Finnish children’s programming book tops charts in Japan
Finnish author Linda Liukas’ children’s programming book Hello Ruby is breaking records in Japan.
Linda Liukas’ book series designed to teach children the basics of coding, technology and computing has become a success story in Japan. The Japanese version of Liukas’ first book has been the best-selling children’s book in Japan’s Amazon already for weeks. The news was reported by Finnish technology daily Tivi.
Hello Ruby book series tells the story of a small girl with a huge imagination who meets a cast of characters as she sets out on adventures inside a computer in the world of megabytes.
The translation rights to Liukas’ first book have been sold to over 19 language areas around the world from Estonia to Australia.
Liukas raised pre-orders for Hello Ruby worth over 380 000 US dollars during Spring 2014 on Kickstarter, a global crowdsourcing platform. Hello Ruby still remains as one of the most popular children’s book projects on Kickstarter.