Mum's The Word on the iPhone

Quite a few of the people that have clicked through to this blog over the past year have been looking for my Bristol Prize story, Mum's The Word. As flattering as this has been, I've been reluctant to stick it up because I really wanted people to go out and buy the anthology instead - it's not expensive and it's a a great collection. Anyway, almost a year has passed and there'll be a new anthology out soon, and so I thought it was high time I sent the story out elsewhere. So now I'm really pleased to say that Ether Books have taken it. Ether are an interesting bunch; their stories are published via their iPhone app and they've got some really fancy authors on there (Hilary Mantel!). While the app itself is a free download, some of the stories you do have to pay for, but Mum's The Word isn't one of them - it's entirely free. So if you've got an iPhone, please do click through to the app store, download EtherReads and search for me! Massive thanks to Bea and the crew for taking me on!

5 comments:

Nik Perring said...

Cool beans! And free too! Excellent!

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Thanks, Nik!

Martha said...

Oooh... Do Ether run a non-iphone other-smartphone app?

Dan Purdue said...

Good stuff, Valerie. And I can vouch for the fact that the Bristol anthology is well worth getting hold of.

And I guess I'll be waiting for an Android version of the Ether thingy, too. But it sounds like a very interesting market.

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Thanks guys. I can't find anything on the Ether website about Android versions of the app - though I'd imagine it'd be something they'd want to look into. It's not like Apple have the market as cornered as they used to. Still, even if it's just an iPhone thing, it's a nifty idea!