News Qidian International a.k.a. Webnovel and the Future of JP Novels

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by GDLiZy, Mar 31, 2019.

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  1. GDLiZy

    GDLiZy Wise Deepsea Mermaid

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    Oh boy. I have always said that this will happen, and now, look at this piece of news.:blobpeek::blobpopcorn::blobpopcorn_cool:

    Webnovel, the international website and mobile app of the leading Chinese online literature platform, Webnovel.com, sealed a partnership agreement with Shōsetsuka ni Narō, a renowned website that provides an Author Platform for Japanese online literary works. The partnership would pave ways for Japanese Literature's expansion into the international online reading market.

    Syosetu launched its platform on April 2, 2004. Today, the platform hosts more than 400,000 literary works and has attracted nearly 1 billion page views per month with 800,000 registered users. In recent years, the demand for Japanese online literary works has surged in English-speaking countries. Syosetu stands out amongst the current digital reading platforms offering a wide selection of Japanese literary works with high-quality English translations and serialized in nature.

    Wu Wenhui, CEO of China Literature, the parent company of Webnovel, said "Online Japanese literary works are very popular amongst Japanese readers. Through our collaboration with J-Novel Club, we hope to offer our global audiences greater access to Japanese literary works and provide an avenue to explore Japanese literature."

    With this new partnership, Syosetu will provide the official intellectual property rights for its literary works as well as offer guidance and support in technological and digital product development. It will also work with Webnovel in the professional development and personal growth of translators.

    Source: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/teaming-up-with-syosetu-webnovel-gears-up-the-globalization-of-online-literary-works-300501792.html
     
  2. Gandire Alea

    Gandire Alea [Wicked Awesome Translator]

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    hmmm, well, that's a problem. You're trying to bring back rick rolling.
     
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  3. SnowTime

    SnowTime Busy Busy Busy, I Dug Too Many Holes

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    It's still the 31st on my side XD
     
  4. Chrono Vlad

    Chrono Vlad 『Banned From Drinking』

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    Obligatory.:

    Fucking Qidian Did it Again :aww:

    *checks date... Still 31st*

    China hates Japan.... that will be a sad miracle if it where to happen....
     
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    sadmanex [I'm popular too]

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    hover mouse over the link, saw youtube.com
     
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  7. DocB

    DocB "I see you, little mouse! Run along"

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    Ddraig Frostfire Dragon|Retired lurker|FFF|Loved by RNG

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    Try harder, I doubt anyone would be fooled by this
     
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    Jigoku Shounen An Envoy From Hell

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    ....:blobneutral:
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    God dang it.....Well play....:blobdead:...I let my emotion cloud my judgement....
    It's still the 31st so......:blobpoliceangry:
     
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  10. GDLiZy

    GDLiZy Wise Deepsea Mermaid

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    Too soon. Too soon.
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  11. GDLiZy

    GDLiZy Wise Deepsea Mermaid

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    That's the problem. Too bad I already knew about it but the JP site about novels that I knew are Syosetu and J-Club Novel. Obvious J-club is already publishing translation so it is out of the question.

    I took an extra effort to fact-check the number in Wikipedia, how smart of me. Will you do it? Not that I know you will not. Fail me. For you will never disprove me. It is impossible for you to be not lazy.

    EDIT: Did anyone get this yet? EDIT2: Add extra bit of words.
     
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  12. SoulZer0

    SoulZer0 Heaven Refining

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    Goddamnit, yesterday I got rickrolled by @DocB and now you. Goddamnit.
     
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    Read this post.... Damn it, f king Qidian!
    Read comment.... Shit, another april mop?

    Give back my anger
     
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    Welp, i been fooled.
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    When are they buying Royalroadl?
     
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    GDLiZy Wise Deepsea Mermaid

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    Next year :blobhug:
     
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    Get Tony To Donate Parth Fund Well-Known Member

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    Well, I promise they will never get me and my nuffies!!
     
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    GDLiZy Wise Deepsea Mermaid

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    What if they buy you with nuffies? :hmm:
     
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    The contract will allow for a small period before ownership is handed over. In that time, all accumulated nuffies will be used for the intended purpose of this account!
     
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    Raneday Witch of Nonsense

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    hmm it's still the 31st of March for me
     
  20. asriu

    asriu fu~ fu~ fu~

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    che make it it just on few hours!
    it already april here
    anyway~
    +2 for effort~
    I guess?
     
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