An ebook publisher or a writer has many available options when it comes to exporting an ebook and presenting it to his audience. If the ebook has a lot of text/pages the best and the easiest option is to export it as a PDF file or simple Word document available for download.
If an ebook is made to be visible online so the readers can read it through a site a good option would be HTML format with the links made at the bottom of the pages made in the purpose of an easy navigation. These types of ebooks can even contain links, sounds or video files. There is also a more fancy looking option when it comes to ebooks or online magazines or newspapers. This option is called “page flip” and it will give you an amazing visual effect where you can flip pages just as it was a real book. This effect could be achieved if the publisher uses more advanced software to publish his work.
Ebooks done in any kind of format don’t need to be just pure text. There is always some room for a nice design of a page cover, header and footer and input of photos, diagrams, graphics, etc. However, this depends on a publisher and the overall purpose of ebook.
Devices For Reading eBooks
When it comes to devices (apart from your computer) which can display ebooks there are a few options available. The most popular device that can display ebooks is called an ebook reader. This device could only be designed for this purpose or could also be used in other purposes. When it comes to advantages, this device has plenty. Its main advantages are portability, battery longevity and readability of its screen.
What Is The Difference Between PDA And An eBook Reader?
Any PDA (Personal Data Assistant) device can display text of an ebook on its screen so it is basically capable of acting as an ebook reader. However, the major difference between a PDA and ebook reader is that the ebook reader displays e-inks.
Reading an ebook on your desktop computer, on a laptop while being comfortably relaxed on your bed or on an ebook reader from any place where you might find yourself, is nice and the choice is purely up to you. Ebook readers come as a more advanced solution since they are smaller in size, their battery lasts longer while at the same time they don’t lack the storage space.
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