Short story download service launched
Monday, September 21 2009,
Online broadcaster Short Story Radio has launched a new free service for users to download short stories to their computers or MP3 players.
Under the plans, the Arts Council-backed website will make 20 original short story recordings available over the coming months, with the opening three currently on offer via its official website.
This new service marks the first time that Short Story Radio has made its stories available on MP3 players, including Apple's iPod.
Each ten to 15 minute recording has been written by either an emerging or established writer, including one by A Family At War creator John Finch. Professional actors are then used to narrate the text.
Short Story Radio founder Ian Skillicorn said: "All of our stories have been produced to entertain listeners wherever they are, whatever they are doing.
"Whether you are at home, driving the car, travelling to work by train or tube, or even having a jog, you can enjoy listening to our short stories."
The organisation also recently redesigned its website to introduce a range of new services for aspiring and established writers.