In Japan, they are called “Keitai Shousetsu”. In America, they are known as “flash fiction” or “micro-stories”. Unlike full-length books, cell-phone novels are either very short stories or longer prose (released chapter by chapter) to subscribers. This brief form of authorship has proven so popular in Japan that of the five most recent best-selling novels, three were cell phone novels. The American cell-phone novel database site, TextNovel.com, receives roughly 60,000 visitors a month. eMobo was created by a fan of cell phone novels who wanted to take the expansive collection at TextNovel and transform it into an easy-to-use mobile app with several added features.
Not only is the eMobo app completely free but users and authors will be able to master the interface within minutes. Readers will find thousands of titles readily available as well as suggestions based on taste. At whatever spot the user leaves off, that page will be waiting as soon as they re-open the eMobo app. Aesthetic features are written into the app as well, such as the ability to change fonts, background colors and to swipe pages just like a real book!
Writers looking to grow their readership and venture into a new medium will find the eMobo App to be a friendly facilitator. A writer can submit their story anytime, anywhere, simply by typing it directly into their cell phone. No more chains to the desktop. No more lugging around that clunky laptop. Just tap the app on the iPhone and unleash the creativity to the planet!
There is also a Bonus Feature: the eMobo app works in conjunction with Kiip.me. This means that every time a user finishes a certain number of novels, writes a certain number of novels, or shares them via social networking, they’ll get wonderful rewards from Kiip, such as Amazon gift cards, free drinks, or maybe even an XBox 360!
Interested readers and writers may visit the itunes store to download eMobo, or go to eMobo’s website to learn more and download the app directly from there: www.emoboapp.com.
Downloading is completely FREE. The experience is unique. The stories and novels are perfectly suited for today’s fast-paced lifestyle. The eMobo app is an exciting new way to feed the reading beast and an amazing opportunity for burgeoning authors who want to try a fresh and new way to share their works with the world.