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Short Stories eReader

By East of the Web

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Download modern and classic short stories and read them on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Fiction, horror, humor, nonfiction, romance, crime, science fiction and children's stories - the app gives you access to one of the largest high-quality collections of short stories in the world, for free.

From East of the Web, the leading electronic publisher of short stories.

With new stories published regularly, you'll never be without something quick to read. Browse stories in eight genres, take a chance with the random story feature or get the story of the day.

The Short Stories application lets you:
- Download free modern and classic stories from the world-renowned East of the Web site
- Read short stories on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with a clear, easy to use interface
- Adjust text size, font, background colors and change between portrait and landscape for the optimal reading experience
- Browse by genre, author, rating, age rating, length and more
- Take a chance with a random story in any genre or get the story of the day

Some reviews of East of the Web’s website:

"There are corners of the Net where an effective sentence of fiction is duly respected ... East of the Web is a slick site dedicated to new, previously unpublished fiction, as well as to classic short stories ... Cool." - The Times (of London)

"A lover of literature could get carried away perusing the virtual shelves of East of the Web ... East of the Web represents the ever-evolving canon of Western literature from established classics to fresh new voices." -

"[East of the Web] sets itself apart with the impressive appearance, options, and interactivity of its design ... there is an amazing selection here, in both variety and volume ... East of the Web should be able to cater to any literary preferences." - The Christian Science Monitor

"East of the Web presents this splendid collection of short stories organized by theme ... the stories are wonderful." - Yahoo

What's New in Version 1.6.1

Bug fix


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Customer Reviews

Used to work fine

This app worked great for a long time and I enjoyed reading many stories on my phone. However, for some reason it now does not format the text correctly and won't fit on the screen properly. Several lines are cut off at the end of each page in every story I try - useless app at this point.

Great app

App is awesome and has plenty of access to great stories of different genres. Sometimes characters in the type are messed up but usually works very well.

Format and customer support issues

The app worked great on my iPhone 4. On newer phone I have the same formatting problem others have written about. Reloading app did not work, had to give up trying to read any story. Went to their Help section to troubleshoot and got a 404 error. So I had to ditch the app. Too bad it used to be great.

Short Stories eReader
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6.1
  • Size: 1.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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