@myskaros : Ha ha yes what you say makes perfect sense but I'm truly looking forward to reading volume 9 and (from what I understand) a possible upcoming volume 10 from JNC; so I want to wish you guys all the best and God speed in sorting out the necessary commercial arrangements and formalities and getting the next volumes published as soon as possible. Fingers crossed
yea, I'm torn
for physicals - I've restricted my purchases to what I'm going to have as part of my 'permanent' collection, and there's only so much space (and $$) I have one collection of books in my living room, most leather bound (or have the look of leather bound) a lot of classic sci fi/fantasy, some limited editions, signed by author etc. A second collection is in my office (and is about to get purged) hardcover book club editions, mass market paperbacks etc. I have about 2x what I want to keep. (and that will give me space to add more LN physicals of which I only have a few)
That being said - I like the cover art to invoke the 'spirit' of the story dark/somber or light/humorous - I especially like when a series has cover art that themselves have a theme over the series of volumes (introductions of characters, or featured character on each volume doing something that relates to previous/next-- like the art has its own arc)- Shomin Sample, does this well as does Rokojouma. I'm not such a purist that cover art...needs to be on the cover, I'd buy leather(ette) bound Bookworm editions that had minimalist cover/spine art (like just Rozemynes crest) as long as all the art was inside
Hi there, we don't ever update the schedule with future volumes until the day it's going to be released. This is to avoid emergencies or last-minute problems from causing delays and upsetting people's expectations. In general, there is a 2-3 week delay between the last part of one volume of a given series and the first part of the next volume, but that can be affected by various factors as well.
Quof, the translator, posted in the part 2 volume 2 discussion with the following:
There probably will be a week gap before the next part due to some internal stuff, though the TL itself will still be going on and there will probably be a double-part again at some point.