I first contacted GM Seirawan. in late Marh 2010 (I first contacted Chessbase and got the email of GM Seirawan from them)John McKenna wrote:Can I just ask when and how you began the translation work?
Or did you translate a chapter and send it to the author, GM Seirawan, so that he could approach Everyman about continuing the translation with a view to selling the translated work in Iran?
, and he directed me to contact Everyman chess.
then I stopped the translation when I came to the phrase 'light is right' as it was almost impossible to translate literally. I then made up a poem.
Another problem was the costy payment they demanded from me. I then asked them (after the advice of a user) to lower the fee and take from me a percentage of the retail price. After they agreed to it, I resumed the translation.
Yes, I wrote to them that I think of earning a living from translating chess books....Was it always meant to be a business venture in conjunction with Everyman?