About Us

What is Index Novel?

Different. Index Novel is a community operated directory of web novel and light novel.

Our goal is to help you in every way possible to look for a novel that you’ve read or you would like to read.

We list anything that is considered as web novel, light novel, web fictions, and stories that is available to read for free.

Index Novel started in the spring of 2018 when our Founder decided to open a small, community oriented novel directory site. We’re a directory site with some original content creator.

Hundreds of web novels and light novels have been listed in our directory list. Original novels have been created here. Relationships have started right here. We are proud members of the web and the light novel community we serve. We are a community of novel lovers, readers, writers and book collectors, and we would like you to join us.

Why did Index Novel do what we do?

Following the massive success of the Haruhi Suzumiya series, the number of publishers and readers interested in light novels suddenly skyrocketed.

How would anyone know that back in 2006 the small light novel world would experience a boom? 

We don’t and we didn’t back in 2006. But 12 years after that boom we were roped into this world by a mix of culture through manga – we discovered a medium that would reward us with instant gratification every week or days. Light novel. We first discovered light novel through reading “The Rise of Shield Hero”, got into the whole scandal when the original author exercise his rights to have the few chapter removed. Then the translator kick into high gear – pumping out chapter after chapter (respect to Yoraikun!) and we get to enjoy the last few chapter in non-stop adrenaline.

Then there’s the “Tales of Demons & Gods” – nuff said. 

So why are we doing this?

Because each time we read web novels and light novels – we do not experience life in this world (irl) in a different way or through a different medium, but we gain access to another world. Because the worlds of novels we read don’t just differ from our real life; they are very different from the actual world we’re living in. 

This and the fact that it’s so easy to gain access to web novels and light novels, good and bad – that contribute to the booming of light novel in 2006.