So I got something cool in the mail yesterday — several copies of my SQL book translated into Chinese. I’ve gotten foreign language versions of my books before (I think more exist, but the publisher doesn’t always send me copies), but this one is particularly cool. Mainly, I’m just amazed that anybody thinks it’s worth translating something I wrote into Chinese. I wonder how long it took the translator(s), and I wonder whether anyone is actually buying the book, and where it’s sold. I think it’s amazing that there are book stores in Asia selling a book with my name on the cover.