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Changes to new eBookJapan registrations

Note: As of Feb 28, 2019 onwards, the original eBookJapan site no longer accepts new registrations and existing users can migrate their account and books to the new website.

I will go into detail about the merging of eBookJapan with Yahoo! Japan’s Bookstore (their ebook retail arm) soon. Read about it here.

This post is originally published on September 21, 2017 with major revisions made on June 13, 2019. Some revisions are still ongoing.

Contents

Page 1 This page is for existing users. Read more after the cut.
Page 2 for creating a new account.
Page 3 is how to login on Android.
Page 4 is the out-of-date guide for the now defunct eBookJapan Initiative website.

Note: This post is heavy on graphics/screenshots.

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The old eBookJapan is coming to a close

eBookJapan finally sent out that email.

June 27, 2019 is when the old site shuts down. There are still methods to continue reading what you already have.

Reminder! If there are still e-books you want to buy and it’s already released, BUY IT NOW. Continue reading “The old eBookJapan is coming to a close”

Reading Romance at the Internet Archive and OpenLibrary

Being a romance reader outside the States, I don’t have a library that I can turn to so it means if I want to read it, I gotta buy it. (I hope no one takes this the wrong way ;w;) It took me a long time to get going because one, physical copies take up space. I don’t have a lot of it left. And the other reason, region restrictions.

(Note: Internet Archive and OpenLibrary’s Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) are said to be potentially infringing on the copyrights of authors as well as intellectual property rights, according to the Romance Writers of America as well as other organisations.)

Imagine my surprise when I found romance novels (or simply, copyrighted books!) available for digital loans at the Internet Archive!

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Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.4 cover revealed + signing event with Kawaii Hito

Cover for Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.4 is released and will be available in physical compiled volumes on December 5, 2017! The ebook release will soon follow.

To commemorate the occasion, there will be a signing at Sanseido Bookstore, Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture on December 16, 2017. Further information about the event can be found here (in Japanese).

And thank you for the high volume of hits yesterday! You guys made it the day with the highest views on my blog! ✨✨🎉

Where to buy

Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.4
CDJapan / Amazon Japan / ebookjapan

Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.1-3 at Amazon Japan (limited stock available)

Tendou-ke Monogatari vol.3 by Saitou Ken (天堂家物語 3巻 – 斎藤けん) + AneLaLa one-shot

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Finally got around buying the 3rd volume of Tendou-ke and I’m so glad that it came with the obi (the wrap around the book jacket). I like how the black and muted gold colour goes together. The lines used on them are also dialogues from respective volumes.

Spoilers below!

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Tendou-ke Monogatari volume 2 by Saitou Ken (天堂家物語 2巻 – 斎藤けん)

I finished the second volume about a year ago but because there was a major renovation going on, the book got stuck in the boxes. Finally dug it out and boy, it’s a ride that I plan on staying! 😘

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Spoilers ahead ^_^

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Takane to Hana – thoughts

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I noticed Takane to Hana (Takane and Hana, in English) when it began serialising but never got around reading it until… the first volume was free to read. It was absolutely amusing but I didn’t realise how GOOD it was until I took the jump to buy the ebooks with my twin and at the urging of a friend, Eden-san ww

My twin and I sniggered through each panel and scene. Nonomura Hana (16), is a high-schooler who had to replace her elder sister, Yukari (23) in a marriage interview with the heir of Takaba Group, Saibara Takane (26). He starts off the meeting by saying he dislikes women who dress up too much to impress men. Hana usually won’t take this lying down but since she’s in Yukari’s place, she has to hold it in.

Until she snapped, of course.

Hana pulled her wig away, throwing it in Takane’s direction and said, ‘Please don’t worry. I don’t have the slightest interest in the very fiber of your being” and left. Takane, crushed from what she said actually told Hana (through her father) that he’ll be picking her up the next day.

He showed up at her home with a huge bouquet of flowers and taunting Hana with lavish gifts. Takane thought it’ll make her fall to his feet and fawn all over him but sadly for him, that won’t be happening.

She isn’t at all impressed with his wealth (which Takane continues to flaunt until later volumes – this will later be an important and interesting plot point) and Hana can see him for who he is, not what he projects to everyone else. LMAO Anyways, it was Hana who kissed him first. LOL

We later see Hana and Takane’s friends who wonder at their budding relationship of ‘marriage candidates’. They are also an amusing lot and constantly ask Hana how both of them are doing (∀`*ゞ)エヘヘ

I very much recommend this series for the humour and bantering between the characters. If only a Western publisher can pick up the series for an English release :3

Both of us are following the series digitally on eBookJapan with the 8th volume released recently on July 20. The digital release will follow in about three months.

Support the author by buying actual releases in your country or in Japanese!

August 13, 2017: Viz Media has announced an English release for Takane to Hana (as well as another series by Tanaka Meca I’m reading, Kimi no Koto nado Zettai ni)!! Read about it here.

✨Where to buy✨
eBookJapan
Hakusensha e-net! (listing)
Hakusensha e-net! feature
Takane to Hana special website
Takane & Hana (French release!)
Official merchandise (requires proxy services)