Sunday, January 20, 2008
Japan's Best Sellers Go Cellular
By NORIMITSU ONISHI
Published: January 20, 2008
In Japan, cellphone novels have not only infiltrated the mainstream but have come to dominate it. Of last year’s 10 best-selling novels, five were originally cellphone novels, mostly love stories written in the short sentences characteristic of text messaging but containing little of the plotting or character development found in traditional novels. What is more, the top three spots were occupied by first-time cellphone novelists, touching off debates in the news media and blogosphere. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/world/asia/20japan.html?ex=1358571600&en=4de7902175b0143f&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink
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