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Questions tagged [light-novel-production]

Questions pertaining to the process of writing, processing, publishing, editing, or otherwise creating light novels. This tag generally should NOT be used for questions about things like characterization, thematic elements, or other artistic concerns.

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What exactly is a “Light Novel”?

I am only familiar with this term when I know about the anime. Is this term only used in Japan? Sometimes I read light novels on the internet but I never see the book myself. How is a light novel ...
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Does the author or publisher decide a character design?

If it comes to light novels there are always some pictures that show a new character or scene. But when it comes to a character, who decides the design? For example, if I were an author and my work ...
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Why do so few light novels make it over via timely translation?

There is a lot of great series translated by folks like Baka-Tsuki - so, why do series take forever to end up over here, and for that matter, once they're licensed - how come some releases are so ...
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Why there are no popular manga series based on light novels?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but, why are there no popular manga series based on light novels? I know that there are many anime based on light novels that are popular such as Sword Art Online, Oreimo, ...