What is an E-BOOK?
- E-book: electronic book. The term e-book is often
used without distinction to indicate concepts much different:
- e-book: electronic book (the text or images I read)
- e-book reader device: the device that makes possible
the use of electronic book, the hardware that supports the readers
software. It can be either a device dedicated, designed and built
exclusively for reading e-book, or of any other electronic apparatus,
which a tablet-PC, a handheld, a notebook etc.
- e-book reader: software for the reading of e-book.
Examples of e-book readers are Adobe Reader, Microsoft Reader and
Amazon's proprietary, DRM-restricted format http://ebookmall.com/choose-format/
- e-book format: The file type with which it is saved
the contents of the e-book. Accessible through the special software
(e-book reader), which saved the content of e-book; these formats
have visualization features, formatting, navigation and protection
more advanced than the most common digital formats for storing the
texts (txt, DOC, RTF, PDF, LIT, AZW).
You should talk about e-book reader only referring to those devices
equipped with features such that they can emulate reading a book
The e-book readers combine the portability of handhelds with higher
resolution of the screen; large like a book of average size, weigh
a few hundred grams and surface area is occupied, almost entirely,
by a screen with a very high definition, in white and black or,
in the models most evolved in color.
Electronic books are excellent to encyclopedias,
technical documentation, brochures, catalogues, magazines and comics,
because they age soon or are continuously updating. Think at comics,
with a new episode every week or every month. The previous episodes
can be stored digitally without occupy space and without crumple.
For more info I'm writing an e-book with technical
data about new technology.
E-book last update: January 2012 -
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