Manga titles that is affiliated with your company that needs a physical release
I was wondering would it be possible for your company to release these manga titles with a physical release or a limited run because your company already has the digital versions
1 Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire ♀
2 Bibliophile Princess
3 The Emperor's Lady-in-Waiting Is Wanted as a Bride
4 Tearmoon Empire
5 Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles
6 The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind!
Seirei Gensouki manga is already set for paperback release in early 2023, you can see pre-orders on Amazon.
Tearmoon Empire is a possibility since the novels are printed, but they only just started translating the manga so any printing possibility is far in the future.
Reborn to Master the Blade and Bibliophile Princess are very possible since they are getting anime in the future. Unfortunately J-Novel Club seems to be having difficulties printing even their most popular titles lately due to unknown factors (staff have not commented on what’s going on).
The other titles unfortunately I don’t see happening any time soon.
@LegitPancake here's for hope me personally I don't really deal with digital I want to be able to put those titles on my bookshelf let's keep our fingers crossed that they get physical releases
Unfortunately J-Novel Club seems to be having difficulties printing even their most popular titles lately due to unknown factors (staff have not commented on what’s going on).
What I've been hearing from folks doing runs of their web comics, etc., is that the printing situation is currently experiencing considerable turmoil.
Lots of stuff had shifted to printing overseas (China, etc. due to various socioeconomic reasons we won't go into here,) and with the major increases in shipping costs, delays in shipping, and possibly increased costs at the overseas printers end of things, a bunch of them are now looking into US-based printing... and as a result of printing going overseas big time a sufficiently long time back, there aren't as many options for domestic printing as there used to be.
The domestic infrastructure is significantly reduced.
Long established firms went bankrupt.
It'll be a while until it gets ramped up again, and that presumes that there are those willing to do so who have the financial capital required and able to get up to speed in regard to quality of output in an acceptable time frame. It's a bit of a gamble unless you are certain that the economics won't swing the other way again.
@Weasalopes I’m just saying that I don’t believe it’s as simple as covid/shipping/paper shortage/whatever. If it were that simple then staff would have clarified by now, but they have remained silent. The only people responding are normal customers like you and I.
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@LegitPancake These factors are easy to say and assign blame to, however the effect of these factors is industry-wide restructuring and a continuous and permanent paradigm shift toward a new normal that no one know when or in which form will the entire publishing industry end up in. Hence I won't use pharses like "as easy as" to describe them.
Let's throw in gamer girl. Because I want it.