In 1971, Danish Poet Olaf Gynt, sent Sven Hassel the following poem, meant as an ode to Hassel’s narrative work portraying the years during the War. Originally written in the Danish language and translated byt Hassel’s family to English. A Poet’s salute to our greatest portrayer of the darkest years of Europe. Sven Hassel raises...Continue reading
By that year, Hassel had published six novels in the French language. His first novel was published in France in 1957. His success continued over the years, not just in France, and he has now sold over 25 million copies world wide. His series of 14 novels are available for purchase in French as eBooks...
In collaboration with Johan Jernhed, the illustrator of the book, MHAbooks has launched a new comic book series of LEGION OF THE DAMNED. The first in the series, BOOK ONE, is currently on sale at Amazon, Kobo and iTunes as an ebook and POD, Print On Demand. The book is a close adaptation to the...Continue reading
The publishing giant Rizzoli/Mondadori renewed the Italian rights of the Sven Hassel printed novels for an added 5 years. Hassel is a very well-known best-selling writer in Italy and has been named “Author of the Year” several times in the past.
The Scandinavian media group EGMONT has purchased the rights to the Sven Hassel Series in all languages in audio format. Those not already released, are currently in production and will be available within the next year. Audio books are becoming more and more popular worldwide. We have seen great success with the current catalogue of...Continue reading
Sven Hassel’s fourteen WWII novels are being relaunched in the French language as paperbacks (livres brochés) via Amazon’s Print On Demand channel. They are retailed at € 14 and are available for customers demanding print editions. The following French titles are currently on the market: La Légion des Damnés, Les Panzers de la Mort, Camarades...Continue reading
The Sven Hassel novels have been chosen several times by the Amazon Kindle Book Promotion of the Month due to popularity and great sales numbers. Coming up shortly, at the end of April, the French title of La Légion des Damnés will be included in this promotion and will be on sale at a very...Continue reading
Eight of the 14-series Sven Hassel titles have been translated into the German language for the first time. The remaining are in production. The first few translations are undergoing a second rigorous proof-reading thanks to Brolancon Language Services to ensure that Hassel’s genuine voice and style is carried through to the German language. The books...Continue reading
The Scandinavian Publishing Giant, Saga Egmont, is now launching the release of the Sven Hassel series in audiobook format in various languages. They have released 10 titles (of the 14 titled-series) in English, 4 in the German language, all 14 have been released in Dutch, and 9 in Finnish and Polish. The remaining titles in...
The year of 2018 marks the 65th Anniversary of Hassel’s first novel, THE LEGION OF THE DAMNED. It was first published in 1953 in Denmark and has until this day been sold in bookshops around the world, without any sales breaks. In 1957, after the release of the Danish edition, the novel was translated into...