This is a little reminder on how the website function.
First, for some that still didn't understood it (there are always some of you) : No we do not translate. Please check the credits to see who translated. We only provide a downloadable version for your phones or kindle.
For the main point, I just been flagged by Baka-Tsuki for commercial activity.
I decided a few days ago to add epub and pdf links to the Baka-Tsuki project page that missed them. I didn't remove those already existing or anything, just completed. I did that to help, and I made a point that if they decided to remove, it will be their choice.
Well, they removed them, it's ok. Apart for the reason used on which I'm not happy : "due to commercial activity in ebooks download links". So I want to clarify things
Yes, there are ads on the downloads, but they are here to finance the server. This cost money, and while I'm willing and happy to give some of my time to this hobby, I'm pretty reluctant to ALSO have to pay for it.
The server actually costs 62,23 € by year. It's already something.
There is now two kinds of ads on the website : the ads on download, and the amazon ads.
By projection, the download ads will give me 120€ by the end of the year. So yeah, double of what I need, but it's still only 60€ for the huge amount of hours I invested those last 16 months on the website.
I also run amazon ads which for now gave me 0€ and at the pace it goes, I will get nothing by the end of the year. but I think it's also a way to promote Yen-Press and the licensed works.
Now, apart those 60€, I always refused the donations, I do not run a premium service to remove ads or anything. I know just by accepting the donations, I would multiply what I'm currently earning.
The reason is : I'm not doing this to earn money, but to offer a service like do all the translators. They allow you to access those stories, so I am by offering you an alternative way to read them.
Thank you, and enjoy.