• “The smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting 'Scrooge McDuck' comics.”—Salon.com
  • A time-hopping, continent-spanning salmagundi of genres.”
  • “These books have to be word-of-mouth books because they're too weird to describe to anybody.”
    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor

Global Publication Dates

Outlander-Spanish-coverEach time a new book by Diana is published, readers in different countries around the world want to know when it will be available in their area. She announces release dates in each country or publishing region as soon as she knows them. Other than that, the following guidelines may help.

At right, a version of OUTLANDER published in Spain, Forastera, or "Outsider" in the Spanish language.

English-Language Editions

New books by Diana, including the OUTLANDER series and Lord John series, are usually released in the United States first.

Canada usually publishes a new book from Diana on the same day that the U.S. version is released.

The U.K., Australia and New Zealand usually publish the book very near the U.S. release date, but not invariably on the same day. (It might be the same day, it might be a few days earlier, or it might be later.)

Non-English Editions

German-MOBY-2015Germany will likely publish and release a new book quite close to the same date as the U.S., perhaps a little sooner.

At right, the cover for Feuer Und Stein ("Fire and Stone"), a German-language version of OUTLANDER.

Almost all other non-English publishers will publish a new book from Diana about a year after the U.S.A.-English edition is released. Why? Because they have to allow time for translation to another language, and “a Big Book takes a long time to translate,” says Diana.

Why does Germany publish sooner than other non-English countries? Germany gets much faster translation because Diana a close personal relationship with the German translator, who works with her as she writes.


This page was last updated by Loretta, Diana’s Webmistress, on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2:45 .m. (PT)