Type a novel on your mobile

I am intrigued to discover the phenomenon of mobile novels or keitai shousetsu in their native Japan where they have become a new publishing media. These novels are not only downloaded at a cost of about $15 to a mobile phone for reading, the authors also use their SMS keyboarding skills to write the novels on their mobiles! Popular mobile novels average 400,000 paid downloads each, often in instalments.

See articles about this in the SMH and Linuxworld and my original source at TechCrunch.

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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