@serah said in General Recommendation Thread:
Alderamin on the Sky
I enjoyed the anime but the LN is 14 volumes so there is much more to the story than it could cover in 13 episodes.
The anime felt like a better version of JNC's Altina the Sword Princess to me.
The whole bonus thing is an interesting business custom. I wonder when did this all started.
In case of TO Books, publisher of Bookworm, they attach physical copy of bonus side story to:
Print book purchased directly from TO Books online store
Distributed at partner brick and mortar book stores
So, they seems to be strongly promoting print books with their bonus contents.
With Bookworm, they have published one compilation book of short stories gathering those past bonus stories and unpublished Web short stories.
@hosikuzu said in Writing... held above all interest, ...why?:
I mean...the writing is literally all there is?
In a novel there is no plot, no premise, no character, no setting, nothing that isn't presented to the reader through the writing.
True and this brings up the crux of the issue which what are we including under the term "writing" in this context? I think most people are probably thinking about just the quality and flow of the prose, but I think that is a bit narrow since you can have a very poorly written story that has excellent prose, but is badly written due to its overall structure having issues like gaping plot holes, inconsistent characters, dangling plot lines etc.
@hopebestman said in Fan/Pirate Translations:
@jcochran what a f.ed up sitution. I am writing a book. Some one buys the rights translating to another language and sell , but couple smart asses buy one book and translated and put their web-site for free. And no one cant do anything. Anyway , i got my answers so i am little dissapointed but thanks.
Yes, basically the short answer is you can't win against the thieves and criminals without becoming one yourself and Jnovel has no desire to soil their own honor and legitimacy that way.
Another complete work, Fairy Tale Chronicle, ends at 20 volumes. This is actually getting a sequel series that debuted with the final volume.
@serah Sound funny. You write Yey and then relative your own comment.
I like Death March. Sure OP protagonist are like sand on a beach but this is one of the series which I re-read quite often. Although strangely more the rougher WN.
And anime adaptions are always there to promote the LN. And the sales seem to be alright if I consider that there are now 18 volumes out.
I am giving up giving updates here of what I am reading... seeing how quick the light novels are consumed it is easy to say "everything".
Currently I am almost finished on FUNA after starting last week, and already looking forward on the fresh titles JNC has to offer, while - almost as a matter of course - continuing the series I already started one way or another.
That sounds weird...
Though, I am somewhat hoping they really come together in the future as a big party. I already anticipated Leatoria to join them. Yet I am also somewhat glad that the standard party dynamic did not change that sudden with someone they barely know.
I'm aware of all that. Just didn't feel like posting borderline off-topic walls of text when the relevant info is available at amazon and easily googleable.
The 65% is actually 70%
It's 65% unless that page misleadingly describes something else.
Sam can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think JNC is paying a 70% commission on their sales there
30% one is only limited to a number of countries. JNC sells worldwide so they have to give amazon 65% when the buyer's country is not on the list.
Depending on how compressed JNC makes the files for Amazon (they definitely do this since they note the image quality degredation vs premiim epubs)
JNC doesn't, Amazon does. You can see 10—50MB file sizes on the amazon's book page.
@maigo123 said in Where do I go to join J-novel as a Japanese translator?:
Just in case you did not know, J-Novel Club is an official localization company that works with Japanese publishers, to translate and release professional grade Light Novels and Manga in English for world wide distribution.
They are not a fan translation hosting website, if you get a job with them (I wish you luck in your endeavors) you will become a freelancer working for them in an official capacity, and get paid for work completed.
There will be no donation system at all.
@rahul-balaggan I actually was thinking of poking you about that. But as you said: it seems to be just between two. If it were more, I recommend a split, so the original topic can continue.
So far the contributions of fellow members are awesome. It shows how much people appreciate the good work at JNC and of course the works of the authors.
My favorites are usually the series I find to be the most immersive, you know the books you lose track of time reading and find hard to put down. For me some examples are Crest/Banner of the Stars, Alderamin on the Sky, Lord Marksman and Vanadis, and Tokyo Ravens.
I found the tweet:
Unfortunately, Legend Novel's titles are not illustrated. However we are producing some original extra color spreads for our editions of 2 of them for the ebook editions (from the cover illustrators). More info when we get closer to the ebook release!!
@serah said tip I got thanks to @hiroto https://forums.j-novel.club/post/62255 once ~
@Gotrek65 enjoy your stay and just ask if there is any question about JNC on your mind. You can also chat directly with the very friendly forums moderators.
@doomerx said in Please ask Japanese Publisher to make their e-book available outside of Japan.:
I bought an ebook from Amazon.jp a couple weeks ago. Granted I still have a Japanese address still listed on my account from when I stayed there. I don't know if that makes a difference. Though I tried a year or two ago and they wouldn't let me even buy an ebook since my IP was from the US. Don't know if they had a policy change since then. I haven't tried opening it with on anything other than the Windows Kindle Reader. I didn't use any proxies or VPNs to buy or read the book. I'm leaning towards having a dedicated device for my Japanese books, but that may be unnecessary.
They allow for access from non Japanese IP address to certain degrees, because they don't want to block out Japanese customer who happened to be traveling abroad. But consecutive purchase from non Japanese IP address will eventually get blocked until you access it from Japanese address again.
Many people work around that with VPN. I just don't want to risk spending my money on ebook bought like that because it definitely goes against Amazon policy and they have ability to wipe out my kindle books.