Hi there everyone. I’m Alex, and even though I’m the one opening this blog post, I’m not going to be the one writing the main body of it. The short version from my end is that we have a new project manager, new members, and we’re committed to having faster releases moving forward. Although I mainly act as an administration person now, I still work in translation (Side Character) so expect to see my work in the future as well, though not as much!
Hello, I’m Adam Mousir (Agent_adam99); you may recognize me as one of the QA team members here at Tentai Books. I’ve recently taken up the responsibility of Project Manager and am looking forward to assisting in this expanded role.
I’d like to start by thanking everyone who has been supporting us throughout the last year. It’s been incredible seeing the enthusiasm, support, and feedback we’ve received in this short time. Also, I’d like to say thank you to the rest of the team at Tentai Books for their amazing work and the support I’ve received in settling into this new position.
As was mentioned in the previous blog post, the feedback we’ve received has consistently praised the quality while also pointing out the slowness of releases. Over the past couple of months a lot of back-end work has been done to reduce these delays while also further increasing the quality. It’s a slow process but recently some big steps have been taken toward this goal: one of the biggest being the addition of several translators and a new editor who have joined the team. You may have noticed some of these new members hanging out in our public Discord server over the past weeks. Please take the time to welcome them.
Now for some updates!
How to Melt the Ice Queen’s Heart
Ice Queen recently received an additional translator so Alex can focus on his other tasks while allowing work to continue on this. Our current plans are putting the release date sometime in mid July but we are trying to see if we can get it out earlier then that.
Welcome to the Outcast’s Restaurant
Volume two is almost here! Translation, editing, and copy editing are complete and we are in the process of image editing and typesetting. This has one of our new translators and our new editor, so look forward to their excellent work next month!
Turning the Tables on the Seatmate Killer
Translation is almost done and editing is starting very soon. Once again this project has a new translator and our new editor working on it.
New designs for physicals
The new designs for our physical releases have arrived. They feature a tri‑fold design that allows multi‑page images to bee seen in their full glory.
We have also started working on our currently unannounced licenses and are going to be telling you what they are next month. All of these projects have staff assigned and work is starting on them. All three of these will have their hints dropped before the end of this month.
Many of you have pointed out that our release calendar is out of date at this time. We are aware of this and are going to do an update around the end of July.
Lastly, talks with Ingram have wrapped up and availability in Amazon.com, Book Depository, and US retailers should start in September! We know many of you have been waiting for this and we’re happy to announce that it is happening. Other retailers in Canada, and Australia should become available in the months following.
Thanks once again for your support!
Until next time, Adam