e-book

short for electronic book

(also seen as ebook and eBook)

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
  • Microsoft Reader
  • PALM OS or WINDOWS CE
  • HTML format
  • The Open eBook Publication Structure
  • The Rocket eBook
  • The SoftBook
  • Adobe PDF
  • Rich Text Format
  • ASCII

Click on "more info" below to find out more about each e-book format!

See also : e-publishing  p-book  

NetLingo Classification: Net Technology

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