Shōsetsuka ni Narō

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Shōsetsuka ni Narō
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Created byYusuke Umezaki Edit this at Wikidata
LaunchedApril 2, 2004; 18 years ago (2004-04-02)
Current statusOnline

Shōsetsuka ni Narō (小説家になろう, lit. "Let's Become a Novelist") is a Japanese novel self-publishing website created by Yusuke Umezaki (梅崎 祐輔, Umezaki Yūsuke). It was launched on April 2, 2004. Users can upload their novels free of charge and the novels are also free to read. As of December 2022, the site hosts close to 1,000,000 novels, has over 2,300,000 registered users and it receives over 1 billion page views per month.[1]

Over one hundred novel series uploaded to the site have been acquired by various publishers, such as Log Horizon, serialized from 2010 before being acquired by Enterbrain in 2011,[2] and The Irregular at Magic High School, which was serialized between 2008 and 2011 before being acquired by ASCII Media Works.[3]

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. ^ "Shōsetsuka ni Narō - min'na no tame no shōsetsu tōkō saito" 小説家になろう - みんなのための小説投稿サイト [Let's become a novelist - a novel posting site for everyone] (in Japanese). Retrieved 2023-01-02.
  2. ^ Loo, Egan (January 24, 2013). "Log Horizon Fantasy Novels Get TV Anime By Satelight". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2023-01-02.
  3. ^ Satō, Tsutomu (March 3, 2011). "Important Announcement". Blog. Shōsetsuka ni Narō (in Japanese). Archived from the original on December 5, 2011. Retrieved 2016-03-27.

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