"The first is an Italian pre-emptive offer from Piemme. This is a very good offer -- especially for a first collection of stories. Piemme belongs to the larger Mondadori group and has a strong literary and commercial list. Some of their authors include Yann Martel, Michael Connelly, Jennifer Weiner, and Kahled Hosseini.:-) :-) :-)
"The second offer is actually a 2-book offer in Brazil from Rocco. Rocco is a very successful Brazilian company that publishes such authors as Amy Tan, Carlos Fuentes, Jeffrey Eugenides, Elmore Leonard, and Hannah Tinti. The editor, Vivianne Wyler, is extraordinarily passionate about the stories and the writing."