Where can I read the SAO light novels
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I've been looking through places like [translation group name removed], but the light novel was taken down. Where can I read the English translation for the various volumes?
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slapstickguy wrote:

I've been looking through places like [translation group name removed], but the light novel was taken down. Where can I read the English translation for the various volumes?


Yen Press now publishes this light novel, and that's why it was taken down from the site you mention. From what I can tell Yen Press is not currently offering a digital version, but you can purchase the paperback, and I know that's available from Amazon, and probably other stores. The first volume is now published, but the second one won't come out until August. Here's the info on the Yen Press site.

http://www.yenpress.com/sword-art-online-novel/

(I do see that they offer some of the manga digitally, so maybe there's hope that the LN will also be for sale as a digital book soon.)

That said, I'm closing this for a couple of reasons.

1) Individual personal "help" threads aren't allowed in the forums. Instead there are existing threads for posting inquiries such as this. The one that would have been most appropriate for this question is:

The Manga Help Thread (yes, I know you were looking for LN info, but folks reading that thread would probably be fairly knowledgeable about this as well)

2) However, naming sources that give access to material they don't have rights for is against the very first of CR's site rules so requesting information with that specifically in mind would be inappropriate, since the responses would violate the rules.

Hope that helps.
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