Make JNC clear again


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    If it's about being able to try a series out before deciding whether to buy, I do think having more of the prepub available would be good. Maybe like 1/2-3/4 of the first novel. 1 chapter isn't really enough for a lot of things to get a good idea of what it's like, but I understand not wanting to provide entire volumes to encourage people to buy the books and stuff. I think this would be a good compromise, if allowed by the license. Seeing how there are catch-ups, I would guess this would be possible, but I don't really know of course. I know this would encourage me on some series I've been hesitating on buying from the start for which I missed out on the prepubs earlier (since I only recently joined).


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    I would agree that for Vol 1, they ought to have more than just Part 1 available. I think 3/4 would be overkill, but maybe the first 3 parts would be a workable solution.


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    @renofury said in Make JNC clear again:

    @paul-nebeling well I don't proofread I just enjoy, since may grammar doesn't allow me to. Also access to forum with other LN fans is a big plus.

    So you never pinpoint and post a suspected line of being worded wrong, or a errant comma giving a misunderstanding on what you’ve read

    Wow... such people exist... ;)


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    Thou not really glad to admit it, its more like I do not notice mistakes while reading.


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    @renofury The tendency to spot "bad things" depends a lot on how you learned the language. I dare say the "English language" as it exists today is demonstratively different than the "English language" I was taught in school decades ago, and people raised on today's "English language (texting edition)" are a lot more tolerant of "almost right" than I am.

    For me, I have to maintain the old standard, and being picky here helps me remember that I can't lolz a Vice President of Marketing at a Fortune 500 corporation in a business proposal.


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    @jpwong said in Make JNC clear again:

    I would agree that for Vol 1, they ought to have more than just Part 1 available. I think 3/4 would be overkill, but maybe the first 3 parts would be a workable solution.

    I don't know what the ideal amount would be, but I wouldn't be surprised if even an unintuitively large portion of the first volume might be fine because I would imagine the farther one reads the more one would get into it (and thus want to buy the book to read the rest).


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    @yumenokage

    vary it by series - so that it cuts off at a cliff hanger

    <evil laughter>

    :)


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    @jon-mitchell said in Make JNC clear again:

    @yumenokage

    vary it by series - so that it cuts off at a cliff hanger

    <evil laughter>

    :)

    lol I don't know how much effort that would take on JNC's part, but that would definitely be one way to do it ;)


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    @jon-mitchell I think that’s actually a great idea. I mean you’re giving out something free it’s not bad to use that free to leverage sales.


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    @the-green-death

    no such thing as a free lunch...


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    @someoldguy said in Make JNC clear again:

    @renofury The tendency to spot "bad things" depends a lot on how you learned the language. I dare say the "English language" as it exists today is demonstratively different than the "English language" I was taught in school decades ago, and people raised on today's "English language (texting edition)" are a lot more tolerant of "almost right" than I am.

    For me, I have to maintain the old standard, and being picky here helps me remember that I can't lolz a Vice President of Marketing at a Fortune 500 corporation in a business proposal.

    You mean the old standard of double space after a period, and lower case except names after a comma?

    Our standards have really dropped...

    Let’s not get into the “to indent or not” for a new paragraph debate either... lolz


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    @jon-mitchell said in Make JNC clear again:

    @yumenokage

    vary it by series - so that it cuts off at a cliff hanger

    <evil laughter>

    :)

    So so so evil...

    Like a Friday episode of whatever daytime drama you where ever into...


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    @yumenokage

    The problem with having that much available, is your basically getting an abbreviated version of the book...

    Most books, unless mysteries, who dun it etc, you can get the idea before you’ve reached the point most people would suggest.

    I for one have the reading habit of “if it’s a larger arc, read two volumes at once”. For example, danmachi I usually read 2-3 having stockpiled.

    Now, that said, Gensouki has some duplication so at the 3/4 of the novel point, I basically filled in the rest mysel. Sure, it was nice to read, and enjoyable, but I could have skipped it KNOWING what was going to happen... next volume reprising to some extent...


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    @thomask Two words that strike fear into the hearts of many:

    Style Manual


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    Yea I feel this one, I first joined on a regular membership but then when I realized that I couldn't just read all of the books of the one series I had joined to read, I was pretty pissed. Then when id figured out I needed to buy premium and or tokens it was even more frustrating.
    It would have been nice to understand that instead of a regular library this service is more like a library where all non new books burst into flames and you need to buy your own copy after that.
    I understand this stops people getting bored and reading everything and then unsubscribing but knowing that ahead of time would have made it better.