eChook brings back my passion for reading, one short story at a time. Often I’ve found myself so caught up in the day to day rumble that I have failed to remember that I love reading. I have made excuses that life is too hectic to find time to read. It’s true, sitting down to a book is a challenge and it’s filled with endless interruptions.
I had never heard of eChook and once I discovered it I’ve been an addict. Created from the original 16th-century England Chapbook (a small, single-chapter book) Tessa Smith McGovern created eChook Digital. It’s a digital publisher that offers a collection of linked short stories as digital chapbooks in apps and eBooks. It’s the perfect solution for those who do too much and rest too little. “Reading thoughtful stories makes us forgets our lives and helps us relax so we can attend that next meeting, collect the kids or greet our families with more energy and joy,” McGovern says.
Short story apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, and Kindle. Online eBook too.
- Feed your literary craving when you’re on the go. Read anywhere and everywhere.
- If you have just 10 minutes to spare, sit back, relax, and enjoy a transformative story.
- Stay on the cutting edge of culture and literature with original short stories and memoirs in the palm of your hand.
- Download the stories once, own them forever.
I spent a week on the site before I even downloaded anything. I was fascinated by the written word. I was enamored by how writing and folks sharing their life or imagination was unfolding.
McGovern’s latest collection for the eChook is a mini-anthology that is a buffet of autobiographical treasures. Whether you’re reading directs you to the mischievous tale of a girl who shouldn’t play with matches, a mother and daughter who settle their difference with a prom dress and a kugel, a one night stand that takes an unexpected turn, the unforeseen powers of a crossword puzzle, a wayward father’s alternate reality or the two tales about those mysterious creatures known as writers, eChook will capture you.
I’m infatuated by the writers. Some are waiting to be discovered while others featured int eh Memoir, Vol. 1 are already popular like:
· Ina Chadwick – Her work has appeared in many literary journals, including The Paris Review and The Antioch Review, and The New York Times. She holds several first place awards in editing from the New England Press Association from her years as a professional journalist.
· Jennifer Armstrong – The winner of numerous awards for fiction and nonfiction, and the author of more than 100 books for all ages. She is a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly.
· Eileen Elkinson – A prolific short-story writer and editor of the literary site Mezzozine.
As an added reason to celebrate eChook, they currently have three open calls for submissions for published or unpublished fiction, memoir or essays between 750 to 2,000 words. They offer cash prizes up to $550. If you’re a writer looking for an opportunity visit eChook submissions. “I believe that everybody has a short story in them,” McGovern says.
To learn more about eChook and the compelling new collection of short memoirs, or to sign up for the “Literary Delights” newsletter, which offers a classic short story and a writing tip as illuminated by the author, visit www.eChook.com.
I received echook items in order to facilitate an honest review. No other compensation was received. The opinions, where expressed, are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.