How would you guys feel if I put the light novel parts behind a paywall?
That is, you show me proof of purchase of any of the light novels, and I’ll give you the password to the light-novel-only portions.
What happened is that the third volume was originally supposed to be all physical, but the editors at Takarajimasha(the publisher), told Yuzuki Kihiro-sensei that it would be fine to upload the second part of the novel online.
Kihiro Sensei: “Eh-? It’s okay to put up some of the new stuff on the internet?”
Sensei’s Agent: “Yes. It’s true that it would sell better to have more new content for the novel, but…”
Kihiro Sensei: “Right? I was sure that the publishers would want more exclusive content for the light novel.”
Sensei’s Agent: “Yes, but we think what’s most important of all is that the publication makes the web novel fans happy.”
Kihiro Sensei: (A-, A halo!?)
So I was hoping that maybe I could help increase the sales just a little bit. The free portions are already quite sizable, and are a complete section of their own.
I’m sure that pirating and stuff can’t be helped, but unlike with Baka-Tsuki’s light novel translations, we’re already getting a huge amount of free content.
That’s why I’m hoping that I can get even one or two extra sales by doing things this way instead.
Of course, if people agree and cooperate, I’ll try and translate the light novel faster as well.
You can find links for purchase below:
I hear that you can also get it for cheaper shipping on Amazon if you live in the United States, but I don’t so I’m not sure how that works.