@_08 said in Feature Request: Add a button inside the web to highlight/submit feedback about typos and spelling errors.:
That's a good point because there's a possibility that a big text file is all staff need, making full-fledged bug tracker too excessive. Most of work would be probably needed on the client side anyway, unless you want to discourage readers from submitting errors even more.
No, the goal is to make it as painless as possible for users to submit errors. Sometimes the backend needs to be complex in order for the interface to be simple. There are unique challenges here. I'm not aware of another publishing company collaborating with their customers to help proofread their content. At the same time, I also think it's pretty cool. As J-Novel grows, the problems with the current system will get worse.
An ideal system would eliminate 'noise' while being almost entirely transparent to the J-novel team and customers. it also shouldn't be complicated to integrate seamlessly with the rest of the application.
@yumenokage Both would be useful.
I was going to request a feature where I could * a series or volume.
I want to spend some credits right now on a new series but not sure which. In weeks past, I had been interested in a few different titles but I don't remember which those were at the moment. If I had been able to star or watch a series or volume, I could just go to that list right now and pick something.
Voting for which series we would like to see licensed could/should be a separate feature. "Notify me when this series becomes available" or something similar.
It could even integrate with an external site? Not sure what the go to place for LN and Manga is, but if a relationship could be built with that site to integrate with a J-novel account that would be even better.
As can be seen by my posts today, I see a LOT of growth potential for JNC.
This would be a nice reference to have even if making it publicly available could reduce the value of some premium editions.
However, it might be even better to find some existing English-language wiki that could be expanded to include the LN material, and link to that instead of reinventing the wheel. (I have no idea whether such a wiki exists.)
Who knows, other publishers might even be willing to participate in creating one big wiki instead of many little ones.
@djunis21 JNC has licensed from the publisher before, there is even a suggestion topic on the forums where you could show your support.
That being said whether they actually license it or not is up to the person in charge of JNC, plus another publisher such as Seven Seas or Yen Press could pick it up first.
Yeah, I honestly lock my phones overall rotation to combat this. I gesture while talking and seem to exude an earnest talkative person whenever I'm reading, so people think it's wonderful to start conversations with me while I sit and try to read whatever book I've gotten.
My hope is that JNC get more prominence, it has really good content more people should be more aware of this company and check it out.
@SomeOldGuy Yes pages inside restricted areas are totally unreachable by web crawlers, but this is not the issue that I encountered, the issue was after seeing the description of JNC on google I thought to check the source code of the home page. I noticed the following:
The homepage was buried under ajax, google might not be able to read any of it
The heading tags were not used to create hierarchy, no h1 .. h6 in the entire homepage
Only the logo had the ALT attribute setup. and only one element had the title attribute
the description and keywords meta information is missing
On the positive side that helps getting a good search engine ranking
it has clear urls
it has fresh content every day.
the code was minified and contained inline SVG faster less connections required to view the page.
That said in google ranking are users clicks, and inbound links count a lot. Having a good description under your search result is important to entice users to click on your link, slowly this could improve your ranking on it own.
@Jon-Mitchell they can also add that about us 'text' to the description meta tag inside the head section of the webpage. Google uses that text in the search results if available.
Today I also went on reddit checking for info on vol 7 of Rokka Braves of Six Flowers, and I happen to stumble on several threads for of people requesting links to download the volumes for free, that was a big motivator in trying to increase awareness of legit options in the hope more people will support this market.
What you're asking is basically impossible because the reason there are Premium E-Books is becuase ONLY MEMBERS can buy them. The Japanese publishers won't allow the selling of e-Books with bonus content and DRM-Free to just anyone. The only reason we got to buy DRM-Free eBooks with bonus content is because it's limited to people who are members so only a few could buy them and those who do pay extra to be a member.
If what you're saying is implemented then there will be no more Bonus content and DRM-Free eBooks since anybody can just buy them off from the site.
In short the membership is the reason that the Japanese publishers is okay with selling DRM-Free eBooks with bonus content that is normally sold separately in Japan.
@thomask said in Would you pre-pay extra to get a favorite title added to JNC?:
Do we know how many prospective sales JNC has to know they’d make before it becomes worth while in licensing something?
Nope, and it's probably going to vary from title to tile depending on how much money the Japanese publisher wants for the license. I'd expect the translation cost to also go up a bit for longer novels.
Base cost = $x per license + $y to translate (translator, editor, management) + $z for any retailer listing/misc setup costs
Digital version break-even = (base cost / gross profit per sale) books sold <=== 7.95 * 70%? for Amazon, etc.
My problem with it is how would they make the choice? I mean I’d toss in extra for probably a dozen series, while wanting say Legendary moonlight Scultpor and Magi Grandson be at the top and others to be at the bottom, hows that fair from the others who have a list that are opposite to mine and how does JNC decide?
Perhaps they are offered in small enough batches like 1-3 titles at a time, that if they all succeed then they all get worked on.
As mentioned by others this kind of project probably won't happen because a publisher won't want the embarrassment of having the attempt fail, so it's more of a "wouldn't this be nice" thread.