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INTEREST: Nyaruko Author's New Light Novel Fails to Make Waves




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XerneasYveltal



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:34 pm Reply with quote
That was quite a tough sell, I guess.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:09 pm Reply with quote
The selling power of mecha-based titles, even as light novels, just isn't anywhere near as strong it as was in the 1980's-2000's...

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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:32 pm Reply with quote
If the publisher allowed it, the writer could put the entire series on Amazon as e-books. By paying a decent pricd (say up to $8.5), fans can help the creators and publisher make some money. It would help if it was at least near breaking point or higher.
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BlueAlf



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:20 pm Reply with quote
I was wondering why something like this made news, but then I sorta get it once I reached the article's last paragraph.

If it has fans, there must be something good about it. But from its premise, the novel definitely didn't sound interesting to me.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:36 pm Reply with quote
Disclaimer: I am a copyright minimalist. This is largely because of what companies like the House of Mouse have done to decimate the public domain and keep extending copyright. Look at the 9/21/20214 article called "Normative Views On Copyright" on a blog site called The Tritonester to see what I mean. I do recognize copyright as property and a right but I am more for the Creative Commons and copyleft.


While such fan works are mostly illegal, there are sometimes creator- or publisher-approved fan translations and there are occasional fair use-equivalent situations. In this particular situation, I think there are fan translators who could send a message to the writer or publisher suggesting something to the effect of my previous post. Heck, a crowdfunding for it to be an e-book trilogy could help.
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mangamuscle



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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:12 pm Reply with quote
Maybe Manta Aisora should have written instead another story about monster girls.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:09 pm Reply with quote
I brought this up in a J-Novel thread. No guarantees anyone will pick it up or reply to that thread but at least the message was sent out.
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