The family of Sven Hassel has unearthed a few photographs and here is the first in the series. In 1972 at the launch of SS GENERAL, Hassel is seen in Leeds, UK meeting readers and signing autographs. After releasing a new title, Hassel went throughout Europe on promotional and press tours. He loved greeting readers...Continue reading
SS General just celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Hassel novel has sold several million copies since it was first released in 1970. The 14 novels in the series have been translated into 25 languages, and combined, have sold 54 million copies worldwide in print, digital and most recent, audio format. No other series in the...
MHAbooks has renewed the paperback rights for another 5 years with Romanian Publisher, Nemira. The first Sven Hassel novel published in Romania was GESTAPO back in 1973. Since then, Romania has proven an important market for the Series, selling millions of copies and making Sven Hassel one of the best-selling authors in that country.
The Italian Sven Hassel MONTE CASSINO novel, "Gli Sporchi Dannati Di Cassino," sold 439 copies on the Online Retail Giant, Amazon.it, on April 16th. The novel had been pre-selected by Amazon for a one-day special offer, selling the epub for a reduced price. Whether this high number is due to the current Pandemic and consequent...Continue reading
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