Ebook What's an Ebook?

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The term Ebook (or e-book) can often be confusing to newer computer users, even the word itself, is represented in different ways, sometimes with capital letters, sometimes with a hyphen as well, but, very generally, an Ebook is an electronic book.  It is downloaded straight onto your computer, for you to view at your leisure.

Ebook, EBook, E-Book, E-book, e-Book and so on...

It is important to appreciate that Ebooks may not even exist in a physical state.  Some customers can be disappointed when a hardback book doesn't arrive in the post.  They may not realize that because some Ebooks are 'interactive', sometimes they cannot be printed.

An Ebook has it's advantages, but also has disadvantages.

Most Ebooks are reference books of one sort or another, for the benefit of the reader.  They are rarely 'novels',  The idea of curling up with your computer for a good read doesn't seem to fit. If, however you are looking for information, then an Ebook could provide an answer.

Ebooks are useful in certain circumstances, 'How to' eBooks are ideal, as is any reference book, whether it's for research or a hobby.  A lot of Ebooks also cover ways to make and manage money - something everyone can use.

Recipe books are also great for Ebooks;

  • They don't take up room on your bookshelves
  • They never get dirty
  • You just print off the recipe you want and you're ready to start cooking
  • When you have made your recipe, you throw away the printed sheet
  • Then you're ready to start a new recipe

Instruction books (particularly those that are computer related) are always easier to use when they are actually installed on your computer, as this allows you to 'toggle' between the book and the program you are using.  Have a look at HTML for Beginners, Secrets of Microsoft Word, Increase Traffic to your Website, Your Camera and Your Computer, amongst many others.

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