eBooks and eProducts

 

eBooks, eCovers and eReaders

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Here you will find a variety of resources for ebooks and related products. You will also find the resources for reading, creating, publishing, buying and selling them.

For completeness, information on flipbooks, answers to frequently asked ebook questions, ebook copyrights and other useful or important topics have also been included. These additions include ebook articles, information about hosting companies, information about spam and much more.

 

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Most of us who read, generally prefer to read from a page in a book rather than from a page in a displayed ebook. This is understandable and is in keeping with our expectations and traditions. Now consider typing a letter using a typewriter and that same letter using a word processor. Which do you prefer? The point here is that we adapt. Think of the large number of people who regularly surf the net. How many of them read news articles, sport, hobbies, interests, etc? Now, how many of those same people read daily newspapers? As we evolve, our reading habits change.

If you use a laptop or PDA when travelling, ebooks can be ideal for studying a new or neglected course, a hobby or even some light reading. If you enjoy eBooks but prefer reading from a printed book, you may want to take a look at the Amazon Kindle

I'm not dismissing conventional hardback and paperback books completely. However, as ebooks and the supporting technology become more commonplace, their share of the total 'book market' will gradually outstrip that of conventional books until the 'paperless' book reigns supreme. Amazon already sell more ebooks than they do hardback and paperback books combined.

Of course, the 'paperless' book should not be confused with the well known work of fiction 'the paperless office'. Although, with email being the preferred means of communication in many offices, there has been a gradual decline in the use of paper for some administrative tasks. 

 

eBooks and Handheld Devices

 

The majority of ebooks can be printed. In printed form, they can offer several advantages over printed books.

Words can be printed in different size fonts or colors to enhance reading experience. This can be invaluable for those with particular visual disorders. You can select what pages you want to print. This is ideal for reference books or course lessons. You can re-print spoiled or torn pages. You can replace lost or stolen pages. In fact, as long as your ebook is electronically stored, and is not corrupted with a virus or for some other reason, you can happily print whenever you wish.

Other than a printable ebook, your only requirement is a printer, or the authorized use of one, and a little knowledge.

With the rising popularity of handheld devices, and the technological advances being made in various hi tech areas, it's only a matter of time before we ask, 'what did we do before ebooks?' Mobile phones are a good example of products that have become essential items rather than luxury goods.

The increased demand for handheld devices encourages competition and helps promote product quality and reliability. Perhaps the future of everyone having their own hand held device is not so very far away.

As with any new technology, there is always some resistance to change. Ebooks are no exception. One thing, however, is evident. In one form or another they are here to stay.

Distribution of ebooks is worldwide. The lower cost price and the readily available information and technology make it easier for people to write or publish ebooks of their own.

The ease of distribution leads to and rightly so to effective Copyright laws. Concerns of Copyright theft has undoubtedly attributed to the initial slow acceptance.