Square One: Volume 1: An Original English Light Novel
The author, Mohamed Shafiek, is an up and coming manga artist in the US, as well as a spontaneous light novelist.
This book is distributed by VicsLab.com.
After failing to become the mangaka Akari Ise has always dreamed of being, he is given one last chance to prove himself as a proposition to become a manga assistant arises. Upon being assigned to one of the biggest names in the manga industry, Akari finds his new coworkers to be something more out of a circus than a group that aspires to the same goals he does. As his new race to becoming a mangaka begins, Akari finds that there might be more to being one than what he originally thought.