Let’s hope not. Because the ether I’m talking about is Ether Books, and they’re publishing four of my short stories over the next month or so. Ether is a mobile publisher, providing short fiction, articles, poetry and serials from both bestselling and emerging contemporary writers direct to your iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and so on. Alongside greats like Maggie O’Farrell, Hilary Mantel and Edith Pearlman you’ll find new authors, and while I can’t testify for them all there are many whose work I’m familiar with and am happy to recommend: Sarah Tanburn, Faye L Booth, Amanda Sington-Williams, Kay Sexton to name a few.
It’s such a great idea. You need never be stuck on train without anything to read, provided you own one of these lovely gizmos. Which I don’t at the moment. Ooops. If I sell enough perhaps I’ll be able to afford one.
Technical details: The App is free to download and some of the work is free too. Work that isn’t free is very reasonably priced. If you own a Kindle, you can buy stories from Amazon without the software – the Kindle store is accessible through the Kindle itself, or you can buy by visiting Amazon on your computer and it will send your purchases wirelessly. How cool.