I’m thinking about opening up a Patreon.
Not for any specific series, but more as a Patreon for me as a translator. No pseudo paywalls that a few certain novels appear to be doing, just a way for readers to fund my translations in general. What I have in mind is [Money through Patreon] would yield more chapters per amount given than [Money through donations], as they would be funding a nebulous “chapter amount per week” rather than rushing (lol) a specific series’ chapter. That said, I haven’t exactly been punctual when it comes to plowing through my donation queue (thus the lol), so I’m a little torn on that side of things. I still have quite a few things to hammer out first before I could attempt to go with it, though.
Clearing out the current… *checks*… 10 chapters in my queue, for example. I don’t know, what do you guys think? Wait? Go for it now? Never go the Patreon route? I’m really open to suggestions here.
Another issue is that JP series are shorter than CN ones by a huge margin as their market isn’t focused on mass releasing “the same stuff” over and over for a thousand chapters, so funding a single series through Patreon would quickly ‘run out of content’ and fade—by this I mean the same stuff in the same series, at least. There’s definitely an argument to be made that each series is a rehash of others, but that probably applies to stories the world over…
Ah, went a bit off topic there. Yeah. I haven’t decided yet. Feel free to comment!
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