Author Writes Book on Mobile Phone
Italian author Robert Bernocco has completed his first book, which he wrote completely on a mobile phone and it will be published on Lulu.com, an online marketplace for digital content. The 384-page sci-fi novel, “Fellow Travellers,” was written on Bernocco’s daily commute to work on the train, via his Nokia 6630 phone, using the T9 system.
“We live in an age when individuals are strapped for time due to work and family commitments, and this can often stifle creativity,” said Cristel Lee Leed, European vice president, Lulu.com. “Mr. Bernocco is a great example of the type of author we often encounter on Lulu—he has not only been creative with what he has written, but also with how he has written it.”
He would save his manuscript into short paragraphs on his mobile phone, and then download them to his PC for proofreading and editing.
“Only a few years ago, I would have struggled to find both the time and the publisher to enable me to create this book,” Bernocco said. “Thanks to my Nokia and Lulu, I am now proud to be a published author.”