E-book website BookWalker Global is expanding their selection of light novels in English with their first title offered as a BookWalker-first and 6-month exclusive: The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress (Tatakau Panya to Kikaiji kake no Kanbanmusume) by SOW and illustrated by ZAZA. The first volume of this series will debut on BookWalker in June 2017.
This popular action/fantasy light novel debuted in 2015 and has captivated readers with its unique setting, plot twists, and loveable characters.
The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress is about an ex-soldier who moves to a rural town to open a bakery. While he has no problem baking delicious bread, this battle-scarred veteran discovers that his intimidating demeanor is scaring off potential customers. What good is having a bakery if you can’t sell a single loaf of bread? Just when he’s ready to give up, a red-eyed, white-haired girl walks into his shop to ask for a job. Could she save his bakery? Just who is this beautiful girl? Is she even human?!
Originally published by HobbyJAPAN, The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress was recognized as one of the top rising light novels in Japan. It ranked #6 on the New Works list in the 2016 edition of Kono Light Novel Ga Sugoi (This Light Novel is Amazing), an annual guidebook that spotlights the most popular light novels in Japan, as selected by readers through an online poll. Past winners recognized by this poll include A Certain Magical Index and Book Girl (both also available from BookWalker).
The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress (the English title may possibly change) is just the first of many light novels that will be offered as a BookWalker-first title. They will debut in English on BookWalker Global, and will only be available on BookWalker for the first 6 months after release.
Although the translation costs for these light novels will be funded by BookWalker, the English language translation rights will belong to the original publisher. BookWalker says they hope that this initiative will allow a wider variety of titles to get released in English outside of Japan. Through this, there is the chance that more and more Japanese works will reach a global audience!
To celebrate the debut of The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress, BookWalker will be giving away special promo gifts, including the light novel, at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on 1-4 July 2017. Look for more exciting announcements on this and other special events planned at the BookWalker booth at AX 2017!
Visit the BookWalker Global website to see their latest additions, and see the schedule of upcoming releases:
Special Book☆Walker Giveaways!
To celebrate the release of the second volume of the Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World light novel from Yen Press, BookWalker is offering a special promotional giveaway featuring the fantasy-comedy anime and light novel series.
One lucky winner will get an autographed Konosuba Season 2 anime poster signed by the cast, including Rie Takahashi (Megumin), Jun Fukushima (Kazuma), Sora Amamiya (Aqua) and Ai Kayano (Darkness). Another three winners will receive one pair of shima pantsu (a.k.a. striped panty) that may or may not be from Kazuma’s collection ;-). They will be autographed by Natsume Atsuki, the author of Konosuba.
Purchasing Konosuba light novel Vol. 2 between now and 30 April 2017 will get you an entry into this contest. For more details and rules, visit: https://global.bookwalker.jp/info-konosuba2/
Read a free preview of Konosuba Vol. 2: https://global.bookwalker.jp/de3e930622-ed27-47b8-8970-3c79a49dddc7/
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