Hi everyone. I’m Alex, and I’m writing this post with news that will most likely be sour for most of you, but here at Tentai Books we’re compromised to tell all news, whether good or bad.
Basically, we’re going to delay Ice Queen for it to be an early June release. The reason behind this lies within me. As I’m the translator for this series, I am the one driving the progress of the volume, and recently I have been putting it aside in favor of closing distribution deals both here in Europe and in North America (still talking with a big US distributor to have our books over there easily available, more news about that soon), as well as organizing the production and distribution of the latest batch of physical copies. Basically, I’ve overextended myself, and it ended up hurting the overall release schedule. I don’t want to sound like I’m making excuses anyways, as I’m responsible for the translation, and I wholeheartedly apologize for this. I will strive to do better.
As it would be distasteful to just delay and not give something in return, we have decided to make the release of Ice Queen in both digital and physical versions more special for everyone, as well as shortening the release date between physical and digital. We’re also organizing a special AMA event with Ice Queen’s author, Takamine Kakeru, on Reddit one week before release. We’ll give more news about that soon.
As for making the release more special for everyone, I’ve decided to:
- Add the special extra story for Ice Queen digitally.
- Physical versions will have a special bookmark, as well as a polaroid-styled image of Fuyuka. These will not incur on the physical book’s pricing.
I will share our current designs for them:
That’s pretty much everything. I apologize for this, and once more, I will strive to do better in the future. We will announce the future release date soon.