Good News, TNGH is being resumed by a new TL…
He really liked the novel, so he wanted to pick it up…
He is hoping to pump out regular chapters as much as his time allows…
So welcome him and wish him luck! Chapter 76 is being edited 😉
Translated by: Endless
Edited by: Moxie
Chapter 75: Allying Through Benefits
After Hong Xiaobao said that they should control the amount of the copies, all of them understood. They could only produce so much so that the value remains the same or even higher.
Since they cannot have the big cities and all the practitioners know that truth, Hong Xiaobao started to explain why they must deliver the additional 200 printed copies of Jiang Hu stories to Warm Fragrant Building, “We need the Warm Fragrant Building to keep the supply of these additional goods. It is convenient as they would never mention our secret. Later on, they will also supply all the big cities 10,000 copies each only for five copper coin, which many would not be able to buy! These 200 additional copies for this batch is the final 200, which many would not be able to get!
Fixed number! This is called fix number! Each big city will only have 10,000 copies. If everything sells out and they want to buy again, sorry, they can only buy it from others for a higher price as our copies has been all sold out!
As the matter stands, this Jiang Hu Stories will become very valuable! Although news about it would quickly fade and become obsolete, the stories and the serialization of «Legend of The Condor Heroes» will only become more popular as more issues are printed.”
Just think of it if it is on Earth, whoever has the initial and complete copy of the «Legend of The Condor Heroes» version of Jin Yong, how much money would they get if it was put on auction?
“Great! This is definitely good!” This time, everyone finally understood the intention of Hong Xiaobao for delivering the copies to Warm Fragrant Building. Fang Xinghan maliciously patted his thigh and said, “Xiaobao, your means is definitely superb! This is the way we can only respond! All the copies will definitely be sold out!”
Everyone nodded in agreement with Fang Xinghan.
A piece of newspaper would be sold for five copper coins. It looked like a small amount, but with 10,000 copies, that would be 500 taels of silver. In this world, the big cities of major countries was about 100, which meant that there would be 50,000 in one week of issue; one month is 200,000 for four issues, and that is 2,400,000 in one year. 2.4 million taels of silver!
What an astronomical figure!
“I, I am in awe!” Fang Xinghan deeply bowed with hands clasped to Hong Xiaobao, “Xiaobao your method is simply impressive. Oh, if you come to our Saint Academy, depending on your method, the economy of our Saint Academy will certainly change. I only fear that it will go better and better than it is now.”
The common students belong to the group who only practiced martial arts to reach higher cultivation. They can only practice and try to make money throughout their long road of martial cultivation. They were always the poor who said that students are the poorest of the martial cultivators.
“En! I am actually quite careless too. I may have to request Uncle Fang of something to assist me to complete this matter.” Hong Xiaobao said with a smile, “Look here, everybody will be part of this riches okay? Uncle Fang, my important matter is the place we get these news from. Your Saint Academy students, how many will usually go out to steel themselves and acquire experience in Jiang Hu? You can ask them to write all the information and experiences that they accumulated from the Jiang Hu and pass it to me for my Jiang Hu Stories next issue. I will screen all the information and add them into my Jiang Hu News. That is where all the information will come from. Therefore, with all these important news, I will give Lotus Flower Base Sect 35 percent, now I can divide you the other 35 percent again, and I will keep the remaining 30 percent, what do you say?”
Ahh? Is this not a meat pie falling from the sky waiting to be devoured?
Fang Xinghan was truly dumbfounded this time. Like this (O_O)
In one year, that is 2.4 million, 350% is equivalent to 840,000! Would one year normally run smoothly to earn 840,000?! Moreover, it is clear that Hong Xiaobao could do this business with all certainty, and later on, what other kind of absurd ideas would he come up with? This matter, this should never be dropped as it could only be better and never be short later!
When Hong Xiaobao opened his mouth and said 35 percent, Fang Xinghan felt that he cannot receive this proportion, so he said, “That, Xiaobao, I haven’t done anything to get this much share. Also, this amount is quite something I, Fang Xinghan, fears that this is too much to accept.”
More money is really good, but Fang Xinghan was not silly to be blinded just by this amount. He also knew that taking too much money for themselves was something no one would like. Who would cooperate to a person who only aimed to gain? No one would be willing to work with a greedy person.
“Oh, look at you Uncle Fang saying that” Hong Xiaobao did not really care, he smiled and said, “Money is actually not the issue. I have divided these shares equally after the total sum has been identified. As you know, Grand Alliance has just been established, I fear that we may receive challenges. I can solve the minor matters, but when we come across an important matter that we need your help, I implore Uncle Fang to help us that time. This money is Xiaobao’s gift to you, you must accept it for me!”
Hong Xiaobao was not a senseless person. Not only was he not senseless, he was also very intelligent.
He also knew that wealth would always stir up trouble.
This Jiang Hu News and Stories would definitely make all the other big powers be driven with jealousy and desire to possess it for their own. Hong Xiaobao had already thought of a way to secure his secret. What would happen if in the future, a person more powerful than Guan Juxiong really came? At that time, he can only rely in Fang Xinghan, the Saint Academy Head Teacher to get rid of their problem.
Sometimes, partnering with a powerful ally using the benefit is the best way to solve these matters. Such relation are the most dependable in facing these possible crisis. Who would dare to steal and create trouble? Not only would they make an enemy of the Grand Alliance, they would also incur a big enmity with some other powers. When this news comes out and all the people knows of his backing, who will dare to cause trouble then?
Hong Xiaobao relaxed himself when thinking of this, the nearby Qingqing could only nod secretly the more she listen.
This Hong Xiaobao was really decisive, and he was also a very intelligent person. One year acquiring several hundred thousand worth of money, this was not small talk, this could change a life of an average person to a luxurious one for the rest of their life. However, Hong Xiaobao actually smiled, delivering such amount like it was nothing.
Although he had to send this amount of money, what he gained was actually the entire Saint Academy’s friendship. In addition of having Lotus Flower Base Sect on his side, now he has these two to secure him as well as the Grand Alliance. Anyone who would dare to create a problem would surely have to check if they have enough courage to do so.
“No wonder he dares to say that in three years, he can surpass Thunder Sound Pavillon,” Qingqing muttered, “With his intelligent brain and absurd ideas, three years may really be enough to be on par with Thunder Sound Pavilion, that big power that is feared by the people of Jiang Hu may not be difficult to reach. He is truly wise and bold. I have surely found something interesting to watch. Thunder Sound Pavilion may really have a headache because of him, ha-ha.”
Qingqing had thought of a lot quickly. As for Fang Xinghan, he naturally knew the meaning of Hong Xiaobao. However, he knew how to make a difference, so he would need to consider the matter. Therefore, Fang Xinghan hesitated slightly as he said, “This, Xiaobao, I have received your respect and intention, but this money, I cannot really receive. Look, Lotus Flower Base Sect asked for a 6.5 or 3.5 share as you needed them to publicize before. This gave them the opportunity to accept. However, you also have me now, if I take 35 percent again, you would only have 30 percent remaining, but this, if I accept, then it would be insincere. As for the additional 200 copies for Warm Fragrant Building, I will personally deliver it. I will chat and talk to them, and I will make it sure that the share will be divided into the proportion of 7-3. Like this, I and Lotus Flower Base Sect will get 30 percent each, and you account for the remaining 40 percent, right?”