Free Ebook Library Becomes Available on the Wii and DS

November 27, 2006, 3:41 am PST
Total comments: 8

Take a break from Zelda and read a fantasy novel... on the Wii.

Ebooks For Nintendo Wii And DS

Best Selling Fantasy Author Releases ebooks for Nintendo Wii and DS plus Sony PS3

Darren Reid, author of the best selling Fantasy/Science Fiction fusion novel The Lord of Darkness and Shadow: The Chronicles of the Shadow Book One, today announces the release of a free ebook library for Nintendo Wii, DS and Sony PS3. The free ebook library contains a collection of short stories, novels and novellas which have been optimized for use with the browsers in the Nintendo Wii and DS. The first title released is The Genesis of the Shadow, a prequel novella to the best selling novel The Lord of Darkness and Shadow which is out now.

Over the coming months a number of titles will be lanuched including Two Wizards: A Chronicles of the Shadow Prequel, Xevicom Forever (a graphic novel) and an unnamed special project (TBA). These titles and others will be launched through Q4 2006 and 2007.

Darren Reid is the author of the bestselling fantasy series The Chronicles of the Shadow which has gained an international following and rave reviews from readers the world over. The story Cell was adapted into an audiobook (available on iTunes) by Parsec award winning podcast producers Variant Frequencies and the anticipated follow up to The Lord of Darkness and Shadow is due out February 2007.

Commenting on the release of Wii, DS and PS3 enhanced versions of the free ebook library Darren said "I am delighted to share my free stories and allow next-gen console owners the chance to read them as well"

The Genesis of the Shadow: The Chronicles of the Shadow Book Zero is out Monday 27th of November.


TMWNovember 26, 2006

Thats all well and good, but how do we get it?

Is it a download? On a disc?

AManatee2November 26, 2006

It says they're optimized for the browser, so probably just on the net or something. Oh well...

CericNovember 26, 2006

Yep. Now we just need a Browser.

Reading on the DS just seems like all kinds of unplesentry.

KlapauciusNovember 27, 2006

Nice idea. Should work well... maybe as a channel on the Wii.

wanderingNovember 27, 2006

This is...terribly uninteresting. The Lord of Darkness and Shadow: The Chronicles of the Shadow Book One? There are loads of classic books in the public domain. If Nintendo offered a collection of those, with a nice interface and everything, then we'd be getting somewhere.

wanderingNovember 27, 2006

I'm seeing double.

CericNovember 27, 2006


Originally posted by: Crimm
Reading on the DS just seems like all kinds of unplesentry.

I wouldn't judge it till you try it. My PDA's screen isn't much bigger then the DS and I was thinking the same thing with it but I went ahead and put a couple public domain e-Books on it. It's great. You can read in the dark and the size difference is not noticeable at all after the initial few minutes. I get more books in e-Book format but they cost the same as hardcover copies. No thank you. I'll just buy the hardcover in that case. (Seriously they should be cheaper then the paperback version.)