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Monday
Jan272014

The Sketchnote Handbook in Russian & German

I AM EXCITED to announce that The Sketchnote Handbook is now available in 2 new languages: Russian and German! Here images of the Russian and German translations, along with links to purchase them directly.

The Sketchnote Handbook (Russian)

This edition (Визуальные заметки) was published by Mann, Ivanov & Ferber and completely recreated in Russian, right down to the featured sketchnoter contributions! I was so excited to see photos of the book. Wow!

The Russian translation team included translator Kirill Naumov, editor Maria Krasovskaya, art director Alexey Bogomolov, editor-in-chief Artem Stepanov and marketing manager Vera Ezhkina. Special thanks to Anton Chernousov, a reader who first who suggested it be translated into Russian!

Das Sketchnote Handbuch (German)

I worked closely with Sabine Schultz at HJR and translator/artist Claudia Herling on this German translation of the book. They were just fabulous. We were able to collect a mix of German sketchnoters and have translations made of the featured sketchnotes of English, Aussie and American sketchnoters.

Claudia really did a great job capturing the feel of the book and converting my ideas into a native German-speaker’s mindset — so key in a translation for people who think and work in a different language.

Thanks also to featured sketchnoters: Tanja (Frau Hoelle), Craighton Berman, Boon Chew, Veronica Erb, Jess Esch, Alexis Finch, Carolin Kram, Eva-Lotta Lamm, Gerren Lamson, Matthew Magain, Ralf Appelt, Francis Rowland, Chris Shipton, Paul Soupiset, Oliver Bildesheim, and Michelle George.

On the horizon: Czech and Chinese translations. When those are ready, I will post an update.

Please Give Feedback!

If you buy a copy of the Russian or German edition, please leave a comment on how you like these translated editions. It would be great for Russian and German translation teams to read your feedback.

Publish The Handbook in Your Language

If you are a publisher interested in getting rights to publish The Sketchnote Handbook in your language, please reach out! I would love to connect you to the Peachpit team in charge.

Reader Comments (5)

Thanks for the book. Great practical guide to render text. My Review (Russian language): http://chitatnevredno.blogspot.ru/2014/02/blog-post.html
February 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaria Sonina
Thanks Maria! I appreciate the review very much, and hope you really enjoyed the book. :-)
February 18, 2014 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde
Hi Mike,

You know I read this book a couple days ago on Russian and when I've finished I said to myself: "Wow!"

You know this book motivated me to make my sketches more live and filled by primitive drawings and figures. So of course there is a big job ahead but this looks really interesting and encouraging.

By the way, Russian publisher "Mann, Ivanov and Ferber" made such an amazing job. The translated content and sketches representations are really awesome.

My book review (on Russian) is here http://synderesis.ru/2014/03/review-visual-notes/
March 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGani Sultanov
Gani - this is great to hear! I had the sense that Mann, Ivanov and Ferber did a great job - my copies have not yet arrived so I haven't seen the details myself.

Thanks for the review and keep on sketchnoting! Remember, ideas not art! :-)
March 22, 2014 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde
Do not get tired to thank you for the book, Now I constantly draw sketches: http://uchitobshestvoznanie.blogspot.ru/2014/04/blog-post.html
Now I pass the course on Coursera. Watching / listening to lectures and draw, paint: http://uchitobshestvoznanie.blogspot.ru/2014/04/1.html
May 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaria Sonina

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