Monday, June 20, 2005

Book Publishing via Cell Phones


A Dutch mobile soap opera that uses still photographs and text to tell a story. Posted by Hello

Could you imagine someone reading your book on your flip phone?

In Japan, major publishers like Shinchosha and Kadokawa Shoten have created Web sites to offer telephone reading material. Japan is also home to probably the most successful telephone venture. Earlier this year a mobile novel jumped from phone screens to the silver screen, evolving into a feature film, 'Deep Love.'

In the book industry in the United States, the initial reaction to mobile-lit is: 'Are you kidding?' as one veteran put it.

Still, some major New York publishing houses are pondering the future. 'We are paying attention, but we haven't entered the market yet,' said Kate Tentler, vice president and publisher for Simon & Schuster Online. 'It would be crazy not to look at this. Smart phones are everywhere and it's the fastest-growing device.' " [New York Times]

Writing to see what the end's go' be,
dee

3 comments:

Koichirou said...

Hi, now functions of cell phones are steady progress in Japan. I can see many kinds of them.
To develop new ways is important for us to live comfortably and happily. More new technologies develop, more flexible companies should be. It is necessary to adapt new environmentals.

Nancy said...

That would drive me nuts.

princessdominique said...

I've heard about cell phone books or books on cell phones rather, and I can't imagine that. How big would the face have to be for you to read it?

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