Short Edition UK

Short EditionAll Urban is the UK’s first distributor of the Short Edition Short Story Dispenser, the brainchild of Short Edition – a French start-up dedicated to showcasing the works of talented writers and making their stories accessible to all.

Over 100,000 short works of literature have been written and chosen by a growing community of writers and readers brought together by Short Edition. The selected stories include classic literary short pieces by well-known authors such as Shakespeare and Virginia Woolf, as well as contemporary short stories penned by aspiring new writers. These short stories are then published on the Short Edition website and are available in print format via the Short Story Dispenser.

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Short Edition Short Stories

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Short Edition short stories for the UK

With over 10,000 Short Edition short stories available, the only problem you’ll have is selecting the short pieces of literature for your dispenser. The mini novels range from 1 to 5 minutes in length and are suitable for children and adults alike. To make it easier to choose, the short stories have been organised into catalogue by type of story.

Short story catalogues

  1. Collection

This catalogue features stories across a range of different literary genres so there is something for everyone. From romance to drama, these short pieces of literature have been chosen with vocabulary, subject, style and emotions in mind to be accessible to a wide audience.

  1. Feel Good

This collection of feel good stories mixes romance with humour, so expect plays on words, great punchlines and hilarious situations.

  1. Science Fiction & Fantasy

With time shifts and points of reference turned upside down, Science Fiction & Fantasy sets off to conquer an alternative universe. These worlds might include flights on the back of a dragon, mischievous fairies and dusty books of spells, spaceships and new technologies.

  1. Suspense & Crime

Investigations typical of British detectives, a plunge into the very entrails of evil,

or a breakneck race against time, these suspenseful reads will take your breath

away! An atmosphere of darkness, a trail of clues, a frantic pace, all tastes are catered for in the dark side of literature.

  1. Informal & Sensitive

All literary genres are present in this catalogue such as romance, drama and fantasy. These stories often broach sensitive subjects such as disease, violence and can contain informal vocabulary, therefore could be upsetting or offensive to some readers.

  1. Sensual

This category features a range of different short stories, which contain mild sensual vocabulary. These could be dramas, thrillers or simply observations of everyday life. The sensuality is implied, but never explicit.

  1. Children’s Stories

Inspiring and colourful heroes can be found in the school playground, in the midst of exciting adventures or battling with personal dilemmas. Small acts of foolishness and great discoveries are all found in these short stories aimed at young dreamers from 8 to 12 years old.

  1. Classics

Poems and short stories selected from American and British classic literature including well-known authors such as Virginia Woolf, William Butler Yeats, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll and William Shakespeare.

Click here for a downloadable pdf of the brochure.

UK writers for Short Edition

Whilst Short Edition already offers a huge selection of stories written in English to UK readers, Short Edition is looking for English-speaking authors to offer their works to be featured as Short Edition short stories.  Details to follow shortly.

To find out more about becoming a Short Edition author contact All Urban at or call 0114 282 1283.

Short Edition Short Story Dispenser

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Short Edition Short Story dispenser

The Short Edition Short Story dispenser has been designed to standout and be noticed, whilst not looking out of place in our clients’ locations. For the dispenser Short Edition used a design consultant to perfect the robust yet sleek design that is both durable and eye-catching.

Branded for you

The dispenser has a backlit panel, which can be personalised with your brand. The roll of paper features your logo, and also gives you the option of sending a specific message to your customers, for example, a call to action such as ‘visit our website’.

Free, eco-friendly and innovative

The Short Story Dispenser is free to use so your customers have nothing to pay. The stories are printed on eco-friendly paper, which is certified FSC and BPA-free and without the need for ink or cartridges. The stories are printed on demand so there’s no wastage.

Setting up your Short Story Dispenser

Plug it in and read

• Easy to use and maintain.
• Plug it in and change the paper roll when you receive an alert.
• Short Edition manages your connection to the Short Edition literature platform, updates content and is responsible for the maintenance of your dispenser.

Customised dashboard

• Real-time monitoring of each Short Story Dispenser (statistics by site, paper consumption, monitoring of use).
• Customisation of the paper footer e.g. branded with your logo.
• Alerts are sent out when the paper roll runs out.

Original content adapted to your customer

• Short Edition will help you select stories appropriate for your customers.
• Choose from a wide selection of short stories or poetry, 1, 3 or 5 minutes in length.
• View story catalogues by style, for example, children’s stories, thrillers, comedies and crime stories.
• Classic short story options are also available i.e. Shakespeare

To find out how the Short Edition Short Story Dispenser could add value to your business or organisation call us now on 0114 282 1283.

Short stories on the move

The Short Story Dispenser was dreamed up and designed by Short Edition to encourage reading and writing, and to make reading on the move simple, free and fun. The machine, which is connected to the Short Edition online platform, prints short stories onto high quality eco-friendly paper, without the use of ink. Each short story can be read in less than 5 minutes so readers can enjoy bite-sized pieces of literature wherever and whenever they like. A short story is the perfect way to keep boredom at bay, for instance, whilst waiting for the train, taking a short break from work, or waiting for a hospital appointment. It’s a novel alternative to reaching for your smartphone or tablet.

Short Edition international success

French readers have embraced Short Edition and its Short Story Dispensers, which are located at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris, and in train stations throughout the country amongst other places. The US has also welcomed the machine. Francis Ford Coppola, the renowned screenwriter and director is an investor in the business after ordering Short Story Dispensers for his Californian wineries and his restaurant, Cafe Zoetrope, in San Francisco. Short Edition hopes to build on this international success and see Short Story Dispensers springing up in unexpected places all over the UK.

To find out more about the Short Edition Short Story Dispenser please contact All Urban at or call 0114 282 1283.


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