Update on Project Gender Bender
Here we go again guys! There’s another new series coming to Re:Library soon! And it’s a KOREAN novel to boot! I repeat, it’s a KOREAN novel!! A Korean Gender Bender novel!! HOW RARE!! HOW PRECIOUS!!! Re:Library has finally gotten the Golden Trio, we’ve finally recruited our first ever Korean Translator!! Woohoo!!! I’m so excited to see where this novel will take us~
Ladies and Gentleman, please give Anonymouss your warmest regards! And enjoy the read!
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Remember the chibi art I commissioned for Demon Sword Maiden a while back? That’s right, I’ve made them into keychains and was thinking of holding a giveaway event soon after I delivered the first batch to the editors and patrons, but due to “unforeseen circumstances”, the keychains are still being held at the post station and not yet dispatched. It is unfortunate, but I believe we will have to delay the giveaway event until further notice.
Meanwhile, you may want to like and follow our Facebook or Twitter page! The rule of the giveaway event is pretty simple, you just gotta like our posts on the social media page and share (or retweet) them to the “Public”. Then, from there, we will randomly select a few winners to receive the prize. While the event has been delayed, it never hurts to start interacting with our social media page early, if you get that “top fan” badge on Facebook, you are more likely to get noticed and be selected to receive the prize.
I will keep you guys updated when the giveaway event officially begins.
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And here we go all over again! Re:Library brought to you yet another… SAY WHAT?!?! ANOTHER ONE?! Has Silva gone crazy?! This is the third one this month! Please staph!! You’re gonna drive yourself bankrupt!!
Silva.exe has crashed… … …
Silva.exe has rebooted
*Cough cough. Please ignore that. Anyway, what was I saying again? Ah yes, that’s right, we have added yet another new Gender Bender novel to our repertoire. No, we haven’t got any new chapters yet, the first prologue will probably be up by tomorrow. For now however, we have some nice sneak peeks for you, click the links below for some cutesy images:
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I believe many of you are under the assumption now that everyone is locked at home due to the current “situation”, that the publishers are earning crazy bucks and is having the time of their life right? Well, normally, that would be the case, but what we all didn’t know is that the ad rates is easily influenced by the economic situation.
Since Digital ad budgets are the fastest and easiest to pull when the market drops and revenue forecasts for public companies (the ones that advertise the most) change; digital ad campaigns rarely involve any sort of contract, and it’s pretty simple to cut a campaign or add one back in quickly. Businesses who advertise, particularly public companies, want to keep their company in or near the black as much as possible, especially as they have to report their earnings at the end of Q1 (March 31st). If they can easily cut an expenditure, they will.
The long and short of it is that since everyone is now locked at home, there are much lower demands for stuffs like petrol and non-essentials, so the public companies spend less money to advertise their stuff, which in turn drag down the ad rates. Here’s an easy diagram to compare the fall in ad rates compared to last year:
Another factor which I believe is causing the ad rates to fall is that the ads on mobile devices tend to have a higher rates, but now that everyone is locked at the comfort of their home and is more likely to use their PC than their phone, that has in turn deflated the ad rates we are earning. Not to mention that it is far more easier to install Adblocker on a PC than a phone.
If it is not too much to ask, we’d appreciate it if you can add our site to your Adblocker’s whitelist. And I know some of you out there may be eager to help, but I don’t recommend to spam click the ads. Clicking the ads and immediately closing it would instead increases the bounce rate and be treated as an “ad fraud”, it would actually do us more harm than good. We’ll be eternally grateful if you can just whitelist our site and only click on an ad which you are genuinely interested in.
I know this is a hard time for everyone, but we all should do our part to stay at home and prevent the spread of the epidemic as much as possible. Please stay safe and keep yourself healthy, we can get through this together. Bless you.
And here, Re:Library brought to you… yet another new series!! Two new series in one month, wow!! Huh? What? Did I say something about restraining myself and slowing down my pace? You must’ve misheard. When there are so many capable translators out there looking for a job, when there are still so many Gender Bender novels out there that I wanted to read, how can I restrain myself!
This translator is introduced to me by Yuki, he is known as Mab, and honestly, this is probably one of the best translator I’ve seen yet. His work attitude is admirable, he works really fast, and his vocabulary is also pretty good. I can’t ask for better! Please put your hands together and give Mab a warm welcome.
The plan for Hero King is 2 chapters per week, this for now is a teaser chapter. We will only officially start publishing this series at a fixed time in May.
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» Chapter 1 «
Hello everyone, this is Alruna here. I am an avid reader and a lazy writer, I write when I have nothing good to read. So, lez hope that I have nothing good to read for a long time so that I’ll be able to finish this story as soon as possible.
Anyhow, this story ‘Worlds Unknown’ has been in the works for me for years, that I kept dropping and picking up and editing along the way. Throughout all these edits, I could even see the way I have been maturing over the years. So now, finally, once and for all, I am ready to finally show my work to the world. Although most of what I have written is still in need of some editing, you’ll know that at least I have most of the storylines planned out.
So, won’t you guys join me in this adventure with my fictional lead human character, Evelyn as she stumbles headfirst into an unknown world of supernatural where her life-or-death hangs over her head every second of the day? Sounds fun to me ;P I will try to update this as soon as I can possibly make it.
And Re:Library brings to you… a new Gender Bender novel!!! Hero’s Redo ~ A Hero That Once Saved the World Reborn as a Girl ~ is a slice of life action story about a hero who was traumatized by politics and people afraid of him for being too powerful, so the mage in his party decided to turn him into a girl. But he was so traumatized to interact with humans that he just hid inside the mountains until two girls who came to the mountain were caught in danger. After saving them, they decided to bring her to their town to pay her back for helping them. Thus begins the new life of our traumatized hero.
The original plan was to start this project next month when we finish Female Knight & Dark Elf, but the project was pushed forward thanks to one of our sponsors. Therefore, we commissioned a temporary translator (who I’m not going to name) to do the first batch, but even after one whole month, we still get nothing from said translator, and this is the only chapter we end up with. Even so, the quality of the translation is so bad it’s giving me headache just to proofread it. Fortunately or unfortunately, we even have had to make two of our Patrons edit for us, I’m gonna build a shrine to worship Exisero-sama and Yanga-sama.
Click the Link to Start Reading:
» Chapter 1 «
To ensure that the vote is carried out fair and square, please give both novels a try first and see which one you like more. This voting session will have a huge impact on these two series moving forward. The one who comes out on top will receive the favor of the translator and receive a steady update, while the loser will probably be dropped or receives a slow update depending on the translator’s circumstances.
And a great series like this naturally deserves to be respected in all its glories! It started going downhill ever since Saiaku Translations picked this up. Yes, Saiaku, I still remember you and I still hold a grudge over what you did to this great novel! Not only was it a poorly rendered machine translation of this great series, he even opted to use the stupid Shakespearean tone in Mira’s dialog. And the worst offender of all? He rejected my invitation to host Wiseman on Re:Library and went ahead to block out all readers with an ad link for the reason that he wanted to buy a domain of his own, the worst move any translator could ever make! Now just take a look at where did that take him? Even his site is no longer working! Hmph, serves you right!
Oops, wait a minute, this isn’t supposed to be a ranting corner. Anyway, like I said, this series has been ruined by being passed around to so many incompetent translators and to show our greatest respect for this series, we decided to rewrite this series from the ground up (with help from various editors and translators) while compiling a terms sheet for personal use.
New chapters when? Well? We don’t know about that yet, we already found a translator to continue Wiseman from where it left off, but in order to provide y’all with the best translations he can, he’s currently reading through the chapters to get to know what’s going on, while doing translation check at the side. So it might be a while before we see a new chapter.
On that topic though, we figured we might be splitting the chapters into several parts when we start publishing new chapters. While I was looking into the raw, I noticed that each chapter is averaging around 7k ~ 9k characters, that’s a helluva lots of characters to translate into English! So we thought we might as well split them into an average of 3k ~ 4k characters (the average length of most web novels) and publish them like that in order.
With all that said and done, look forward to reading the revamped Wiseman on Re:Library soon-ish!
Tada~! Now that we finally have a new translator for Demon Sword Maiden, it is finally time for me to pick up a new series!
Well, let’s calm down and not click the close button yet, for now, this is a teaser chapter, but once I’m sure the new translator is ready to take on Demon Sword Maiden by himself, I’ll have more free time since that means less work for me. At that time, I will try to tackle this new project seriously. This is a novel Immortal Dreamer said he wanted to pick up at some point in time. Oh, who was Immortal Dreamer you ask? He was the previous translator I hired for Demon Sword Maiden but never got to stick around due to his sudden disappearance, probably due to some unforeseen accident.
Since he went missing and all, I can’t really talk to him about this project, so I thought I might as well pick it up and pass the project to him once he returns from the unknown. For now, enjoy reading this teaser and let me know your thoughts.
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» Chapter 1 «
Heya, it’s been a while since I made any update. Well, at least in regard to novel updates. Everything may look fine on the front end, whereas the chapters kept releasing at a constant pace with no interruption, but there were so many dramas going on behind the scene. Okay, maybe drama is a bit “dramatic”, but a lot of things DID happen over the past few months.
First, since Sigma has been removed from the job, I’ve put Nexus up on Demon Sword Maiden, but it might have been a bit too challenging for him as he’s still not quite up there yet in the language department. And you know how it is, with all those Japanese names and terms, it can get quite confusing. After he worked on three chapters of Demon Sword Maiden, I’ve decided that maybe I should put him up on Dragon Princess instead. And had hired a different translator for Demon Sword Maiden.
That translator was a good friend of mine, a verified Chinese translator, and he was also the one who helped develop this site’s Dark Mode. I trusted him, a lot, so I have paid him in advance to provide 15 chapters of Demon Sword Maiden per month. In the same month, however, since he had to pay the bill urgently, he worked for WuxiaWorld to the bone and submitted his work to them, but they said they were unable to pay him until the set date since their money is being managed by a third party.
Therefore, he was honestly cornered so he reluctantly came to me to “borrow” money. He had never betrayed my trust before so I have agreed to give him the money “in advance” for another batch of chapters. I have now effectively paid him for two months worth of Demon Sword Maiden chapters in advance. Both of which I still haven’t received a single chapter of. Not that I’m thinking that he actually ran off with the money, I trust him, and he does have a history of being ill, so it’s not totally out of the question that something must have happened in real life that kept him from reaching back to us. He has already disappeared for a few months, and I’m honestly quite concerned about him.
If not for that, we would already have increased the weekly chapter release from 2 to 4 by last December! But enough of that sob story! This isn’t the time for that, for we have finally found a new translator capable of tackling this hefty project! Please give your warmest regards to Snoring Dragon, the newest translator of Demon Sword Maiden! With the addition of a new translator, and Nexus now working on Dragon Princess, I am now relieved of a project to call my own, which means… it’s time for a new novel soon!
But not so soon! For I am still slightly concerned about leaving this project completely in the hands of Snoring Dragon, thus I will be monitoring him for the next three months to make sure that he is ready. Anyway, Snoring Dragon’s translations will be available from Chapter 131 onward, which will be released on the 4th of March! Take heed! Take heed! From the month of March onward, the weekly release of Demon Sword Maiden will be increased from 2 to 4!
I believe the last update had everyone shaking in the boots with the announcement of Re:Library’s end of service should everything go haywire. Believe me, I was too. It hit us so suddenly I thought it was the end of the world. Ever since that announcement, we’ve been looking into ways to prevent the bot traffic from hitting our site. From simple methods of installing right-click disable, using CAPTCHA to block contents, installing Cloudflare, to the more expensive methods of implementing professional bot mitigation services.
What I can say is that, the professional services are hella expensive, it’s not what any small translation site owners could afford, they can range anywhere between 600 bucks to 1,200 bucks monthly! It’s no wonder no translator has opted for professional services and continued to give the content thief the opportunity to steal their translations. If we have to pay such a huge amount per month, we might as well not have ads on our site. It won’t make a difference. In fact, we might even be on the negative side if we do employ their services.
Back to the main point, we’ve been hit by lots of non-human traffic, gets removed from the advertisement platform, looked for ways to remove those “harmful” traffic, and now we’ve finally reached a safe threshold and has been re-accepted by our advertisement platform. Although we are currently safe for now, there are still some “issues” with our traffic so we’re not completely out of the danger zone yet for a foreseeable future.
I’m not going to mention what kind of methods we’ve employed to prevent the bots from learning anything, but if you’ve encountered any problem with the site or has been falsely identified as a bot, please send a report to [email protected]. It will be much appreciated if you can include your IP address, User-Agent, Browser type/version, as well as a screenshot of the page.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
It had been a great 2019, but everything must come to an eventual end. If worse has come to worst, expect Re:Library to be terminated by Aug 2021 since that’s how long we purchased this hosting plan for. It is very unfortunate, but we have been reported by our advertising partner that our site has hit a high threshold of non-human traffic, again!
So what does that mean to you? To us? And to our publishers? It means that we won’t be able to get a source of ad revenues anymore from our current ad network until we get this issue resolved, and no source of revenues means we can’t pay our publishers or freelance translators for their hard work, we also won’t be able to continue paying for our hosting plan, and that means termination of Re:Library for when our plan ends.
What is invalid traffic you ask? How do we resolve it? Invalid traffic or non-human traffic is basically what we refer to bot traffic. There are good bots like our neighborhood friendly
Spiderman Google Crawler which crawls our site and index them on the search page. But there are also malicious bots that come to our site to scrape or steal our content, or bots that tried to brute force log-in to steal our user credentials.
In short, our site has too many bots visiting us and that’s hurting our site, not only in terms of our content being stolen but also our ads earning. While we’re not really too concerned about losing some traffic to the aggregator sites, but having been removed from our monetization scheme due to those very aggregator sites is doing more harm than good.
Which is why, we will now be implementing some content scraping/non-human/bots countermeasure. we are not sure what specifically we will need to do, though we will try not to inconvenience the visitors as much as possible. If something goes wrong with the testing, expect the site to be down for a short maintenance.