I'm just wondering about something, since I started reading LNs a lot only after reading my first LN, which is Mahouka, so I don't have much experience with such stuff.
I read some time ago, that many LNs are dropped by the company that licenses them.
There are just some things I really don't understand... The first volume of Mahouka will be released in October by YenPress, by then there will be 17 Japanese volumes. I'm pretty sure the people in charge aren't stupid and they know that many of the potential buyers already read the LN's fan translation and many of them won't buy them a second time.
I personally will definitely buy every book, but I'm sure many people won't, so YenPress will make the biggest profit for the first time once they release volume 15.
Now my questions: Is it possible/ did it happen before, that YenPress or some other company that licensed a LN released a bunch of LN's at the same time or release let's say one volume per month so they quickly catch up to the Japanese novels or will it definitely happen that it takes ATLEAST 5 years and good profit by the novels 1-14? If they really release novel after novel starting from novel 1 and release one every 3/4 months and they decide profits aren't enough and they drop it, is it possible for fans to pick the novel up again for fan translations?
This is so frustrating...