBOR as playing the fastest guitar lick in the
world: 9,000 notes in 20 seconds. Alvin Lee, of '10 Years After'
fame, couldn't even top my sonic blur with his Woodstock rendition of
"Goin' Home", though he did log an astounding 247,000 notes by the end
of that piece to beat The Who at "sex, drugs&R&R" stats that were
important back then but now just charted as an excel hippie database
at UC Berkeley run by subterranean geeks using cracked versions of
Windows '95 tweaked to outperform T1 trunks in speed, living in
concrete tunnels under the University like unemployed rats...
If not a yippie 'Boomer', but a 'gen y' tike scratching his/her head
in bewilderment because of the belief that your mind is controlled by
'the matrix', you won't understand the above paragraph on "Goin' Home"
unless you suffer from a case of the 1968 Chicago Convention Blues.
Having Ram Dass' books that give mention to Keith Henson in the
footnotes along with a San Francisco 'pad' furnished with paisley
window curtains while also having the sound of the Grateful Dead fill
the Allan Watts void in one's candle lit bathroom is a must to be
considered true Boomer fare. Plus, if you x/y tikes can sing, not just
know, the lyrics to Donovan's "Mellow Yellow", you're precipitously
close to being called a member of 'The Weathermen' ready for a kick
ass beating outside the Chicago Convention Hall. David Rice is a
diamond-meritorious member of the first order in Boomerdom and he
didn't even have to shell out 3.6 mil like some celebrities we know.
David still carry's the paisley banner high, imo, while riding his
horse through uncharted cricks, acting as a Don Quixote sentry looking
over Indian arrowhead archeological sites, when his brother isn't
dragging him through 'Xenu's tunnel' near the San Gabriel mountains..
I wonder if David's a vegan as well and can tolerate the taste of
'vegan pizza' that's so popular with the San Jose anemia crowd tasting
like cardboard packing topped with cold tofu giving a whole new
meaning to grass snail toppings. Take that kind of meatless pizza to
little Italy as a 'progressive restaurant' and you'll get whacked for
a culinary infraction against the family. Plenty of sausages please,
and don't hold back on the parmesan heart attack. Pour it on while
listening to Pavarotti sing 'Tosca' and loosen your belt to size 52
'hole' extending long hard belches from your 'culturally sensitive'
stomach to please the Mama Don who is dressed in mourners black. Who
knows, Joe Pesci might drop in to give one of his 'good fella' slaps
on the back during a matraD rendition of a Cosa Nostra hug..
All Baby Boomers remember Alvin Lees' "finger acrobatics" at
Woodstock, unless they've had a 'Boomer stroke', which is increasing
in number, sorry to say. Just ask fill scott, the meteorologist. He's
on the cusp as an unwilling partner who is still trying to stay young
at the dragstrip sliding nevertheless through times turnstile which we
all must face by Chronos's decree...
I have a secret for all Baby Boomers if they haven't realized it
already. Generation X and Y can't *wait* until we're all dead, no
matter what they say otherwise. It's a fact. They hate our guts as an
age group, with its implications of political power, no matter one's
political affiliation or persuasion as a Boomer. Just ask henri, but
he probably won't fess up as a rep for his generation. Most of you
Boomer's probably think that 'flaming' between ARS critics has
*strictly* to do with differences of opinion. Think again.
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