Can you believe this headline? Sounds odd, but it is real.
For three consecutive years this Japan Mobile Novel Award is given in Japan. Mobile novels are distributed over the internet to mobile phones and this are reaching great success, while e-book doesn´t take off in this country.
The winners of this year was the 23 years old girl “Kiki” who wrote this funny novel (Japanese 429 pages). This writer style has been praised as well as criticised, but one can only wait for imitations to come out after her winning this award.
This is the beginning of the novel: ( translated by Pepino).
My name is
Well I’ll be 24 this year
I have one
How couldn’t I have one
My boyfriend is
I’m doing him a favor
by going out with him
This is a great idea and i think it could reach a great success in the occidental market too, why not? we spend more time in font of the mobile screen than in the pages of a book, and this kind of stories are extensive enough to be readed while you go to work by train or bus.
Another great japanese invention
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