I find this so interesting. Last year in Japan 5 of the top 10 selling books were “cell phone novels”. These novels are entirely written on cell phones using all of the abbreviations emoticons that I have so much trouble understanding.
These are very short novels but very successful. In fact the number one best selling book last year was in fact a cell phone novel entitled “Love Sky” written by Mika. The author explained her success due to difficulty most of her fans have in reading actual books and understanding their long difficult sentences.
That statement seems so hilarious, but I think these “books” are obviously interesting enough for the publishing houses in Japan since most of them are turning these cell phone novels into real books.
I wonder when this trend will hit our shore?
Via Collegian Online