Simply put, it's a book that can be downloaded and read on a computer or other digital device. For example, envision a brave new world where freshmen college students load their electronic book readers with "e-books" that contain their curricula and textbooks for the next four years, then they simply log on to the Internet for updates. The challenge is developing a hardware medium that will make e-reading more soothing on the eyes. For most e-book formats, you need a PDA or handheld device. Advances are being made regard to the quality of e-book readers, click on the "more info" button below!
There are several e-book formats:
The Mobipocket Reader
The Adobe / Glassbook eBook Reader
PALM OS or WINDOWS CE
The Open eBook Publication Structure
The Rocket eBook
Rich Text Format
Click on "more info" below to find out more about each e-book format!