I’m quite happy Aincrad didn’t go on forever, I liked GGO a lot and like the series being an ongoing look at different VR games in the future world. All that sci-if stuff would be missing from an ongoing virtual dungeon delve book. I like Progressive (it wasn’t actually the first SAO I read) but am also happy the narrative didn’t spend a dozen books there before moving on.
@sam-pinansky okay that would cover a series like Rokujouma but what about a series that is already receiving a print release like Grimgar or Arifureta?
In that example there would be no need to do a Kickstarter campaign after the series concludes because the physical is already out in the wild, which still leads to no Drama CD.
@jaquobus said in Suggestion: Ability to highlight and suggest correction from app:
@myskaros Oh, I don't think you were implying something negative, only wanted to suggest why it's probably not straight-forward to put the fixes from the ebook in the parts. Now, with the regular catch-up period, adding some automation for this might be useful (hint, hint @sam-pinansky)
I meant to say that my original response was going to turn into a lot of negative, nonconstructive feedback for JNC haha.
Honestly, I don't really have a problem with YP's text, maybe I just don't read the right books???
Hm, I could be wrong then, I was probably thinking of "how trite." Definitely have never seen "tripe" used in that manner though, not that I don't believe you two :x so to me it sounds ridiculous haha.
@drone205 the “available now” for the coming soon section refers to other ebook platforms such as kindle and nook, when you look at the latest e-books section in the center screen that will help inform when the premium becomes available.
Also they manually get added, there is a time zone release function but they still have to be manually uploaded.
I agree that the first full volume should remain available to subscribers (rather than the first part of each volume), because it's the best way to get somebody hooked on a series. If we ignore catchup, there isn't necessarily much value to a subscription for new members, as most series are ongoing and there are few series that a new subscriber can start on without buying the individual volumes. Providing the first volume of each series gives new subscribers a large variety of content to start with, and encourages them to become committed to a new series, which may entice them to buy further volumes to catch up.
This approach has worked well for Baen, a sci-fi publisher who was in many ways one of the original pioneers of modern ebooks due to the foresight of the late Jim Baen. For many years they've operated the "Baen Free Library" which makes available the first novel in many series (http://www.baen.com/categories/free-library.html). It's how I got started on a bunch of Baen series, such as the Honor Harrington series, some of which I would probably never have started if I didn't have a chance to read the first book in a series and say "Hey, I really liked that, I want more of it."
This strategy has worked well enough for Baen that they continue to offer the Free Library roughly 19 years after they launched it.