SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS IN APPS AND EBOOKS.
Feed your literary craving on the go. Read anywhere and everywhere.
For the over-worked and under-rested, sit back, relax, and enjoy a transformative story.
Stay on the cutting edge of literature with original stories and memoirs.
Download once, own them forever.
An eChook is a digital chapbook.
The ‘e’ stands for ‘electronic’, and ‘chook’ is a contraction of ‘chapbook’.
And what, exactly, is a chapbook?
Chapbooks originated in Britain during the 16th century when many people could read, but books and newspapers were not yet widely available. Chapbooks now provide one of our earliest records of popular culture. They were printed on broadsheets, often illusrated with woodcuts, and then folded into pocket-sized booklets of 8, 12, 16 and 24 pages. They were filled with everything from nursery rhymes, children’s literature, songs and poetry to political and religious tracts. Marketing and distribution were simple. Peddlers, called chapmen (from the Old English ceapman, from ceap trade + man), collected them on credit from their publishers (actually printers) on London Bridge and then took them to markets and fairs as well as to the nearby villages where they sold them door to door. When the peddlers returned to London Bridge to collect for the books they had sold, the printer was able to figure out which subjects were the most popular and go back to press with these.
Often these days, online blogs, journals and short story collections are referred to as “online chapbooks”.
eChook Digital Publishing LLC
eChook was founded by short story writer Tessa Smith McGovern in July 2010. After creating her own short story app for iPhone, iPad and Androids, Tessa realized she had, in effect, become a publisher. eChook’s goal is to give readers around the globe unprecedented access to quality prose by providing them with transformative short stories that they can read on their phones.
To offer ten-minute escapes by reading riveting, beautifully written short stories with a beginning, middle and end.
Why iPhone, iPad and Android?
To visually enhance the experience of short story reading. The colors on these apps are fantastic, and photographs transport us to another world, without interfering with the experience of reading a story. The eChook is both art and entertainment. It provides the reader with an instant, mini-vacation in the midst of a busy, sometimes frantic day! A welcome time out for readers everywhere.
Now also available on Kindle and Nook Color.
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