Free Sophie E-book Reader Updated
Latest Release Comes With 10 Free E-Books
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portland, Oregon, 30th March 2005
Rivertext.com is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of
the Sophie e-book reader. This new version makes Sophie fully compatible
with Mac OS X as well as Windows XP and it now comes with 10 free e-books.
The latest e-book is the basis for the Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise
science fiction blockbuster film that will be in theaters this summer.
Macintosh and Windows versions can be downloaded now from
The introduction to the latest Sophie e-book, H.G. Wells’ “The War of the
Worlds,” will provide its readers with a very interesting perspective on
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of this classic. Although H.G. Wells’
masterpiece was written more than one hundred years ago to condemn (among
other things) British imperialism, it is surprisingly relevant to this new
century in which America’s leaders believe that they reign supreme. All the
Sophie e-books come with provocative introductions.
Two of the e-books, “JFK Witness” and Thoreau’s “Walden,” also come with
their own guided tours. The “Walden” tour is perfect for anyone who wants
to take a quick stroll around Walden Pond, or who happens to have a paper
on “Walden” due the next morning. The tours were created with the Sophie
notebook tool. This tool allows users to create and share with others their
own indexed and commented “readings” of important texts. “JFK Witness”
offers a guided tour to unedited testimony from all the key Warren
Commission witnesses to the assassination of President Kennedy, plus over
100 photographs of exhibits presented in those hearings. Sophie’s search
feature is especially useful to readers of “JFK Witness.” It lists the
chapter and the phrase in which a search string occurs.
The rest of the e-books included in the download are: Joseph Conrad’s “The
Heart of Darkness,” two books by G.K. Chesterton “The Man who was
Thursday,” and “The Innocence of Father Brown,” Thomas a Kempis’ “Imitatio
Christi,” “Pencil and Poison – Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde,” Nathaniel
Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter,” and Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll
& Mr. Hyde.”
Sophie was developed by Rivertext.com and Fourth World Media Corporation
Inc. for the legendary multimedia CD-ROM “If Monks Had Macs.” This CD-ROM
with its games, intellectual tools and richly illustrated multimedia is
available directly from Rivertext.com. Version 1.02 of Sophie is fully
compatible with Macintosh OS 9, or OS X and it runs on Windows 95 and
later. Sophie was built with Revolution from Runtime Revolution –
To download Sophie:
For more information about “If Monks had Macs”:
About Rivertext Software
Rivertext was founded by Brian Thomas and is based in Portland, Oregon.
Since 1986 Rivertext been mixing art & ideas and is the publisher of the
highly praised “If Monks had Macs.” For more information on Rivertext,
please visit the company on the web at http://www.rivertext.com/.