I second your endorsement- however readers should be aware, one of the features I love about Bookworm is the unusual 'tone' that I perceive. Often wholesome, atypical for LNs there's neither a focus on romance/harem building nor on violence/fighting/sports...there are elements of both present but that isn't the focus...Jobless Reincarnation does share the deep worldbuilding with Bookworm, but isn't 'wholesome'. The MC is a delightful little pervert in early volumes and
it is a good read, and I recommend it, but I'm hesitant to say if you liked Bookworm you'll like Mushoku Tensei
@Maixxx said in Demon Lord Retry! Volume 6?:
After all 8 chapters are out, does the volume also become premium?
If I understand you correctly, the short answer is yes. The somewhat longer answer is that after all the parts have been released then there are several weeks in which they go over the volume, make final revisions, add whatever bonus content there may be, and some other technical stuff I don't pretend to know about or understand. Then they will release the volume as a premium ebook.
The only things I care about being licensed are the Ascendance of a Bookworm Fanbook and the Bookworm drama CDs. I've not looked when the latter would need to come out to line up with the right books as I want to avoid spoilers.
@Kilocron said in Light Novel Recommendations?:
I guess my question is... Will a staff member potentially see a license recommendation, then look into the possibility of getting it?
If you look through the recommendation topics, you will find that some have been made by staff members. And every one of them has been seen by people who are "on staff", as part of their normal duties.
But, not all staff are part of the team that negotiates with Japanese publishers. And I doubt it would be as simple as faxing over a list of titles from the suggestion topics to publishers and saying, "How much?"
I can see why you would think that. It bothered me as well when I first signed up. Honestly the key is in the catchup series. JNC has so many good series that it's easy to find something new to read every month, in addition to all the new ones that are always in pre-pub status. Honestly, once you are caught up on a series, then as long as you keep an eye on the prepubs, then you'll never need to buy any unless you want to.
@catstorm Would be nice if it was this way. But they still continue with their old site as far as I read. And really. What would you think about people which gets a notification from license holders and still host those materials?
@xdrfiredogx said in Why do you read a book you've already read?:
. give me printed paper that I can hold and pages to turn, where the decision of where to read can have as much meaning as what to read, and that's where I build those emotional connections.
That's why I've had trouble getting into Bookworm -- I'm a contentophile not a biblophile :) . I prefer my kindle to a paper book because I don't care paper, smell, touch for a book just the words, and a kindle is a more convenient way to deliver them to me. Bookworm's MC seemed to love the paper as much or more than the words.
Hmm, I liked the Iruma-kun anime, but I could never really get into the manga. The style just doesn't mesh well with what I like I guess.
I already mentioned which two LN I'm hoping to get licensed this year by JNC in the other topic that's going, but I'm kinda hoping that the same 2 titles (Isekai Yururi Kikou and Rebuild World) get anime announcements this year, though I guess I have to say I'm not sure I'm too hopeful on it, isekai slice of life series have never really been popular choices for adapting, and it seems like the only sci-fi type series being made now involve teenage girls needing to save the world in battle costumes.
@Kyle770 said in No illustration beside cover?:
Aah i see thanks for answer, and looks like both novel had stalled and no further updaye even on jp,
For what it's worth, the webnovel for Kobold King is continuing, last update was chapter 207 on 2020/12/31...
this might also work..i mean if a 'threat' or some such was known and ferdi has to become an instructor to keep an eye on her..he might be able to do that as a guest lecturer...i mean he is already training his substitue for the temple..and he technically has the tele circle ...so if he is a guest lecturer it is very probable..also no way is the author gonna have a 3 year?? academy arc content with next to no ferdi unless she is planning to introduce sauske (from naruto) -esque character i mean attractive mysterious and super duper powerful obv of royal birth and possibly the hotshot among the kiddie girls......i really wish that they had a character to compete for her attentions on par with ferdi in terms of royalty etc but not a child either as they would not compare...unless ofc it is sasuke.
Well yes, I made lots of assumptions since I have no idea what will happen. Thing is I always analyze things and search for patterns and behaviors (proffesional deformation :). My assumtion is mainly based on writting of previous books. Author does not do much skips except in winter since nothing much is going on there. If we assume something big will happen (like in last two arcs at end) it will most likely happen in last book. So we will see how next book goes. Since it is fantasy novel anything can happen :)
In first arc "enemy" was devauring. She "defeated" it by going to temple. There we met next Bezewanst and it was made clear he was enemy. At end of temple arc that was resolved. In Noble arc she does not really have any enemies left. Shikikoza mother just do not have enough power to be threat. Ahrenbach is also not problem since if they were going to war over "Toad" it would already happen. I presume she will collect mats, resolve her health problems and then it would be all is fine, year has past, time to go to academy. Not every arc needs to end up in battle.
I just have to say that I find each new books to be better and better. Lots of writters have fatigue and quality starts to drop but not here. Maybe they changed something in books from light novel (usually they change things a bit when making books) but I hope quality keeps up until end (in around 2.5 years when last book should be translated :).
@Terabyte said in Sol Press Discussion Thread:
The Game Master has Logged In to Another World
I read volume 1 yesterday and enjoyed it. It's a typical overpowered-protagonist isekai but is a little bit like JNC's Instant Death Cheat in that many other people have been summoned to the same world, and they're from different MMOs not the same one as the main character.
Protagonist vs. protagonists, Gun Gale Online vs. Sword Art. A solid B+ novel.