J-Novel Club Announces Partnership with Podium to Produce Two New Audiobooks

In Another World with My Smartphone and Min-Maxing MY TRPG Build in Another World will be made into audiobooks!

(New York City, New York – November 19, 2022) – J-Novel Club LLC and Podium are teaming up to produce two audiobook series based upon popular light novel titles translated into English by J-Novel Club. The partnership was announced live at J-Novel Club’s announcement panel held at AnimeNYC 2022 on November 19.

Announced New Audiobook Series:

In Another World With My Smartphone

by Patora Fuyuhara

After a freak accident involving some lightning winds up zapping him dead, 15-year-old Mochizuki Touya wakes up to find himself face-to-face with God. “I am afraid to say that I have made a bit of a blunder…” laments the old coot. But all is not lost! God says that he can reincarnate Touya into a world of fantasy, and as a bonus, he gets to bring his smartphone along with! So begins Touya’s adventure in a new, anachronistic pseudo-medieval world.

Friends! Laughs! Tears! Inexplicable Deus ex Machina! He sets off on a journey full of wonder as he absentmindedly travels from place to place, following whatever goal catches his fancy. The curtains lift on an epic tale of swords, sorcery, and smartphone apps!

Min-Maxing My TRPG Build in Another World

by Schuld

Commissioned in death to save a world in peril, a tabletop RPG fanatic is reborn as a humble farm boy with the rulebook for the universe at his fingertips! Young Erich’s quest for an invincible character build will require more than his decades as a number-crunching munchkin, though. Even with power-leveled skills, feudal life is no cakewalk—especially when you keep drawing more attention than you can handle…

Can Erich adapt to his strange new world before his worst impulses take the campaign of a lifetime completely off the rails? Let the dice fall where they may!

About Podium

Podium is a digital publisher dedicated to developing the careers of emerging, independent storytellers and best-selling authors. As the fastest growing digital publisher in North America, Podium first gained international notice for turning author Andy Weir’s The Martian into one of the most successful audiobooks in history. Today the company is a top ten audiobook publisher and has now expanded across all formats. Podium proudly works with over 1,000 authors and 675 narrators, and has published over 3,500 audiobooks with a focus on genre fiction, in particular, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance. We have been a pioneer in bringing the popular sub-genres of Gamelit, LitRPG, Progression Fantasy, Wuxia and Xianxia to the fore.

About J-Novel Club

J-Novel Club is a digital and physical publishing company started by translators and fans like you! By focusing on digital releases and providing a membership service to let people read our books as they are being translated, our goal is to build a growing community of readers so that more releases can be officially licensed and translated. With the addition of the J-Novel Heart and J-Novel Pulp imprints, the company hopes to appeal to even more audiences worldwide. Since 2016, J-Novel Club has digitally published over 1,000 volumes and physically printed over 230 volumes of different series for you to enjoy.

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