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Old 2012-10-30, 23:57   Link #3351
Join Date: Jan 2011
Well in July 2011, Infinite Stratos sold 2,100,000 copies. Since LN authors gets between 8 - 11% of the sales(the popular the series, the more percentage the author gets and also depneds on the publisher). Though the most common percentage is 10%.
Doing Mathematics,

2,100,000 x 60(since it is 10% of a 600 yen LN)
=126,000,000 yen(approximately US $1,582,540.90 )

That would be enough to support him for 20 years or more(since Japanese government takes insane amount of taxes...). So he probably isnt that desperate of writing a LN unlike other LN who writes as their side business earning low.
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