These are stories, free or paid, that are available for downloading to a mobile device. Some may also be published on-line or in print either before or since their download debut. The list is in order of mobile publication, with the most recent at the top. The Ether Books app is available for both iOS (Apple iPhone/iPad) and Android and now there is an online site as well where you can browse stories and authors. My page is here, how about that?
Non-Fiction: this is a paper drawn from a dissertation by Corrie Neilson whose MSc research I supervised. Corrie’s participants responded to the application of a facial scar to their avatar and later completed post exposure questionnaires relating to coping mechanisms. The differences between their written responses and their behaviour in the virtual world have implications for the support of people with facial scarring, should they be replicated by further research. She was awarded a Distinction for the work. It is often difficult to get student research published because the numbers of participants can be low. Ether Books, in a first for them, have taken this report and made it available as a free download from October 17th, 2013.
‘Dog Day’, a paid download (69p) from Ether Books, October 16th, 2013.
‘Stardust, Sunshine, Leeds, & LA’, Ether Books, February 15th, 2013. If your dad has dementia and your days are filled with World War II, escape into a virtual world and cybersex with an avatar is just the ticket – isn’t it? Download the app for iPhone (android in beta & coming soon) so you can read on your phone. This is a paid download (69p).
‘The Justice Box’ – on Ether Books September 2012
‘Five Shades for Greg’ is on Ether Books from August 4th, 2012 as part of their Olympic-themed flash fiction competition.
- ‘If it ain’t broke …’ now an i/Phone/Pad/Pod/Thing download (conboyhillfiction.wordpress.com)
- ‘Five Shades for Greg’ Ether Books competition NOW! (conboyhillfiction.wordpress.com)