Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mobile book reading culture in Japan

Mobile phone novels (keitai shousetsu) have become a publishing phenomenon in Japan. Keitai was the name given to the culture surrounding people who authored books on their mobile phones and delivered them via the cell phone platform. The first book known to be written entirely on a mobile phone was a novel written by Japanese fiction author Yoshi back in 2000. In Japan, cell-phone books have already won respect as an emerging culture.
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