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Taking Byte Sized Reads to the Next Level

Taking Byte Sized Reads to the Next Level

Ether Books, the crazy 2010 start-up that became the first publisher to release stories by me, are today celebrating the launch of version 1.4 of their fantastic iPhone App. For those who don’t know the Ether Books App, quite surprisingly, offers its users the opportunity to download short reads on the move. So if you have a tedious commute every day, which doesn’t involve you having to keep your hands on the steering wheel (!), you can load up on loads of stories to pass the time away.

The range of content available has expanded from the first time I heard of Ether Books on the great Bubblecow website and optimistically submitted my stories. There is Science Fiction, Romance, Crime, Non-fiction, Humour, Contemporary, Serials, Horror, Flash Fiction, Erotica, Articles (Ether Columnists) and an unrestricted range of other types of content. The reliability of the Ether App comes from its screening of content before publishing and formatting specifically for the iPhone and iPad.

What has changed with the App in v1.4?

  • Share details of your favourite reads with friends and followers using social media and email.
  • OTA messages to alert you when your favourite writers and genres have new work released.
  • Re-organised the author search function to work by Surname to make it easier to solve.
  • Updated one tap function for ease of navigation when reading in the App.

Another area where writers and readers benefit with the Ether Books App, is that if you find writers whose work you enjoy, Ether have been very supportive in providing web links in the Author Profiles and adverts on their website for other work by their writers. So take Rebecca Emin for example or Trevor Belshaw or Rebecca Brown. Click through their profiles and you can go to their websites to see what other work they have published. Indeed, Ether Books have proved to be a great confidence booster for many aspiring writers in the last year. I would not have had The Lazarus Experiment published, and I’m sure Rebecca Emins self-confidence and case for her new children’s novel was helped by being best selling Ether writer month after month (no jealousy here!), you can’t put a price on the confidence and motivation boost Ether have given rookie writers and the new market place for established and award winning writers.

So if you haven’t got the Ether App, download it today!

If you do have it already, make sure it gets updated!

And when you have the app, why not check out my current collection of stories on the app? Just click on my pretty face in the Authors list. You can see it below.

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Do you love the Ether App? The Sunday Times is currently taking nominations for its annual App Awards. Support mobile publishing and take a minute to cast your nomination for Ether Books here.

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2011 in Publishing

 

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Bookstogonow.com publish ‘The Lazarus Experiment’

Bookstogonow.com publish ‘The Lazarus Experiment’

It is with great pleasure that I can announce the publication this weekend for download of my mini-serial The Lazarus Experiment, penned this January and first shared through the Tuesday Serial network of writers and readers. The Lazarus Experiment has been published by Seattle-based electronic publishers Bookstogonow.com who have been wonderfully patient with me over the editing process given how new it was for me to be working with somebody on polishing my work. It follows the publication of several of my short stories including the suspense thriller KATAKOMBY on the Ether Books mobile platform in late 2010.

The Lazarus Experiment is available as a pdf, a Kindle book and a Nookbook making it available on any kind of electronic device you can think of. Readers should note that it is a short story, and I hope an entertaining ride through its electronic pages.

Product Description (from Amazon):

Condemned to death by gas chamber, Frank Swan has little to lose when he agrees to a secret military experiment at the height of World War 2. Little did he realize that he was about to get a second shot at redemption.

Retailers:

Bookstogonow.com

Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble 

Amazon – Germany

Amazon.co.uk

WHSmith.co.uk 

Android Marketplace

Booku.com

Booksonboard.com

Alternatively – ask your local library to get The Lazarus Experiment for digital loan! It’ll cost you nothing!

If you do not have a Kindle or Nook Book you can download reading apps for FREE on to your PC or Mobile Platform. For Barnes and Noble NOOK Apps click here. For Amazon Kindle Apps click here.

Read a Sample! Click here for Part 1.

Don’t forget to stop on by my Facebook page and click Like for future alerts on short stories. If you read the story, why not leave a review? Thank you to everybody who encouraged the completion of the serial in January. I couldn’t have done it without the enthusiasm of you readers.

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2011 in Publishing

 

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First Look: Cover image for The Lazarus Experiment

January serial ‘The Lazarus Experiment‘ was picked up by Bookstogonow.com for ebook publishing in February and has this week taken a significant step forward to reaching estores. Final edits are complete and the cover image has been finalized.

So… What do you think?

Available soon. 

Available soon.

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2011 in Publishing

 

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