J-Novel Club is a relatively new company so don't expect that happening anytime soon. I don't know if Sam has any plans of making the translations in different languages but I doubt it. There is also the problem of translators and an actual market. The Light novel market is very tiny so I doubt any company would make any profit of making translations in other languages.
@WolfeReader said in Nook releases:
I am a premium member already :) For some reason, it slipped my mind that I could buy more credits. That's the best solution for sure!
That moment you smack yourself...
@Damien-Wilson The problem with allowing people to use the API officially is that then there is an expectation that I won't just change something and break everyone's apps.
There's a significant amount of infrastructure and documentation that would be required to allow such functionality without being really flakey.
@Terrence said in Audiobooks?:
@Thomask Kizumonogatari is exciting. Multiple voices too.
I'm listening to a really bland Japanese Novel Audiobook in English now, Death by Water. 16 hours of a monotone man trying to slowly voice old characters talking about past events over and over again to try and write a novel + play. Doesn't help that the audio is too low on my phone (I don't like headphones). T.T
I did get finished with a single person talking in a more monotone (not so varied at least) voice in Malice, but that I could stand that more since it was shorter and basically a recording of events in a case study on a criminal.
Monotone can be ok, as long as the inflections are correct. I've had one or two where they were terrible. As in nearly non-existent.
Keep in mind, I've only listened to a handful of audiobooks over the years, alot of 'self help' stuff that was more of a seminar setting, but still, when audiobooks push you to seminar stuff, you know its rough.
I listened to a series called "Left Behind" audio drama a few years ago, now THAT was entertaining. You could close your eyes, and nearly imagine it playing out on the TV in front of you.
Consider the dates... the soonest I might take them down.
I'm being very lenient in giving people time to read things as we're growing and maybe leaving stuff up longer, but once the ebook is out they won't be there forever.
I'm gonna work to make a better notification system and that sort of thing (maybe in combination with the newsletter) to make sure people are alerted before stuff goes down, etc.
@Jaquobus It should work where if if you resubscribe to premium it doesn't give you the signing up for premium bonus credit the second time.
If you used a different account each time, well, yeah. It'd be possible to abuse it that way. But if you are so desperate for free ebooks you can probably pirate them for less work.
@Sam-Pinansky said in Re-reading:
@quirriff Good idea!
Maybe I could just have it where if you get to 100% it sets your "current place" back to 0 automatically? That'd probably be the most common use case, right?
Most certainly would be.
Hi all, I would like to poll, which series you guys and especially gals would like to see in a female centric JNC imprint. Feel free do something like it for the guy centric JNC titles.
Please state the full title and please make it as easy for me to copy paste as possible. Use the first post as reference and state the Japanese and English name respectively. Titles that have already been mentioned, may be shortened (e.g. Kumo-chan or Duke's Daughter. Please keep it understandable for someone who hasn't read it though!!
Rank three titles according to your preference. Place 1 will count 3 points, second two and third one. No more than one series per rank. Should you propose only one or two series, they will receive each 3 or 2 point according to rank.
Only vote once. Should I notice you to vote twice or more, I will ignore the new proposals.
Japanese LNs only (no unlicensed web novels)
Awesome! Thanks for the Info. This actually answers most of my questions. Hope JNC gets profitable ahead of time and that the female centered imprint is just as successful or even more so. Can't wait to see more series being translated. JNC GO!!!
@Kyon7 I'm working on getting newsletters out more frequently! There should be one every month with next month's release schedule in it starting this month...
Sorry I've been neglecting the Ebook newsletter!