Very pleased with decision to join


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    I deliberated for months whether to join or not. I learned about j-novel club because I had purchased some of your physical books - all from the same series. However, I was having trouble deciding whether reading ahead was worth it or not.

    In the end, I decided to give it a try, and I'm so glad that I did. Once I'd read ahead on my series of interest, I started trying out some of the other series and my eyes were opened. Now I'm following three other series as well - and I'll likely buy the physical versions of those too when they come out.

    That said, some questions:

    1. I've found the calendar for translations and ebook releases, but I don't see a schedule for physical prints.
      Is the best method to search on other websites that sell the physical books?

    2. If a volume's translation has finished, I don't see if / when translation of the next volume will start.
      When are the next volume's translations usually scheduled? After the prior volume's ebook is released?

    3. Is there any indication of how many untranslated volumes are still left? Or whether a series is finished?
      For example: "volume 1 of 10 finished" versus "volume 2 of 11 continuing"

    4. Is there a way to "upvote" series we like so as to encourage more like those?
      Alternately, is that already done automatically by analyzing how many times a book is read?

    Thank you in advance!


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    @brazosnetnet said in Very pleased with decision to join:

    1. I've found the calendar for translations and ebook releases, but I don't see a schedule for physical prints.
      Is the best method to search on other websites that sell the physical books?

    First off welcome!

    Currently there is no calendar for physical releases on the site. You can search J-Novel Club on amazon under books, or go to rightstuf.com and search by publisher.

    1. If a volume's translation has finished, I don't see if / when translation of the next volume will start.
      When are the next volume's translations usually scheduled? After the prior volume's ebook is released?

    At J-Novel Club typically there is a 1-2 week break after a volume finishes translation, they do not update the schedule until the day Part 1 of the next volume becomes available.

    1. Is there any indication of how many untranslated volumes are still left? Or whether a series is finished?
      For example: "volume 1 of 10 finished" versus "volume 2 of 11 continuing"

    As of right now there is no indication on the site of how many volumes are available in japan for series currently being translated, and no indication of which series are ongoing or on hiatus.

    If you have any speechify questions feel free to ask here, or in the current volume discussion threads.

    1. Is there a way to "upvote" series we like so as to encourage more like those?
      Alternately, is that already done automatically by analyzing how many times a book is read?

    They do have data on what we read, and they can track what sells and what doesn’t via sales numbers.

    Additionally if you want any title in particular we do have a licensing sub-forum where users can suggest topics there is even a dedicated topic for which series have a licensing suggestion

    https://forums.j-novel.club/post/21055

    Feel free to upvote any series you wish to be licensed, additionally if you enjoy reading a series from J-Novel Club buying the ebook is the best way for J-Novel Club to support that content.

    Once again welcome, we hope you enjoy reading everything this site has to offer, from the series you came here to read, to find some diamonds in the rough you wouldn’t have dreamed of reading before...


  • Member

    @Rahul-Balaggan

    They do have data on what we read, and they can track what sells and what doesn’t via sales numbers.

    Big brother watching us.


  • Premium Member

    @hopebestman said in Very pleased with decision to join:

    @Rahul-Balaggan

    They do have data on what we read, and they can track what sells and what doesn’t via sales numbers.

    Big brother watching us.

    More like Santa deciding what new titles to put in our stocking, so be good for goodness' sake!


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