Something new
to give your clients a great welcome
and transform their waiting time!

Discover the Dispenser
The Dispenser

Short Edition invented and created the Short Story Dispenser©

The Short Story Dispenser lets you give your visitor or customer a story to entertain them.

It is a high-quality, innovative tool that uses the magic of the written word to enhance your relationship with your client or visitor and show them how much they are valued.

With the Short Story Dispenser, you can improve your customer relationship by transforming the low points of their experience (having to wait, feeling ignored, impatience, etc.) into highlights (surprise, smiles, a great read).

Simple, attractive and original

The visitor is attracted by this nice bright object and greeted by this unexpected and original suggestion:
don’t just wait - read!

They can choose how long they want to read for: 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes.

Straightaway, they see an attractive piece of paper unfurling. It is pleasant to touch and brings you entertainment and delightful surprises through while-you-wait stories.

The Short Story Dispenser thinks outside the box. Its design is elegant and its approach to the limitations of the world is to take them by surprise.

The Short Story Dispenser

Tailor made for your organisation

The Short Story Dispenser and the paper carry the branding of your company or institution.

  • The backlit plate has your logo on it.
  • And the paper features your logo as a signature. This gives you the option of sending a specific message to your clients and visitors. This message may evolve along with events in your organisation and can contain a call to action.
Plug'n Play


Nothing to configure.
Plug it in and read!

Very simple to use, putting a new reel of paper in is really easy!

Short Edition manages your connection to the literature platform, updates content and ensures maintenance.


A scoreboard

Customised, real time monitoring.

Short Edition offers you, via a customised scoreboard:

1. Real-time monitoring of each Short Story Dispenser (paper consumption, monitoring of use, heat map)

2. Statistics by site and by account

3. Alerts: the contact personnel (the site managers) are informed when a paper reel runs out or there is an incident.


A choice of original content adapted to your context and your clients

The content comes from the community publishing platform,

Short Edition enables you to choose your content according to your audience and your objectives:

− a selection of the best in short literature: micro-novel or poetry, 1 to 5 minutes in length

− a choice of catalogues by style

− the option of including classic short works

The Short Story Dispenser

Their clients are already enjoying the Short Story Dispensers!

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About us

13 millions

200 000
subscribed readers

6 800
selected authors

Short Édition is the community publisher for short literature

Short Edition’s aim is to adapt literature to the modern world by combining short literature, the community and technology.

In this way Short Edition uses passion and humour to inspire the community of readers and authors who dare to like short stories.

Created in 2011, Short Edition has generated over 13 million readings of works and now has more than 200,000 reader subscribers to its participatory platform,, designed for reading on the move.

Authors have a contract with Short Edition, their work is protected

6,800 of our authors have been selected and promoted by the readers of the Short Edition community.

They have written the works offered on the platform. The shortest and best are selected to be offered to the public via the Short Story Dispenser.

They have signed a publishing contract with Short Edition which protects them, gives Short Edition responsibility for managing their creative output and enables them to receive royalty payments. Our authors are therefore paid in royalties, every time their work is accessed in a Short Story Dispenser.

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