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Fictionwise Working on eReader Program Compatible with the IPhone

In my inbox I received an email stating that Fictionwise is working on making eReader compatible with the iPhone.   Fictionwise bought eReader a few months agao.   This is excellent news for MAC users and PC users alike.   I love reading on my iPhone.

eReader is not my favorite mobile reading platform but something is better than nothing.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Miki
    May 06, 2008 @ 16:12:53

    Now if they would only make it compatible with CyBook, or Sony Reader, or even its own eBookwise…any of the larger readers.

    I’m old enough to remember AT&T in all its monopolistic glory, and iPhone’s pairing with that company is enough to ensure I will never own an iPhone.

  2. Jane
    May 06, 2008 @ 16:15:09

    Well, Miki, you could buy the phone from Apple and never activate it or you could buy the iTouch which is bound to have the same programs made available for it.

  3. Miki
    May 06, 2008 @ 16:28:28

    True enough. But I’m quite happy with my Dell Axim. Maybe it doesn’t have the iPhone’s flashy user interface, but it does what I need from it.

    What I like about the iPhone is that one gadget can take the place of two (or three). I’ve always wished for a more reasonably priced PDA that also served as a phone (IPaq had some awhile back, but they started at $600+).

    For those who bought iPhones, I’ll be glad for you when eReader’s available there. And I can be selfishly glad for me, too, because eReader is the only DRM’d format I’ll buy. Any expansion of the market will (with luck) bring better book choices for me.

    I’ve been noticing a lack there lately – series I started buying in eReader are suddenly available only as Mobipocket lately.

  4. Ciara
    May 08, 2008 @ 00:46:57

    I am completely addicted to my iPhone and would LOVE to be able to read books on it. (by the way, thank you Dear Author for having a mobile-friendly site. I read your blog on my iPhone all the time.) I call, photo, text, listen to music, surf the internet… I haven’t yet started writing novels on it, as is so popular in Japan, but just wait a few months. ;) Being able to read romance novels on my phone would be heaven.

  5. David
    May 09, 2008 @ 16:07:41

    This is great news! I’ve e-mailed eReader several times in the past since buying my iPhone, but all I ever got back was the cryptic reply “eReader has no plans to offer eReader for the iPhone.” and that was it. I’m glad to read about this, I was considering getting a cheap PDA (gag) so I could carry around my somewhat LARGE library of eBooks on trips.

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