The future of GDK sponsored chapters

Hey everyone,

I just removed the sponsor portion for GDK from the sidebar and wanted to give you guys all a heads up about it. From now on, sponsored chapters for GDK will only come through Patreon or alternate sponsorship arrangements like Tamashii have worked out with me.

For those curious, Tamashii is sponsoring me in a way that $2 is kicked in whenever I publish a GDK chapter. This hugely incentivizes a translator because the more translated = more sponsored. Please let me know if you’d like to work out something similar!

The reason for this change is that GDK chapter counts are skewing too wildly without forewarning that I feel really bad having money just sit in the queue forever. From mid June to roughly end of July onwards, GDK chapters were anywhere from 4K characters to 10k characters. I split chapters into two whenever it’s above 4K characters because it’s really unmanageable otherwise. It’ll take me 4 hours to translate one chapter. Regular chapters of any other novel are at 3K characters, so there’s a huge difference there.

I’m also moving across the country next week and starting a new job, so I’d be unable to get to the queue completely if the chapter character counts increase in length again. I think I only got to May donations a few weeks ago, so to prevent that from happening in the future, I’m just going to close the PayPal donation option. Patreon currently results in one sponsored chapter a month, that I definitely think I can handle! 😀

  • Not exactly everyone’s typical thought when they’re about to die. What will a cowardly young man do when reincarnated with the evil powers to redefine his destiny? Can the natural kindness of human nature triumph over evil? Will he become the cold-blooded demon king of legend, or will he forge his own path and rain down another kind of terror?

  • …I kind of don’t understand why you want to close PayPal down…

    In short: you want more incentivizes / chapter … because of chapter length or is it that you have less time because your starting a new job or is it that your trying something new?

    • etvolare

      It’s because I can never predict when a donation may come through PayPal and when GDK’s author may lose his head and put out a chapter that’s 3x normal length. At least with the other two methods I can predict and plan accordingly. I’m trying to avoid unhappy sponsors like when I didn’t put out a sponsored chapter for 1.5 months because of chapter length.

  • GDK>SOTR Q.Q….

  • Are you stil doing translations from the paypal?

    • etvolare

      If you mean whether or not I’ll clear the donations that already came in through PayPal, yes!