Yen Press is expected to release Volume 14 of Watatemote on September 2019
however the scanlations have already been translating Volume 14 and beyond
The above is the first page of chapter 150 that was scanlated and was uploaded to the site i got it from a month ago while the same site lists up to Chapter 152.
also said site also posted a Bookwalker special edition chapter Chapter 144.5 and this was posted 4 months ago
and as you can see in the image it says Volume 14 went on sale in January (assuming this year).
these 2 pages suggest that in Japan Volume 14 is already out and being sold. yet despite this for an official translation we have to wait 9 months for. but since Yen Press already has the licenses why does it take them so long to release when a scanlation group, which doesn't get paid and done in the group's free time (since they have lives and their jobs) can release it much faster? is this some sort of bottle neck that all licensed releases have?