Versaly Games and Fictionwise Partner to Deliver eBooks to Mobile Phones
Versaly subscribers can access Fictionwise's library of popular eBooks
Seattle, WA & Chatham, NJ – April 24, 2001 – Versaly Games, Inc., a
privately owned Seattle-based publisher and distributor of interactive games
and entertaining content to mobile phones, today announced it has partnered
with New Jersey-based Fictionwise.com, a leading independent eBook seller,
to allow Versaly subscribers to download short fiction eBooks to their
Versaly has become an Affiliate Partner of Fictionwise and paid subscribers
will have access to the Fictionwise library of eBooks from the Versaly
website and next generation mobile phones, including the "Stinger"
smartphone from Microsoft. Fictionwise currently offers over 500
award-winning and high quality eBooks by top authors such as Robert
Silverberg, Larry Niven, Harlan Ellison, and Mike Resnick.
Versaly will securely distribute Fictionwise eBooks over the global 3G
wireless telecommunications network to their subscribers. These eBooks will
be read with Microsoft Reader on a large, full color mobile phone screen.
"Entertainment on mobile phones includes much more than games. Versaly is
working hard to provide our subscribers with as much quality content as
possible to maximize the mobile phone entertainment experience. We realize
the quality of our content is our advantage. Both daily commuters and
weekend campers will enjoy this," said Matthew Feldman, Versaly's President
"We are excited to be working with Versaly to enter the wireless market,"
said Scott Pendergrast, co-publisher of Fictionwise. "The new wireless
phones offer an excellent opportunity to broaden our audience. We believe
that our award-winning short fiction is a perfect fit for the mobile user."
While many companies are developing games on existing wireless application
protocols (WAP) and phones with small black and white screens, Versaly is
publishing electronic games, digital pictures, audio and video clips, short
fiction, cartoons, and other content for next-generation mobile phones,
including the "Stinger" smartphone from Microsoft, with large 16 bit color
graphical screens and high-speed, always-on Internet connections.
About Versaly Games, Inc.
Versaly Games, Inc. is filling a need in a very large niche market located
at the intersection of the cell phone industry and the electronic game
industry. Versaly, a mobile entertainment company, was formed to become the
leading infrastructure company for the distribution and management of
interactive games and entertaining content on mobile phones that use the
global 3G wireless telecommunications network. Versaly's front-end
application and back-end infrastructure deliver the best entertainment
experience to the cell phone market. Initial launch will be in 4Q2001 and
will be focused on a new breed of cellular phone, called "smartphones,"
which have 16-bit color displays and an "always-on" connection to the
Internet. For more information, please visit http://www.versaly.com.
Fictionwise.com sells award-winning and high-quality fiction eBooks by top
authors in popular eBook formats. Fictionwise.com has titles from leading
contemporary fiction authors, including Larry Niven, Harlan Ellison, Robert
Silverberg, Nancy Kress, Damon Knight, Gregory Benford, Mike Resnick,
Michael Swanwick, James Patrick Kelly, Pamela Sargent, Tom Purdom, and Kate
Wilhelm, amongst others. In most cases, Fictionwise.com
(http://www.fictionwise.com) has the largest short fiction eBook collections
available for its authors. It is believed that Fictionwise has the largest
number of award-winning and award-nominated eBooks available online today.
Matthew Feldman Versaly Games, Inc. 425-427-1295 firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Pendergrast Fictionwise Inc. (973) 701-6770 email@example.com