Japanese to English
The ebook publisher impress QuickBooks®(※1) and
crowd sourced translation service Conyac
will be partnering to hold a translation contest!
The subject of the translation contest will be the three winning entries of last year’s "Light novella contest(※2)".
The translation contest will be held three times
by using these novellas.
By all means please take part in all three contests!
The first contest’s subject will be the AKIBA PC Hotline award winning novella(※3),
"Akiba Meikyu～chiisana senpai to shoryoko～"
For this first contest two translators will be selected from the applicants,
one who has an in-depth understanding of Japanese culture
and one with native level English writing skills.
The reward for each selected translator will be ＄400 USD!
Don’t miss your chance as a translator to have
you name included in a ebook that will be sold worldwide,
by all means apply now!
"Akiba Meikyu ~chiisana senpai to shoryoko~"
More details on the translation contest
|Reward||The two selected translator winners will receive $400 USD each.|
|Application Deadline||July 16th (Wed.)2014, 24:00 Japan time|
|Languages||Japanese to English|
|Qualification for Participation||
Open to all ages and nationalities
However, please keep in mind that ultimately only the translators who submit a completed translation of ”Akiba Meikyu ~chiisana senpai to shoryoko~” by August 5th (Tuesday) 2014 will be eligible.
|Results Announcement||July 22nd (Tues.) 2014
※Submissions and Screening period：July 16th (Wed.) to July 21st (Mon.)
|Application method||Please apply by visiting the contest page and translating the excerpt.|
The two selected translators will need to be able to communicate at all times in order to progress with the translation.
After being selected, you must submit the completed translation by August 5th 2014(Tues.).
Please note that the translators will not receive any royalties of the book after publishing.
Subject of first contest, ebook
"Akiba Meikyu ~chiisana senpai to shoryoko~"（impress QuickBooks）
|The Japanese E-book can be found here||
Contest application procedure
Winner privileges for this contest
|Reward||The two winning translators will receive $400 USD.|
|Privilege 1||Have your name registered as the official Japanese to English translator for “Akiba Meikyu”!|
|Privilege 2||Your name will be registered as the official contest winner on “CONYAC TIMES”!|
※1 About "impress QuickBooks®"
QuickBooks® is a printing and website media business eBook label run by the impress group. The concept of “Easy to read eBooks for smartphones” is not about converting eBooks from paper, but rather making the eBooks first. From our beginnings in February of 2011, we have published nearly 250 titles on Amazon’s Kindle Store and Rakuten’s kobo among other eBook retailers, with many of our published titles topping the sales rankings’ charts.
Blog：Biba☆Ebooks! Diary confessions of a publishing company’s challenges.
※2 About the Light novella contest
Presented by impress QuickBooks though the largest national Japanese blog service, LINE’s "livedoor Blog". Held between November 2013 and January 2014. The work was presented on the blog publicly, with the new special recommended length of under 30,000 characters. Even the works that didn’t make it past the screening process could be turned into Ebooks by using livedoor blog’s “EPUB export function”.
※3 About "AKIBA PC Hotline!"
The Impress Watch corporation runs a information site about Akihabara and has been in business for 14 years. We provide up to date information on PC parts and mobile gadgets, and are the only site with info on great Akihabara bargains. We also are currently running a serial manga “Akiba de Gohan”/“Eating out in Akiba”
AKIBA PC Hotline!