| Yusuke Umezaki|
807 (March 2016)
April 2, 2004
Pixiv, 2channel, Instagram
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.
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, and The Irregular at Magic High School, which was serialized between 2008 and 2011 before being acquired by Dengeki Bunko.
Futabasha's light novel label Monster Bunko was established on July 30, 2014, which exclusively publishes series that originated on Shōsetsuka ni Narō.
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (2013–ongoing) by Hiro Ainana - acquired by Fujimi Shobo, received a manga adaptation and an anime adaptationIn Another World With My Smartphone (2013–ongoing) by Patora Fuyuhara - acquired by Hobby Japan, received an anime television series adaptationIsekai Izakaya "Nobu" (2012–?) by Natsuya Semikawa - acquired by Takarajimasha, received a manga adaptation and an anime adaptationIsekai Shokudō (2013–ongoing) by Junpei Inuzuka - acquired by Shufunotomo, received a manga adaptation and an anime television series adaptationKnight's & Magic (2010-ongoing) by Hisago Amazake-no - acquired by Shufunotomo, received a manga adaptation and an anime television series adaptationKonoSuba (2012–2013) by Natsume Akatsuki - acquired by Kadokawa Shoten, received a spin-off light novel series, a manga adaptation and an anime television series adaptationLog Horizon (2011–ongoing) by Mamare Touno - acquired by Enterbrain, received several manga adaptations and an anime television series adaptationRe:Zero (2012–ongoing) by Tappei Nagatsuki - acquired by Media Factory, received several manga adaptations and an anime television series adaptationThe Irregular at Magic High School (2008–2011) by Tsutomu Satō - acquired by Dengeki Bunko, received several manga adaptations and an anime television series adaptationShōsetsuka ni Narō Wikipedia
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