How It Works

What is J-Novel Club?

Your #1 Source for Light Novels and More!

J-Novel Club is a digital-first publisher of Japanese light novels and manga, started and staffed by light novel lovers like you! We scour the internet to find the coolest, most exciting series, and work with top Japanese publishers to bring them to the English-language audience!

There are three ways to read our titles:

  1. Subscribe!
  2. Buy Digital!
  3. Buy Print!


  • For as little as $4.50/month, you can read all our new books as they’re being translated in weekly chapters—and before they go on sale! We publish a lot of new books every month, and you can read them all with this one subscription!
  • Not enough? We also offer around 30 additional volumes from a number of series on catch-up every month, mixing our top titles and hidden gems! Streamed parts of volumes expire from the library when the final ebook is released, so catch-ups are a great way to binge on a new series you’ve been wanting to try out that has been published for a while.
  • Discuss your favourites with other subscribers and the staff on our forums and Discord server!
  • Want to read on the go? Apps are available for iOS and Android!
  • Can’t get enough? Go Premium and get discounts on our ebooks—compatible with any device and comes with special bonus content!


✔️ Can read Part 1 of each new volume

Regular Membership

✔️ Read the latest volumes with new parts each week
✔️ Member’s only forum access

Premium Membership

✔️ Everything included in a Regular Membership!
✔️ A free Premium Ebook credit each month!
✔️ Buy more credits for $1 discount

Subscribe now!

I’m Still Not Sure…

No sweat! Even as a non-subscriber you can still:

  • Read free previews! We put up the first part of each book as a permanent taster. Check them out, and try before you buy!
  • Sign up for our newsletters so you know when all your favorites have new volumes coming out in stores!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, and YouTube for updates, contests, reviews, and more!

Why not preview these titles for a little taste of what we have to offer?

Cover for Ascendance of a Bookworm Volume 1 Cover for The Faraway Palandin Manga Volume 1 Cover for The Engagement of Marielle Clarac

Give Me All the Ebooks!

  • You can buy our light novels on BookWalker, Google Play, Apple Books, Kobo, Nook, Amazon, and more!
  • Our manga is available through BookWalker, Google Play, Apple Books, Kobo, ComiXology, and Amazon!
  • Premium Members get one Credit to download a Premium ebook directly from J-Novel Club every month, plus a bonus Credit for signing up!
  • All Members can buy Premium Credits to redeem for Premium ebooks! Regular Members pay $7 per credit, while Premium Members pay $6—a $1 discount! Credits do not expire and can be redeemed even without an active subscription!
  • Premium Editions of our novels can be read using any EPUB device and usually contain bonus content like additional short stories and textless full-color illustrations!
  • Buying or preordering a Premium ebook lets you read all translated parts on both our website and our app, even if the parts are expired or you are no longer a member!

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It’s Not Mine If It’s Not In Print!

We’ve got you covered! As of 2018, we’ve been printing a selection of our books as well! You can get them from Right Stuf Anime, Barnes & Noble, Kinokuniya, Powell’s, Amazon, and your local booksellers of choice. If a book’s not on the shelf, just ask! They’ll be happy to order it in for you.

For our non-US based readers, check with your local book seller — all our books have international distribution and are available via special order if not stocked by default.

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Let’s get to reading!

We hope that you enjoy browsing our library of titles and look forward to seeing you around! Happy Reading! 📘

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