Launches Microsoft Reader Format Ebooks
Hundreds of eBooks Available Now in New Format for
PocketPC and PC platforms
29, 2000 - Chatham, NJ - Fictionwise.com (http://www.fictionwise.com)
announced today that its entire inventory of high-quality, short
fiction eBooks is now available in the new Microsoft Reader format.
Fictionwise is among the first companies to release hundreds of
eBooks by top authors in the new format.
is committed to providing high quality content for all major eBook
platforms," commented Stephen Pendergrast, co-publisher at Fictionwise.com.
"It's clear that Microsoft Reader is now an important player in
the eBook world, on both Pocket PC handheld devices as well as the
PC. We're proud to be in the forefront of publishing eBooks in Microsoft
may download Fictionwise stories for Pocket PC handheld devices
such as the HP Jornada and Casio 115E. By downloading a free PC
client from Microsoft.com, they may also view the eBooks directly
on a personal computer.
focuses on selling award-winning and high quality short fiction
eBooks by top authors in multiple formats (Acrobat, Rocket, Palm,
and now Microsoft Reader). Most Fictionwise eBooks cost between
50 cents to two dollars.
Fictionwise has hundreds of inexpensive titles from leading contemporary
fiction authors, including: Robert Silverberg, Nancy Kress, Damon
Knight, Mike Resnick, Michael Swanwick, James Patrick Kelly, Pamela
Sargent, Tom Purdom, and Kate Wilhelm, amongst others. In most cases,
Fictionwise has the largest short fiction eBook collections available
for its authors. Fictionwise currently has rights to nearly 400
short fiction eBooks, with an estimated 500 available by the end
of this year.
Fictionwise.com includes many innovative features, such as the ability
for readers to pay either via credit card or a proprietary "micropay"
account, which allows Fictionwise users to avoid paying minimum
credit transaction fees imposed by credit processing agents.
"Since we launched in June, the response has been far greater than
we anticipated," commented Scott Pendergrast, co-publisher. "Offering
high quality content from established authors in all major ebook
formats has garnered us a large, loyal membership base in a very
short time. By supporting Microsoft Reader, we hope to further extend
Every week, Fictionwise.com adds additional stories from published
authors in the science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, mystery,
horror, and humor genres. Fictionwise will soon be adding customized
recommendations using sophisticated artificial intelligence techniques.
Contact: Scott Pendergrast: firstname.lastname@example.org; 973-701-6770 Website: