Want to enjoy short stories on your iPhone and Android? Award-winning short story writer Tessa Smith McGoverns has the solution. She’s the creative brainpower behind eChook, an app that delivers bite-size fiction for online consumption.
eChook combines contemporary media with the concept of a chapbook. Chapbooks are a form of literature that was most popular in the 16th and 18th centuries. They usually contained ballads, nursery rhymes and fairy tales, and—after the invention of the printing press—they typically included wood-block illustrations.
Smith McGoverns bridges the old form with new technology, making short stories easily available through her eChook app. “Feed your literary craving when you’re on the go.” boasts the eChook press release. “Read anywhere and everywhere. If you have just 10 minutes to spare, sit back, relax and enjoy a transformative story.” The app allows readers to enjoy short stories from their computers, iPhones, or Androids.
The online chapbooks come in full-color and are available for purchase via iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, or iTunes. One you purchase a story, it’s yours forever, as it’s stored on your iTunes. Each app features information pages with enriched content such as “About the Author,” and “Memoir and Fiction.”
Smith McGoverns is also in the process of making her product available through Kindle and Nook, and she’s also launching a memoir app, which should debut by the end of April. The memoir app already has rave reviews from Read All Day and The Examiner.
For more information, visit her website.