For Immediate Release

FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR: SCIENTOLOGY AND DIANETICS PUBLISHER ANNOUNCES BOOKS NOW IN 50 LANGUAGES

Bridge Publications is releasing eight popular non-fiction titles by L. Ron Hubbard in 50 languages at the annual Frankfurt Book Fair. The Los Angeles-based publishing house is the exclusive publisher for the Scientology religion and one of the world’s largest all-digital printers. In its announcement to the trade, Nicole Shell, Bridge's Director of Public Relations said the feat makes the most popular basic Scientology books available to 90 percent of the global book market.

Bridge Publications dominates its category at the Frankfurt Book Fair opening Oct. 14, 2009 as it releases eight popular non-fiction titles by L. Ron Hubbard in 50 languages.
The numbers are impressive: translations took five years and consisted of 103,350 pages containing 21.1 million words. A corps of 928 translators and 84 staff supervisors put in 139,580 hours for readers in 188 countries.

The eight newly translated Hubbard works are: Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health; Dianetics: The Original Thesis; Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science; Self Analysis; Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought; The Problems of Work: Scientology Applied to the Workaday World; Scientology: A New Slant on Life; and The Way to Happiness.  They are now available in their original English and the following 50 languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Filipino, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (Latin American), Swahili, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

One of the most prolific writers of the 20th century, L. Ron Hubbard has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list with 19 separate titles.  His works have sold 230 million copies in 150 countries including 22 million copies of Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health alone. The Guinness Book of Records recognized Mr. Hubbard for the most published works by one author (1,084) in Oct. 2006, and in April 2009 for the most published audio books (185). L. Ron Hubbard is named in the Guinness World Records as Most Translated Author (71 languages). 

For more information about L. Ron Hubbard and his works, visit www.lronhubbard.org.  For information on the books of L. Ron Hubbard visit www.bridgepub.com or contact Nicole Shell, Director of Public Affairs, Bridge Publications, Inc., (323) 888-6200 nshell@bridgepub.com

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