Write a Book on your PhoneWriting a book on your phone
Novellist pens first book on smart phone; successes in making us look like slakers
How long have you been a professional writer? I bought my first volume in 2007 and kept my position until the end of 2007. I have written my whole lifetime as a amateur. It was bullshit. I did my first high-jail. When I was in colleges, I dealt in computer science and written another volume.
That'?s my 4th album. Every times I got better and better at my typing, it made a leap forward. You don't have to do things that used to be long chores, like typing and typing books, and then correcting all your mistakes as you become more travel.
NEWSCASTER: What inspires you to compose your novel on a smartphone? If you have a full-time hob and a pen as a pastime, you need to practise regularly. Once I realised I had a chance to start a professional career, I was looking for ways to record my otherwise non-productive days - when I was out of the home and away from my computer.
That' s where I got tied to my computer because I hated handwriting. So I was out, but I had nowhere to go to type. When I got a Palm Pilot, I started to use a pen in his poultry scraping jargon to take note, and I got used to it pretty quickly.
But I liked that I could connect it to a computer, synchronize it with Microsoft Word and then keep writing on the computer. At the end of 2005, HP released the 6515 with the Windows Mobile version of the Palm Pilot smart phone, which did the same thing as the Palm Pilot, but had a full keypad so you didn't have to use the pen - you could just tap.
When I started to type with my thumb I only wrote fiction on it. When I had done this for a while and realized that I could do it from anywhere, I committed myself to writ on the platoon every day. S: How long did you work?
I got on at Fort Hamilton, took the F-train to 42nd Street, walked two blocs. As soon as I began my letter on the platoon, I did the same after I got out and went to work. S: How was it possible to work in the underground? PB: It takes two arms to be effective.
Sometimes, when it wasn't too full, I would wind my hand around the bar so that I could grab my elbows and still use them. Certain stations on the trains have a lot of passengers getting on and off. Q: How much of the volume was printed on your smartphone?
However, it wasn't all on the trains; sometimes I do it in the parks, or in the benches, or during a ride where I sat in the front driver chair and just worked. S: Are you using the same smartphone? This is because I think it was the first in a new series of telephones.
I tried to open the whole thing, it would be frozen because it was too big. I had to divide it into sections and turn it over one at a crossroad. S: I realize that these telephones all have physically keys. I never purchased the iPhone because I tried to write with them, and it just couldn't keep up with me.
It' always trying to suggest words to you and it needs more elapsed to record which button you met because you press more than one at a while. Last while I was checking it, there was no way to synchronize it with Microsoft Word, and if I can't synchronize it with Word, it's not good for me because I also have to work on my workstation.
Now that you are a writer for a living and no longer forced to go that way, do you type more in the house? As a writer, what do you think of the Amazon Kindle? However, it shows that there is the same risk for the publisher as for the musical industries.
Publishers have some timeframe to get in place. She has to look at the errors that the musical industries have made and prevent them. On the text-tovoice capabilities of the Kindle? PB: I see both sides of the Kindle Text to Speech dispute, but I come to the side of copyright.
Audioconferencing has long been the property of the writers, and many of the writers I know that they, including myself, derive some of their revenue from them. Audiobooks and the associated licencing is a million-dollar part of the publisher sector. Nonetheless, the legislation regulating sound copyright is old-fashioned and does not contain any special formulations about new electronic technology that have emerged in the last 20 years.
Whichever their motives may be, Amazon's technologies tried to get under the scanner and bypass copyrights laws through a hole by giving away something for nothing, which they had no right to. It may now be used only by the visually handicapped, but we all know it will get better over the years.
You can choose your favourite actress in 10 years and have the Kindle recite his vocal with impeccable miction. Although datable, the initial copyrights are strongly favored by the authors of IPR. Now that we are entering the world of the electronic era, the creator sees his right disappearing, and it is the right moment to re-evaluate some of these rules and apply them to the twenty-first world.
It is important that the destiny of sound should be decided in the context of equitable open discussion, not behind the locked door of a group board of directors. Where do you see the publishing sector in 10 to 20 years? When she is old enough to be able to do most of her literacy on a computer monitor or a Kindle-like machine.