First Book Ever Written Using Mobile Phone is Published

Jul 26, 2007, 01:00 ET from Lulu.com

    RALEIGH, N.C., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Italian author Robert Bernocco
 has amazed the literary world by publishing the world's first book written
 using a mobile phone. Bernocco published it on Lulu.com, the online
 marketplace for digital content.
     Cristel Lee Leed, European Vice President at Lulu.com, says, "We live
 in an age when individuals are strapped for time due to work and family
 commitments, and this can often stifle creativity. Robert 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!"
     Bernocco took advantage of his idle time while commuting to and from
 work by train, writing his 384-page science fiction novel, Compagni di
 Viaggo (Fellow Travelers is the English translation), on his Nokia 6630
 phone, using the phone's T9 typing system.
     By dividing his manuscript into short paragraphs, Mr. Bernocco wrote
 his novel in perfect Italian, not your typical text-message shorthand, and
 saved the paragraphs on his mobile phone. Mr. Bernocco then downloaded them
 onto his home computer for proofreading and editing. The book took him 17
 weeks to write.
     "Only a few years ago I would have struggled to find both the time and
 the publisher to enable me to create this book," says Bernocco. "Thanks to
 my Nokia and Lulu, I am now proud to be a published author."
     About Lulu (www.lulu.com ): Lulu.com is the premier marketplace for new
 digital content on the Internet, with over 200,000 recently published
 titles, and more than 5,000 new titles added each week, created by people
 in 80 different countries. With just over 1 million registered members,
 Lulu is changing the world of publishing by enabling the creators of books,
 video, periodicals, multimedia and other content to publish their work
 themselves with complete editorial and copyright control. Lulu empowers
 these individuals and corporations to create high-quality content products
 to sell directly to their customers and the rest of the Lulu.com
 marketplace. With storefronts provided as well as other marketing
 assistance, creators are fully supported to profit from their work. With
 offices in Canada, US, and Europe, Lulu customers can reach the globe.
     Robert Bernocco works in the IT industry in Piedmont, northern Italy.
 He lives near Cuneo, Italy with his wife and son. His book, which is a
 science fiction novel set in the future, can be found at:
 http://www.lulu.com/content/647355 .
     The T9 system provides a predictive text function and can be found on
 many mobile phones.
 
 

SOURCE Lulu.com
    RALEIGH, N.C., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Italian author Robert Bernocco
 has amazed the literary world by publishing the world's first book written
 using a mobile phone. Bernocco published it on Lulu.com, the online
 marketplace for digital content.
     Cristel Lee Leed, European Vice President at Lulu.com, says, "We live
 in an age when individuals are strapped for time due to work and family
 commitments, and this can often stifle creativity. Robert 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!"
     Bernocco took advantage of his idle time while commuting to and from
 work by train, writing his 384-page science fiction novel, Compagni di
 Viaggo (Fellow Travelers is the English translation), on his Nokia 6630
 phone, using the phone's T9 typing system.
     By dividing his manuscript into short paragraphs, Mr. Bernocco wrote
 his novel in perfect Italian, not your typical text-message shorthand, and
 saved the paragraphs on his mobile phone. Mr. Bernocco then downloaded them
 onto his home computer for proofreading and editing. The book took him 17
 weeks to write.
     "Only a few years ago I would have struggled to find both the time and
 the publisher to enable me to create this book," says Bernocco. "Thanks to
 my Nokia and Lulu, I am now proud to be a published author."
     About Lulu (www.lulu.com ): Lulu.com is the premier marketplace for new
 digital content on the Internet, with over 200,000 recently published
 titles, and more than 5,000 new titles added each week, created by people
 in 80 different countries. With just over 1 million registered members,
 Lulu is changing the world of publishing by enabling the creators of books,
 video, periodicals, multimedia and other content to publish their work
 themselves with complete editorial and copyright control. Lulu empowers
 these individuals and corporations to create high-quality content products
 to sell directly to their customers and the rest of the Lulu.com
 marketplace. With storefronts provided as well as other marketing
 assistance, creators are fully supported to profit from their work. With
 offices in Canada, US, and Europe, Lulu customers can reach the globe.
     Robert Bernocco works in the IT industry in Piedmont, northern Italy.
 He lives near Cuneo, Italy with his wife and son. His book, which is a
 science fiction novel set in the future, can be found at:
 http://www.lulu.com/content/647355 .
     The T9 system provides a predictive text function and can be found on
 many mobile phones.
 
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