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Coming Soon : An Interview with Ether Books

Sunday, 14 November 2010

This Thursday I'm delighted to say I'll be posting an interview with Maureen Scott, co-founder of Ether Books. As I mentioned the other day, Ether have recently accepted a couple of short stories of mine and that prompted me to find out more about them. Their mission is to publish short stories (essays, poetry etc.) to users of eReader devices such as the iPhone. Stories are delivered via their own Ether app.

I've been banging on about how well short fiction and eReaders go together for a while now and it's great to find someone who agrees. But don't take my word for it. Here's an interview with Paul McCartney (fellow Ether author, fellow vegetarian, fellow, um, actually that's about where the similarity ends), talking about the same stuff. Well worth a listen.

Anyway, Maureen kindly agreed to be interviewed. She makes a whole load of interesting points about new technology, the publishing industry and the changes we all face. It's fascinating stuff. Do drop by on Thursday to see what she has to say.

Thanks also to Jonathan Pinnock for pointing me in the direction of Ether in the first place.



  1. You and Paul play guitars!! :-)

    Thanks for the links - can't view them at the moment as I'm at work and am sneaking this comment in! LOL! Take care

  2. Old Kitty,

    Well, we've both got guitars I suppose.

  3. Very cool concept. Are they a paying market? I didn't happen to stumble upon any submission guidelines on their website...

  4. Milo,

    Writers get a cut of receipts for paid story downloads. This BubbleCow page goes into this aspect of Ether a bit - and also has a submission form you can use to submit to them ...

  5. e-publishing is an interesting subject and I suspect the bright future for authors.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  6. N. R.

    Indeed! Do drop by on Thursday to see what she has to say.


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