Big change for ISSTH

After a lot of consideration, I’ve decided to make a big change to ISSTH.

This recent special 5-chapter release will be the final sponsored chapters for ISSTH. Starting immediately, there will be no more sponsored chapters. That doesn’t mean the number of chapters will be reduced. It just means that ALL chapters will be free. It’s a big, and somewhat scary, decision. I won’t go into all the nitty gritty details of why I’m doing this. Chalk it up to the flexibility it will give me in releasing chapters, the development of the Chinese webnovel translation industry as a whole, as well as some exciting changes that are around the corner for wuxiaworld.

I would like to also take this opportunity to offer my profound and heartfelt thanks to everyone who sponsored chapters for the first half of ISSTH. Not only did you keep me motivated, you helped with everything from the bills incurred when Baby Deathblade was born to the food that gets put on the dinner table at night. Thank you very, very much!

For those of you who would like to continue to directly support me and the translation, which would be greatly appreciated, you can do so through Patreon. It’s a website that allows you to become my patron (I feel kind of like Kvothe from Kingkiller Chronicles when I say that), by setting up a recurring donation of whatever amount you wish. To make things fun, the patrons are organized into the “Heaven Sealing Sect,” which will be listed in a sidebar on ISSTH pages of wuxiaworld. That sidebar will be updated on a monthly basis, and is already live (just look to your right).

Coupled with this change is some further news. Many of you probably remember that I started the process of quitting my old job to focus completely on translating. That process is finally wrapping up, which means translating will now be my sole full-time job. I’ll maintain a good relationship with my old company (in China, relationships are everything), and will occasionally do consulting work with them. However, going forward, my job is translating ISSTH (and whatever else I pick up as ISSTH wraps up and ends).

Another quick note. Up to this point in ISSTH, I have spend quite a bit of thought and energy on the weekday chapter release posts. Going forward, I will still post interesting things, but probably not as often. I would prefer to devote that time and energy to translating. When inspiration hits, I will post something. If not, then the release posts will be more simplistic. For things like pictures and random thoughts, I will rely on twitter more.

That’s all that I can think of for now. Thank you to all readers of ISSTH, I hope you continue to enjoy the story as we proceed through the final half!

89 thoughts on “Big change for ISSTH” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Thank you Patriarch Deathblade, Madame Deathblade, Baby Deathblade and all the nice editors, TLCers and generous donors, not to forget Wuxiaworld and it’s founder.

    Hah! Kvothe? Booooooooo!
    Meng Hao YEAHHHHHHH!

    Just pledged to be an Outer Sect disciple of the Heaven Sealing Sect! Hopefully I can pass the sect exams and promote to the inner sect soon!

      1. Especially considering he wrote the entire trilogy as one giant book before ever even getting the first book published. He wants it to be beyond perfect. I’m sure we’d all be satisfied with what he’s got, lol.

        1. I’m fine as long as we get an announcement and release date by the end of 2017 and it comes out by this time 2018.

          I also always think of the Kingkiller Chronicles whenever I think of patreon.

  2. The feeling of being an Outer Sect disciple.. wonderful. I can’t do much, but I wanted to express my gratitude for translating this awesome novel. 😀

  3. So the next step in your big change has come. Good luck on your enterprise.

    Perhaps in the future you might get asked to re-add some paypal way to donate, because some of us cant use patreon.

  4. Thank you very much, I tried writing more but I’m bad with feelings and its sorta hard to convey what I’m feeling right now, just, thank you so much.

  5. Wow Deathblade this is simply incredible. I just want you to know that so so many random smelly strangers would hug you in real life in they could. XD

    1. Who would dare disrespect the mighty DB by not at least showering before meeting him ! lol. But seriously DB you are the best and I trust that you know what you are doing (from a financial aspect) with this new change up.

  6. thank you DB.
    i’m sorry i cant donate beacuse i dont have any credit card and i’m also still a student.
    so all i could say is thank you so much… i love you DB….

  7. Thank you Deathblade for announcement, can’t wait for the second one to understand the whole thing.
    Also thank you for the big release

  8. Now that we donated, you have to pay us back. However, you realised that that would help us progress in our Dao of Karma since a dollar can be considered a form of Karma. Trully sneaky fellow novelist Deathblade. Trully sneaky…

  9. Hmm… Guess WW is going subscription soon? Only way I can figure that we can have folks make a decent living for the hard work they do. It would be egalitarian to help support some of the less popular works. Either way, thanks for all of your hard and incredibly dedicated work!

  10. Wow… Free chapters and the amount of releases per week aren’t even go to change. You’re really too awesome, DB. Just to support you & your translation work, I’ll definitely be looking into Patreon & joining the Heaven Sealing Sect!
    Thanks so much!

  11. AAAGH! DB is just a godly translator in my eyes. AND he has also read The Kingkiller Chronicles!
    I kowtow to mighty Deathblade clan + assistants and pray for their eternal good fortune. (ง ͠° ͟ل͜ ͡°)ง

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