Just saw the 7th volume on your release schedule! Squeeee, I'm so happy!
The cover art is so stunning... I'm a fan of Nagato Saichi's art and, after watching the OVAs and falling in love with the story, I'm ecstatic over the new novel illustrations.
Would you possibly consider reissuing books 1-6 with the improved artwork? I'm aware it probably costs quite a lot but the reason I'm even suggesting is because it was Michihara Katsumi's artwork that put me off the series before I knew what it was all about. I saw it at the manga store I usually shop at, picked it up, took a look at the cover and put it back on the shelf.
I'm 100% positive I would have bought it if the art had been better... And there must be other art nuts out there like me. The cover is a sales tool. And now with the hype over the remake of the anime I'm sure this would be a good time to jump on the bandwagon and put out more AnK related stuff!
Or maybe somewhere down the line?
Being a new reader myself, I can attest to the fact that because this is such a classic new yaoi fans will definitely want to read it. AnK isn't about to run out of fans... I'm pretty sure the uncertainty over whether or not the series will be finished has affected the sales, so hopefully the people reluctant to buy the books before will be reassured by the new volume coming out. I know I am.
Well, thank you for all the work you've put into this series and for continuing the releases. It is much appreciated! Any money we fans pay to support you guys is money well spent...