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. As of May 2021, the site hosts over 800,000 novels, has over 2,000,000 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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  2. ^ "Log Horizon Fantasy Novels Get TV Anime By Satelight". Anime News Network. January 24, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  3. ^ 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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