J-Novel Club Offers Digital Releases of Light Novels

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

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J-Novel Club

J-Novel Club is a publisher which translates light novels and offers them digitally. Here’s a bit of information about them from their site:

“J-Novel Club is a digital publishing company started by translators and fans like you! Our mission is to translate and release the coolest, funnest, and newest light novels from Japan to the world. We saw that the fans really want to check out the latest light novels, but very few of them were being officially released in English. So, founder Sam Pinansky decided to gather together the best group of Japanese to English translators and editors, and headed over to the Japanese publishers to license content. To his surprise, some of them actually said yes!

By focusing on digital releases, and providing a membership service to let people read the books as soon as they are translated, our goal is to build a community of light novel readers and to grow the market, so that more and more releases can be officially licensed and translated. We won’t just publish the big hit light novels that get anime adaptations, but also newer titles or books from small publishers and web novels… as long as it’s a blast to read, we’ll bring it to you! So pull out your tablet or ereader, sit down in a comfy chair, and join the club!”

There are free previews of each title that they have, along with an app for iOS and Android. Membership for J-Novel Club is $4.95 a per month, or if you sign up for a year’s subscription it’ll be $4.50 each month. With it you’ll be able to read the new weekly releases from each series. There is also a premium membership for $10.95 a month or $10 if you have an annual subscription. J-Novel Club will publish their light novels digitally on Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks, and the premium membership will give you a credit every month for an Ebook. Memberships will let get you into certain forums and the premium gets you into one with the editors, translator, and other staff.

According to the site they will have more titles coming in the future and these are current titles available:

•Brave Chronicle: The Ruinmaker

•Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

•I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse 

•My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World

•My Little Sister Can Read Kanji

•Occultic;Nine

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