Just stopping in to give a little update on stuff that is happening.
Some of you may already know that we are the official English publisher and some of you might be just finding that out now. As the publisher, we haven’t been very active in shutting down sites which are publishing PMG as we felt it was quite harmless at the time, but that has caused a few problems recently. Luckily, people were nice enough to comment and remind us.
So if you have started to notice that OddManOut is adding a little sentence into the chapters. Please bare with this, as we are giving the readers on those sites a fair warning, before we begin taking any action.
On another note, some of you might have seen the new goal for 40 chapters/week and have been asking about more new goals. We will not be adding any more goals in the immediate future, until we have at least one week of stockpiled chapters. Last month, the translator was sick and we were forced to use all of our emergency chapters. Unfortunately for us, we release much faster than most translators out there and also try to stay consistent with our releases while not compromising on our quality. That is great, but it also means it is very hard to build up a stockpile for emergencies when we are already so close to the limit of chapters per week.
Here is a note OddManOut posted in response on Patreon and I think it is very well said:
“We’ve discussed why we aren’t asking another translator to hop on. From a reader perspective, it’s an obvious choice to add another! But, translating Chinese differs from translator to translator, so the novel would suffer. Also, the translators would find it very difficult to manage alternating chapters to work on together. Overall, it’s a bit of a pain. I’d also like to mention that our goal is to post as many chapters as possible and finish the novel as fast as possible, but do not correlate the donations on patreon to what we “should” be doing. This is a donation service offered to pay the translator, editor, and site maintenance. Although increasing chapters per donation goals is an incentive program, it is actually based on this idea, to manage paying everyone behind the scenes. Again, we do not endorse anyone paying us, we simply offer this donation system to increase release-rate – To a Limit!”
Everyone has a limit to what they can do in a certain time frame.
P.s Might be limiting or stopping sponsored chapters in the coming weeks, not made a definite decision on this yet.
We are still negotiating to purchase the rights to a batch of new novels. Ideally, I wanted to launch them this month, but it does not look like that will be happening in the short term. But, hopefully we will soon have some more novels for everyone to enjoy 😀
That be all xDDD