Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Future of novel translations: Paywall (2)

Thank you everyone for your comments, they are really eye opening and I learned a lot from them.
I have looked through the comments, and summarized them below;

Against
Getting money involved causes problems2
Prefers translators who is doing it out of passion, not money1
Will never subscribe to paid translation2
paying is an issue1
the hidden amount on patreon seems sketchy1
Not paying the author puts me off1
I believe you won't change!1
Paywall users are criminals!1
Total10
For
Patreon is fine7
Paywall for early access is fine4
Paying encourages translations1
Total12
Fluff
Your translation is not low quality!1
There's a patreon group who raises money to hire professional translators!1
That last picture... imma saving it1
Why you drop 'x' series2
Up to you2
Let the readers mine bitcoin for you1
From your comments, it seems that I should use Patreon tiers to gives early access, then release the posts free of charge on my blog.
Will follow your advice and set my patreon up now. Cooking with Wild Game will resume on 3rd February 2018.

Youjo Senki movie featuring brand new contents is in the works


It's not a recap movie. Yay.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Hero Without Blood or Tear Chapter 18

Chapter 18 - One Crouching by the Grave (2)

Translator: OverlordS2gollem
Editor: Perditor, Deus Ex Machina

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Future of novel translations: Paywall

Two years ago, a reader said that he would donate if I create a Patreon account. With my usual speedy ways of doing things, I proceeded to create a lousy patreon site a year and a half ago. A reader suggested that I create tiers of rewards for certain amount of donation pledged, but I didn't do so because

1) I'm not a pro translator, and not doing so full time.
2) I have no intention of planning my life around translation releases.
3) My translation quality is sub par at best.
4) I have the bad habit of releasing translations for free.
5) I don't think I'm suppose to profit from my translation without involving the author.

But this post isn't about me, but the recent paywall trend I have been observing in the translations circle.