What Are The Implications?
Five of the ten best selling novels in Japan last year were written on mobile phones, according to THE ECONOMIST magazine.
What are the implications of this for authors, publishers, distributors and printers?
Does this indicate a change in the way novels are written? Is this a sign that a younger generation of writers are more mobile and don't want to be shackled to a computer? Will future authors be more "nomadic" — able to work and write anywhere, even while on the move? Or is this a return to simpler time when authors carried their manuscripts with them everywhere they went and worked on them when they could?