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TarutoClown93



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:53 am Reply with quote
Why they cease the publication for what reason ? Poor sales ?
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JLightstar



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:18 am Reply with quote
Will this mean that the Sneaker Awards also be discontinued?
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Nayu



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:12 am Reply with quote
The Sneaker has always been kind of quirky. I think a subscription based online magazine is exactly the sort of medium for this material now that the technology has grown. I certainly know I'd love this sort of publication on my Kindle or (currently vaporware) iPad/Xoom.
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ConanSan



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:42 am Reply with quote
Oh goody, another reason for Haruhi volume 10 to dissapear into the ether again.
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joelgundam00



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:10 am Reply with quote
TarutoClown93 wrote:
Why they cease the publication for what reason? Poor sales?

Definitely poor sales! Heck, they even gave us the numbers in the article. It only had a 20,000 copy circulation.
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Kit-Tsukasa



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:31 pm Reply with quote
joelgundam00 wrote:
TarutoClown93 wrote:
Why they cease the publication for what reason? Poor sales?

Definitely poor sales! Heck, they even gave us the numbers in the article. It only had a 20,000 copy circulation.

When you compare that to NewType and Megami or ASCII, then hell yeah that's tiny.

I've never seen a Sneaker magazine, but when they say "monthly light novel publications, do they mean 1 chapter a month? If so, I think that's the major problem. People would be more willing to buy the book and simply reader the story all in one go rather than read blocks of text in the magazine unlike manga, which have visuals and thus more memorable to many after a single read
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timesteel



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:37 pm Reply with quote
Actually the sneaker was bi monthly
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DavidShallcross



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:54 pm Reply with quote
At least some of their material consisted of short stories, presumably complete in a single issue. To wit, the stories that made up The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya. My Japanese web-site searching skills aren't up to determining the exact mix.
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FMAvatard



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:09 pm Reply with quote
Did that preview of the tenth novel get published yet? If it didn't and this is happening before it will...I'm gonna laugh very sadistically.

As a big fan of the light novels, I've gotten so used to things like this. It's just hilarious to have bait in front of you and then see it get yanked away.
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chichiri_chan



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:23 pm Reply with quote
Sneaker isn't the only monthly/bi-monthly magazine for light novels. The Beans (my personal favorite) also does that. Usually they just have short stories that may or may not get published in book format. If the writer writes up enough short stories to make a full book, then sometimes they release a short story gaiden. Kyou kara Maou is notorious for doing that.

It's a shame that Sneaker's going under like this. They've brought us some really great books....
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