By embracing the new age we stepped into the world of advanced technology, electronics and Internet. 20 years ago a mobile phone, iPod, iPhone, laptop, tft screen, portable hard drive, PDA, etc. were just science fictions ideals while, most of the time people relaxed while reading a good book or newspaper. Nowadays, even books, brochures and newspapers became electronic and the expansion of Internet brought us interactive web sites and ebooks.
So, What Exactly Is An eBook?
Ebook is simply an electronic or digital version of a traditional paper book. Instead of becoming a final product of the print onto paper the text written is formatted into a digital file. These books are available in various electronic formats from simple Word files, HTML files or PDFs to some more advanced formats with a built-in functionality. They could be read via an ebook reader, desktop computer or any other portable electronic device such as a laptop or PDA.
While traditional books could be stored on your book shelves in your home or office, ebooks are being stored on a hard drive. This way you will be able to keep more books then you can ever imagine and even take them with you wherever you go. The old and classic books have their charms since they are visible and can even decorate your space, but the ebooks save up a lot of space and are easily movable.
Since the ebooks grew in popularity, a new generation devices for reading ebooks were launched on the market making these books a lot more user-friendly and easier to access.
There is also specialized software made only in the purpose to help the public reach ebooks from a variety of devices such as mobile phones and PDA’s. Basic formats such as PDFs simply allow the reader to see the text on his screen, scroll and move forward or backward to another page. More advanced formats offer more functions, like the possibility to add bookmarks, annotate text, ability to insert a link, video file or music, etc. which all contributes to overall flexibility given to the reader.
What Types of eBooks Are Available Online?
There is no limit when it comes to the genre of ebooks available online. You can find many bestsellers, latest editions and ebooks that are written by aspiring authors. Ebooks found online cover all genres and you can even find a large number of popular newspapers that have their electronic editions as well as magazines.
Tucking in bed with a good book has its advantages compared to a laptop and an electronic edition of your favorite novel. However, keeping your library with you always is a big plus not to mention that you can change the text size as u please and that these electronic editions often cost a lot less than paper books.