@myskaros I was curious what text-to-speech software they were using. I use the one built into my phone via eReader Prestigo, or so I believe. Its very convenient for me, listen to some of my less favourite books while walking to and from work. Read my favourite books while taking public transportation or during lunch. However, the quality is so so. Maybe somebody could make a recommendation for a better solution?
@DoubleMangekyo I didn't know that website. I have using isbns.net to check for used books. Depending on the books it can be sometimes cheaper to buy them new then used lol. I have gotten goblin slayer books cheap from whsmith.
@Rahul-Balaggan said in Do you import Japanese light novels? If yes, what service do you usually use to purchase them?:
new To Junior Label reprint easier to read, or simplified in anyway?
Only difference of the text is the ruby. I saw the author tweeting that it was tempting to go through it again to do cleanup editing but at the end it was deemed to become endless amount of work so she gave up.
I'm rather surprised by that because this label is definitely targeted for elementary schooler reader. I'm not sure how parents would answer if the a kid asks "what is flower offering?" for some of adult themed topics.
Warning: for JNC books these are the "standard" editions not the "premium" versions with the content listed here: https://forums.j-novel.club/topic/305/premium-e-book-bonus-contents-list/
If you want the bonus stories you need to become a JNC member and buy the DRM-free epubs directly from JNC.
It's very easy to copy the books to a kindle with the free Calibre ebook app. Attach kindle to PC with USB cable, add book to Calibre library, click on "send to device" button, wait a minute, done.
For phones you can just install an app that reads epub files.
We do have a very similar thread, instead of limiting which year they want it to be licensed it is just a general, "what you want licensed most" topic.
Please post your wish list in that topic, as I will be locking this one down.
My solution to get my fixxx of Book was easy: Pay MX$100+- a month for a basic Jonvel Club Membersheep!
And regarding the Tracking of the ever-elusive Book Prepub, I want to redirect you to this:
As you khaaaaaaaaaaan see, in the coming soon section you can see what'll be coming in the day. in the picture of course, we don't see Book itself, as it's in sev'ral hours b-4 we get to read it. as you seen in this, it's basically the last release of them day...
I would recommend going in as your own Kindle direct publisher, and you'll need to commission cover art and design. I'm sure there are businesses that can help you out with that (for a price). J-Novel Club does not publish English-original works.
@smiley_101 said in The Devil is a Part-Timer! will be concluding with its 21st vol. in Summer 2020!:
This is one series I can't get enough of. Love it to death
Wait, so it's ending, because you loved it too much? ;)
One of my favorite series and one of the longest one I have followed the WN translation. I guess it just hits all the check boxes for things I look/like in an isekai series. That said though the last arc in the WN definitely felt a bit of "winging it" by the author to finish it up. Hopefully he/she does something original for the LN releases.
@Clarys You're welcome. There are quite a few shoujo novels in the 'Licensing Suggestions!' forum, which are really good. I hope, that JNC will license them someday. In fact, they recently released a hint, which could be one of them.^^
This tweet indicates that they have/are working on the license, just no date yet. Given the delays I wouldn't expect this until at least October. I believe SO12 released after DM15 in Japan originally, so publishing in this order is a little odd,
@HarmlessDave said in Lazy Dungeon Master, First time reader.:
@SomeOldGuy said in Lazy Dungeon Master, First time reader.:
I'd say that while all of the volumes have some dark moments and dark humor, volume 1 got the darkest with the bandits' treatment of their sex slave and the harvesting of adventurers. There is one later volume that gets close to that but I won't spoiler it.
I think i read that part. And honestly, it was more darker than bandit sex slave part. Damm...