Shōsetsuka ni Narō

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Shōsetsuka ni Narō
Shōsetsuka ni Narō logo.png
Created byYusuke Umezaki
LaunchedApril 2, 2004
Current statusOnline

Shōsetsuka ni Narō (小説家になろう, lit. "Let's Become a Novelist") is a Japanese user-generated novel publishing website created by Yusuke Umezaki. It was launched on April 2, 2004. Users can upload their novels free of charge and the novels are also free to read. The site hosts over 400,000 novels, has near 800,000 registered users and it receives over 1 billion page views per month.[2]

Over one hundred novel series uploaded to the site have been acquired by various publishers. The most successful of these are Log Horizon, serialized from 2010 before being acquired by Enterbrain in 2011,[3] and The Irregular at Magic High School, which was serialized between 2008 and 2011 before being acquired by ASCII Media Works.[4]

Futabasha's light novel imprint Monster Bunko was established on July 30, 2014, which exclusively publishes series that originated on Shōsetsuka ni Narō.

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  1. ^ " Site Overview". Alexa Internet. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  2. ^ "口コミだけで月間10億PV、ベストセラー続々 京都発の小説投稿サイト「小説家になろう」の歩み". December 25, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Log Horizon Fantasy Novels Get TV Anime By Satelight". Anime News Network. January 24, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  4. ^ Satō, Tsutomu (March 3, 2011). "Important Announcement" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on December 5, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2016.

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