Update 31Mar2011 from Amgine – With any luck, you can expect an update/release tomorrow!
Ahem…I’m pretty sure that readers have noticed that the site have been pretty quiet over the last few days ^^; we didn’t even write the March update post yet! SR and me have a really hectic real life lately, so the March update will be slightly delayed. It will still come out during March, but it probably will not come out tomorrow, which is the 7th of March.
I’m really sorry, and please stay tune! I will see if we can update 3 chapters for March and April as a sign of apology, but no promise here. Real life is evil after all @@.
February 2011 Chapters
For a little while now we’ve been thinking about doujin fan comics. Doujin, for those of you who don’t know, are amateur, unlicensed comics. In Asian countries such as Japan and Taiwan, they are extremely popular. There are entire conventions dedicated just to the sale of doujin. In Western countries, however, doujin are quite rare. A quick search on ebay shows that most doujin sell for about $30 USD, which is quite expensive, especially if you don’t speak the language they’re written in.
So we started thinking. What if we worked with doujin artists to translate their work and sell them internationally? We looked into copyright laws and what this would entail, then contacted Yu Wo and asked for her permission to translate and sell the doujin, since fan comics are considered a derivative work. Then finally, we started contacting a few doujin artists. And now we present to you our final, though still in-progress idea:
We will be translating and selling The Legend of Sun Knight doujin fan comics. At the moment we’ve reached an agreement with Yukisora to translate her LSK doujin fan comic, though we hope to work with more artists in the future. You can find some examples of the doujin’s pages below. The first doujin that we are selling is the re-drawing of The Legend of Sun Knight Volume 1 Chapter 1 into comic style.
The doujin is 24 page B5 size and it will sell for about $9 USD a comic, plus shipping and handling. Shipping fees will be about $2~$3 within the US, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. For readers not from the previously mentioned locations, you will be offered 2 choices: about $3 USD for un-registered post and about $4 for registered post (trackable). Please note that this is a rough estimation of shipping fees, it can be more or less depending on your location.
Payments will be done through Paypal. This will mean that you’ll be able to pay via credit card, debit card, and bank transfer. We will also accept money order and checks by post. Those who wish to pay by bank transfer should apply for a Personal Paypal account, and then nominate your bank account to verify the Paypal account. We do not accept direct wire transfers for now. For more information on linking abank account to Paypal, please go to this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing/general/NewConsumerLink-outside and https://www.paypal-offers.com.au/addbankaccount.asp
Before we fully go through with this, we want to get an idea about how many of you will be interested in buying the doujin. If you know that you want to purchase the doujin when it comes out, please fill out this form: Order form. Please note that this is a PLEDGE TO BUY the doujin fan comic when it is published. If you are not totally sure that you want to buy one, please DO NOT fill out the form! Additionally, we can assure you no third party will be able to access private information such as email and location info that you’ve provided.
That being said, the first 15 people who sign will be given a 10% discount on this first doujin. Additionally, Yukisora has offered to draw a new cover for the doujin if 200 people sign up! So if you’re interested, please sign the pledge! Continued
Our new Spanish and German sister sites, Prince Revolution! Hispana and Prinz Revolution! Deutsch, have officially opened their doors to readers! They’ve each posted a chapter and will have more coming in due time. Please head on over to leave a comment and give them your support, even if you don’t speak the languages! You can find the links below and under Quick Links, on the sidebar. PR!H and PR!D are both going to need more translators and proof-readers as they expand! If you’re interested in helping out, please refer to the Recruitment pages on their sites.
We’re looking for 1-2 new proof-readers to join the PR! team! We will be accepting applications for one week—from January 5th to the 11th—before closing the position again. For details on how to apply, head on over to our Recruitment page.
Please be aware that, when accepted, our proofers start out editing large documents, so make sure that you have the time to edit before applying.
January 2011 Chapters
First of all, a Happy New Year to all! The arrival of a new year brings forth much changes, and one such change has occurred in PR!. We’re celebrating the new year in a special way this year, by moving sites!~
From this month on, our new site, http://www.princerevolution.org, will be open to the public, and we’ll be moving house to there. Thanks to all our reader’s support, and I hope that you’ll continue to support us by following our translations on the new site, and also telling everyone you know about our transfer! Do come and visit us, okay? (Though we will not be distributing red packets. >.<)
Of course, with the arrival of a new year, the upcoming year ahead would bring… lots of chapters! I’m not sure if everyone has noticed it, but those who has checked our site regularly the past few days would have realized that PR! is releasing a chapter every week during the December break. Did you guys like your Christmas gift? ^^ Continued