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L. Ron Hubbard is world's most translated
("UPI," November 9, 2005)

Los Angeles, USA - Author and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's most translated author.

Guinness verified Hubbard's works in 65 languages, beating the previous record of 51 languages set by U.S. author Sidney Sheldon, Hubbard's literary agent, Author Services of Los Angeles, said in a news release Tuesday.

In announcing the record in Los Angeles, London Book Fair Director Alistair Burtenshaw called Hubbard a "powerful force whose works encompass many fields and genres from 'Dianetics,' his all time bestseller on the mind, to his epic science fiction triumph 'Battlefield Earth.'"

More than 200 million of Hubbard's books are in circulation in 156 countries, Author Services said.