Phillips, Managing Editor for Southern
When I first saw the story of the
Short Story Dispenser on CBS Sunday Morning Show, Dispensing With Words, I immediately thought of my new
coffee dispenser. I must
admit as hard as I struggled against the K
cup way of making coffee, I am now a proud owner of a Keurig 2.0 coffee maker.Oh I have yet to give up my
beautiful Kitchen Aid coffee bean grinder, my delicious coffee making Cuisinart
Extreme Brew 10 Cup Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker or my collection of coffee
beans I have favored over the years. In the back of my mind I tend to think
this new way of making coffee will not last and I can easily return to my old
standbys. But truth is I really like my Keurig 2.0 and the variety of coffees
especially The Donut Shop flavor. This new way may actually stick.
The same could be said for the innovative strides of the French in Grenobel.
There has been placed in public places vending machines that dispense short
stories. The choices are 1 minute, 3 minute and 5 minute stories. The Short Edition machine dispenses these to
the reader at no cost. These eight original machines set off a world of
interest literally. Orders are coming in from around the world.
Now what does that mean for writers? It means another opportunity to
get your story out there. The company put the call out for stories and it took
a while but the stories started coming in. They questioned how a publisher
would do it today and began with the 8 machines and no short stories. The Publishing House of Short Edition came up
with a vending machine for literature and flung the door open wide. Five years
ago the http://short-edition.com/ website went up and within a week they had their first story. Some five years
later there are over 10,000 authors and a community of some 150,000 regular readers
that share these stories and their comments.
The best of the stories are collected and printed in book form. The
feedback given from the readers determine the most read and enjoyed. What a
great way to do it! If your readers like you then you are published!
You may be interested in this. After all it would be great to see
people standing around looking at your short story instead of staring at a
phone with who knows what on it. If your story is well liked it could be
published in book form. What a great thing to have happen.
So, grab yourself a cup of that great K cup coffee and sit down check out the website and send in one of
your short stories. Once you are published share with us, let us know how this
works out for you. We would love to see you make it on Short Editions