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[New Series] Sword, Tiara and High Heels

Another new series, Sword, Tiara and High Heels, will be gracing Re:Library soon. As of 1st September 2022, we have finished translating all 126 available chapters of Strongest Swordsman’s Re:START and will be publishing that well until 19th December 2022. Sword, Tiara and High Heels is the series that will be replacing Swordsman’s Re:START at the time.

For the time being, we plan to publish 1 chapter of Sword, Tiara and High Heels per month until we run out of Swordsman’s Re:START to publish. Patrons who are currently subscribed to Swordsman’s Re:START will also get early access to Sword, Tiara and High Heels.

Click here to start reading:
» Prologue «

[New Series] Vampire Princess’ Rose-colored Dream

Re:Library has decided to pick up Vampire Princess’ Rose-colored Dream. Big thanks to our new investor, Amaryllis, for sponsoring this project. And also to our new translator, Tanaka, who will be translating this series. We also want to thank all the editors who worked tirelessly to fix some of the old chapters and build up the terms sheet for our translator to work with.

After taking a look at all the currently available chapters online, we have decided to pick this up starting from Volume 3 Chapter 14 due to readability reason. At Re:Library, we care about quality, we don’t just randomly pick up any abandoned project and dump it on a translator and have them work on it without any sort of quality check. Which is why we normally don’t pick up abandoned projects, because it will take a long time to go through all the previous chapters to make sure all the terms are matching and edit the parts that seem out of place.

As for why we decided to pick up Vampire Princess’ Rose-colored Dream, it is because this series is connected to Ragweed Princess of Livithium Kingdom that we picked up recently. This story takes place approximately 100 years after Vampire Princess and they are some deep connections between the two, so it would be a sin not to finish this series.

Click here to start reading:
» V3 Chapter 14-1 «

Fan Arts, Emotes… and Mascots?

After receiving our first payment from the Re:Library’s General Purpose Patreon, we commissioned a piece of work for Natalia. However, we received generous donations from some members of the Re:Library Discord in the form of fan art as you can see below. In addition to this, Amaryllis has decided to invest in us and talks about changes came up and began. We have decided to start sprucing things up per se and are getting: A new discord icon, Discord Banner, New Emotes, New Website Banner commissioned as future projects in our discussions.

Another of said talks was the chance of us being able to sell merch at some point in the hopefully not far off future. Due to very obvious reasons we won’t be able to sell merch of said character’s in novels, which is very unfortunate. In order to overcome this obstacle, we have decided to create our own original characters and sell merchandise of them along with some with the Re:Library Logo. This will honestly be a huge undertaking and we hope you will continue to support us and help us with these endeavors to see them become a reality at some point in the future, so please do help by donating to the General Purpose Patreon Page, any bit helps. We hope you guys will continue to enjoy the novels we provide you and stick around for the hopefully new changes to come.

Now that the difficult talk is done with, let me share some of the fan arts we’ve got so far:

[1] First is the Natalia headshot from Greetings, Automata Maid that we commissioned from angrycomputer.
[2] Next, we have another Natalia in full body glory donated to us by Amaryllis. This is what we’re currently using as our front cover.
[3] Lastly, donated to us by Perry is a full body artwork of Princess from Reborn as a Transcendent.

Big Changes Coming to Patreon

Hello everyone, I’ve been in discussion with my team and getting some feedback from the current subscribers the past few days and we have decided to merge all the patreon pages (Silva, Musubii, Nomad) for easier management and growth potential. We will be carrying out the plan in 3 different phases for smoother transition between the old and the new. We are currently in phase 1 of the plan.

Phase 1 (current phase):
– We will rename Silva’s Patreon page to Project Gender Bender and change the link to match (https://www.patreon.com/ProjectGB).
– We will unpublish all the current tiers on every Patreon page.
– Create new tiers (see below) on Silva’s Patreon page (now known as Project Gender Bender).
– New subscribers will receive their rewards on Google Drive only.
– Old subscribers will continue to receive their rewards on Patreon until they change to the new tiers.

Phase 2:
– After Plan A is stabilizing, we will start sending DM to those that still haven’t switched from the old tiers and give them Google Drive invites.
– Old subscribers will continue to receive weekly rewards on Patreon while constantly reminded the rewards can now be accessed on Google Drive by dropping links in the weekly posts and reminding them to switch their pledge to the appropriate page/tier.

Phase 3:
– If we managed to convince most people to switch or after we reached the minimum goal on the Project Gender Bender Patreon page, we will immediately cease all activities on the other two Patreon pages and stop posting weekly update for old tiers.


By merging all the Patreon pages, the old tiers will be unpublished and new subscribers are entitled to:

  • $3 – Tier 1 – Early access to 1 novel. (Access to Patreon artwork in discord)
  • $5 – Tier 2 – Early access to 2 novels.
  • $8 – Tier 3 – Early access to 3 novels. (Voting rights on new novel pickup and art commission)
  • $10 – Tier 4 – Early access to 4 novels. (1 entry to win a headshot of your OC or any character you want)
  • $13 – Tier 5 – Early access to 5 novels.
  • $15 – Tier 6 – Early access to 6 novels. (Access to nsfw commissions on Patreon)
  • $18 – Tier 7 – Early access to 7 novels. (2 entries for headshot)
  • $20 – Tier 8 – Early access to 8 novels. (Voting rights on nsfw commissions)
  • $23 – Tier 9 – Early access to 9 novels. (5 entries for headshot commission)
  • $25 – Tier 10 – Early access to 10 novels. (Suggest character for nsfw commissions)
  • $28 – Tier 11 – Early access to 11 novels.
  • ….
  • $50 – Tier VIP – Early access to all novel / previous rewards / 10 entries for headshot / name added into the hall of fame / Heavy influence on nsfw commissions (will be able to suggest 2 characters for the poll and suggest some poses)
  • $100 – Tier VVIP – Early Access to all novels / A headshot of a character or OC of your choosing / Name into the hall of fame / Heartfelt thanks from Re-Library and all their staff. This tier is only for those who want to help Re-Library the most.

FAQs:

Q: I like the weekly update, losing the weekly updates will mean that I end up forgetting what I read last month.
A: As it seems like this is the biggest gripe everyone is concerned about, I’ll first start by explaining the process. Once we implement this plan, everyone will get access to the Google Drive folder(s) of their choice, within the folder contains a terms sheet, unedited chapters, and two folders for published chapters and edited chapters respectively. Each week I will proofread a certain number of chapters and move them to the edited folder before publishing them on Patreon. What will happen from now on is that, whenever the translator uploaded the unedited chapters, I will post a monthly notice that new chapters are available, but since people seems to prefer the weekly update, I will also be posting a notification on Patreon each week whenever I moved the proofread chapters into the edited folder.

Q: The current system is much better in my opinion. It lets people pick and choose which stories they want and can mix and match as they please.
A: That is not exactly true, if you have keen eyes, you should have noticed, take this page for example, in Tier 1 you can only get Demon Sword Maiden and Dragon Princess, but not Demon Sword Maiden and Transcendent or Dragon Princess and Transcendent, why is that? It’s because of how limited the Patreon tiering system is. That is why we can’t have more than 4 novels in a single Patreon page, and why we have 3 different patreon pages to begin with.

Q: Honestly, this seems like a hot mess and doesn’t make any sense to me. The notion that I’d have to actively contact you to specify which rewards every month only to receive a link to go get it elsewhere seems like way too much trouble.
A: You do not have to message me every month to get your rewards, this is a one-time thing, once you get a link to your reward, you’ll be able to keep assessing the folder for the following months until you cancelled the pledge or want to change your rewards.

Q: Don’t much care for Headshot perk, I’d much prefer an extra novel, if I want a headshot of my OC I’ll do it myself.
A: Please think of the headshot perk as a side benefit, it’s not as if you paying extra for this, you basically get this for free on top of the original rewards you’d be getting. Access to each novel cost $2.50 but it’s not as if we can charge 50 cents on Patreon, that’s why we rounded them up and added extra benefits in every odd tier. If you don’t want it, that’s on you, but you’ll still be getting the same number of novels unlocked based on the respect tier.


Pros:
– You get a freedom of choice of novel of your choosing.
– We will be able to get a more accurate data of how many users are subscribed to each novel.
– We’ll get charged 3% less fees by Patreon because Silva’s Patreon page charges 5% fees while Musubii and Nomad charges 8%.
– You are free to read at your own pace (read the edited chapters weekly or you can read all the unedited chapters in one go).
– You can download the chapter via Google Drive to read offline.

Cons:
– You’ll need to reach out to the creator to get access to your reward as it’ll be handed out manually.
– You can only access your reward on Google Drive.
– We’ll need to keep track of all the patreon’s rewards manually.

[Poll] Ideas for Fan Art #1

Today we just received our first payment from Re:Library’s General Purpose Patreon page. We’ve received $35 in total so we can’t really commission a half to full body art with extra details but we should have enough for a simple headshot or emote.

I have two ideas for the first commission:
1) Commission a headshot with simple background from angrycomputer for $20.
2) Commission a Discord emote from Xeph for $35.

The question now is, after we’ve decided on who to commission from, what character to draw? I’m thinking of a headshot for Natalia from Automata Maid so we can maybe use that as a cover pics, what do you think?

Please cast your vote below and leave a comment what you’d like us to commission:

Objectives of the General Purpose Patreon

While I’ve made cursory mention of the General Purpose Patreon before, I’ve never went in-depth as to why this page was created. That is why I will be clarifying a few things about the General Purpose Patreon in this post.

First of all, this page was created at the request of a friend who keeps nagging to me about this at every other opportunity and there were also a few readers who expressed that they do not care about the reward and just wanted to support the site, and that is how this page came to be. I am not expecting to get much out of this Patreon page but it will be a nice little bonus if we do get anything at all.

Next, while we said you won’t be getting any benefits from subscribing to this page, the money we earned will be used for the few purposes listed below, from highest priority to the lowest:

  • Future Upgrades:
    • We have many things planned for the future, starting from the creation, promotion and merchandising of Re:Library mascot characters, to website and discord revamp such as new banner, logo, emotes, etc.
  • Supporting Authors:
    • We will use what little extra money we earned from this page to purchase e-Books from official sources such as Bookwalker or SFACG to support the authors.
  • Fan Art Commissions:
    • When we saved enough money to make a commission, we will find an artist to draw a fan art of the most popular characters from any of the series Re:Library is translating.
  • Translation fees:
    • It’s not easy to keep all the translators paid when you have to deal with more than ten people at once. We have a Patreon page dedicated to gather funding to pay the translators but sometimes it’s still not enough as the earnings constantly fluctuate. In extreme cases, we’ve had to drop a few series because we simply do not have enough funding to justify keeping them ongoing, so any extra money we can earn is a godsend.
  • Site Upkeep:
    • While we have Fana to thank for hosting Re:Library for us and keeping our upkeep fees to the minimum, we do still have to pay for a few things such as the domain license, Cloudflare Pro and other miscellaneous fees.

I hope I am able to shed some light into the objectives of the General Purpose Patreon and if you are financially able and is feeling generous, you can find the links to our Patreon pages down below in the “Support Us” section.

Regarding Toxic Comments on the Site

It has recently come to our attention that some readers on Re:Library have been displaying quite a toxic behavior towards the translator here for their sporadic schedules and we want to remind you that such behavior is highly prohibited.

Firstly, let us stress that it was not the translator who deleted the user’s comment, it was deleted by the admin, so stop harassing the translator. Secondly, there are two different types of project on Re:Library; sponsored and freelance. Sponsored projects have fixed schedules and we understand if people are wondering what’s happening and asking why we didn’t publish it on time, but freelance project is something the translator did out of their own free time, they do not get any money from this and we will not tolerate people harassing the translator for faster updates. Translating is not an easy job and it can often be stressful at times, you condemning them does not help the cause, AT ALL. In fact, the only likely scenario is that it will demotivate the translator and make them stop translating once and for all.

IF you absolutely want to read, why not take up the time to study the language yourself and binge the raw all at once instead of waiting for that one per week chapter or two?

[New Series] Ragweed Princess

Before we start, I just want to stress that I have a feeling the author knows we’re translating the Hero King webnovel, whenever we’re about to catch up and decide to pick up a new project, the author suddenly released dozens of new chapters. And this happened twice in a row. Hero King was supposed to end with 269 chapters but now it has 309 chapters. That’s more than enough chapters to keep us going strong for another few months!

However, I have decided to push Hero King to the side in favor of picking up a new novel we’ve been eyeing on for some time. The reason being we will eventually catch up again at this rate, so we will be translating Hero King at a slower pace as we put our main focus on the new novel, The Ragweed Princess of the Livitium Imperial Kingdom.

For now, the plan is to release 1 chapter of Ragweed Princess per month until we run out of Hero King chapters to publish. If you’re currently subscribed to Hero King on Patreon, you will continue to receive update for that in addition to the Ragweed Princess. That’s the price of one for two, it’s a steal! If you haven’t subscribed to Patreon already, you can find our Patreon page in the support us section below.

Click here to start reading:
» Chapter 1-1 «

[New Series] Greetings, Automata Maid

Today, we are happy to announce that a new project will soon be published on Re:Library. Greetings, Automata Maid is written by Shizuku on the popular Japanese web novel platform, Syosetu, and will be translated by Nomad. The summary goes like this:

The main protagonist is an automaton maid, the greatest masterpiece yet of the greatest witch, and she decided to hide her memories out of fear of being hard reset and has decided to be an obedient automata. She is then taught by the witch magic and general chores, registered as an adventurer to learn more about society and make her a better creation. After a while, the witch’s daughter comes home and gradually fell in love with her. She sees the daughter as a child (which she is) and see her admiration as a normal admiration of a child towards an elderly figure. So, she actually actively sees the daughters attempts to get close to her as the actions of a single child suddenly having an older model.

A few words from the site owner:
https://re-library.com/2022/04/25/general-purpose-patreon-now-available/

Click here to start reading:
» Chapter 1 «

Status Update & General Purpose Patreon now Available

We realized Re:Library’s growth has stagnated for a while now and not much new projects have been published recently. Since Re:Library has grown bigger, we also started playing it safe and try to keep our monthly profits in the green, but that has clearly not worked out too well seeing as we haven’t seen much growth since. As such, we’ve decided to take a small risk and cover some of the funding for the new project from our coffer. The latest project on Re:Library is 80% funded by a number of generous patrons and 20% by Re:Library.

Some of our publisher(s) even opted to not receive their share of ad revenues and keep it in tab to help pay for our ever-hardworking translators. And of course, we must also give thanks to Fana, who continues to host Re:Library on her server for free, which has really cut down a lot of expenses for hosting a site on a dedicated server.

We obviously won’t be able to keep funding for new projects from our coffer for an extended period of time so if you are financially-able, please consider subscribing to one of our Patreon pages here: https://re-library.com/project-gender-bender/

There have also been voices asking for a general purpose Patreon for a while now so we have started this page: https://www.patreon.com/relibrary

You will not get early access chapters by subscribing to the general purpose Patreon page, the main intention of this page is to accumulate extra funds to commission fan arts or new emotes for our Discord server (https://discord.gg/re-library), to cover the payment of the translators, or any site upkeep such as renewal of domain and Cloudflare.

[Announcement] Unscheduled Maintenance

This news is brought to you by our web hosting provider, Fana. It has almost been two years since Fana had offered to host our website on her dedicated server for free. What an amazing two years it was! But of course, this isn’t bad news by any means, Fana will continue to host Re:Library for us, but since she has recently applied for a new job, that means the server has to go.

Fana plans to take some time tomorrow to migrate our site to a new server that she owns, we don’t yet have a fixed time on when this will be happening but please expect the site to be down for at least 30 minutes some time soon for maintenance.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding.

New Year Update & Future Plan

Re:Library wishes you all a Happy New Year. Another year has come and gone, we wanted to thank everyone who has been reading on this site and has been supporting us for all these years, especially the Patrons. Without their support, we will not be able to come this far and continue providing everyone with free webnovel translations to read.

To start off the New Year, we will look back on 2021 and reflect on what we could have done better. Beginning on March 2021, ever since Not Sure, Another World Reincarnation has finished publishing, we noticed a sharp decline of patrons, which is only natural seeing as that was our most popular series. We tried to fill in the gap with a new series, The Guild’s Cheat Receptionist, but that didn’t work out too well as the translator had to drop due to personal reasons after working with us for two months. As the consequence, we had to continue hunting for a new translator while our monthly revenue continue to fall, which ultimately led us to drop a few of our least performing novels such as Blue Sky and Loli Elf.

In the meantime, two of our Chinese translators have also gone missing in action since around mid-2021. One of whom has just recently reached out to me and informed me that he caught COVID and had been hospitalized for months. While the other one is still missing, he’s probably too busy with a new job and family obligations. As a temporary solution, I’ve enlisted the help of a friend to translate Reborn as a Transcendent while I work on Demon Sword Maiden along with a co-translator.

Year 2021 had been a pretty shaky year for Re:Library with the lack of translators and constantly decrementing revenue steam. We have finally managed to recruit two new Chinese translators and one new Japanese translator around late September/October, and things are finally starting to settle down. There is a bit of a catch, however, with our revenue continuing to drop from March 2021 until November 2021, our profit has dropped into the red for the past two months and I had to pay the translators from our past savings.

I have shared our earnings, expenditures, and profits earned in 2021 with the patrons, if you wish to learn how we’ve spent the money donated to us, you will unfortunately have to subscribe to one of our Patreon pages due to the confidentiality of this information.

Future Plan

I am hoping that this all will change in 2022. Now, moving on to our plans for the New Year, a few translators have expressed their interest to increase their workload, which means more chapters for a selected few novels. The only problem is that, right now, we do not have enough resources to pay the translator, which is why I will soon be setting new goals in our Patreon pages.

As of now, Reborn as a Transcendent only releases 2 chapters per week, I will increase that to 3 chapters per week should we meet our goal in Silva’s Patreon.

The next novel in line is Hero’s Redo, currently at 2 chapters per week. Similarly, I will increase this to 3 chapters per week upon reaching the goal in Nomad’s Patreon.

Lastly, our new translator for the new series Strongest Swordsman’s Re:START has expressed strong interest in the novel and wishes to translate more, please help us pay the eager translator by subscribing to Musubii’s Patreon. We have two goals for this one, by reaching the first goal, we can increase weekly release from 2 to 3 chapters, and if we reach the second goal, we can make that into 4 chapters per week!

Of course, the aforementioned only outline our immediate plans. As for our long-term plan, we naturally wanted to pick up more Gender Bender novels to publish, but I will put that on the back burner for now until we accomplish our immediate goals.

[New Series] Strongest Swordman’s Re:START

It’s been a while since we’ve had any good news but today we’re happy to announce that we’ve finally found some new translators to join the Re:Library family and proudly present to you one of the newest projects which we’ll be publishing in the near future. Please give our new Japanese translator, Jiro, a warm welcome. He has done a superb job on this novel and I look forward to more of his translation!

As of yet, we haven’t decided on the schedule for this project, but once we do, you’ll be the first one to know it! Without further ado, please enjoy the first chapter for now!

Click here to start reading:
» Chapter 1 «

[Closed] Re:Library is Recruiting

As I have outlined in the previous update, Re:Library will be dropping a few series due to various reasons, such as poor performances of the novel or the translators not being able to keep up with his work. As such, we will have a few vacancies open for Chinese/Japanese translators.

We are looking into the possibility of hiring a Japanese translator to pick up The Guild’s Cheat Receptionist or some other Gender Bender web novel, and Chinese translators for the Loli Elf and quite possibly even the Transcendent in the near future.

If you have the necessary skills and is interested to earn some side income, please sign up using the form in this LINK.

Blue Sky Survey Form

As per the previous announcement, we will be dropping Blue Sky in favor of a new series due to the poor performance of the novel. Please understand that we don’t make this decision lightly, but since we are urged to make a poll by our loyal supporters, I’ll take this chance to reaccess why Blue Sky is underperforming and try to get some public opinion.