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What is an ebook? The ebook seems to be the publishing world’s answer to the technology question.
The Electronic Takeover Begins
For a long time, movies and music were able to avoid the digital revolution because there simply weren’t ways to distribute this information without certain pieces of technology. Then mp3s and DVDs begin to be easily distributed, then movie files, then Blu Ray, etc. Technology isn’t something that sleeps easy when there are frontiers to conquer. The ebook, or electronic book, is a digital book which can be easily downloaded and read on an ebook reader or on a computer screen. In some cases, you can also download the file onto your computer and print it out for a hard copy.
Resistance is Futile
It’s interesting to note just how long the publishing world avoided turning to ebooks. They were afraid of copyright infringement as well as the possibility that someone would just print a hundred of the books to hand out for free. But then technology showed how this could be controlled. By inventing ebook readers, publishers can post their novels on certain websites where they can then be paid for and then downloaded to these ebook readers , often wirelessly. In doing so, the information is contained and the readers can still get the books they want to read.
A Digital Publication
In the end, an ebook is a file of information which can be read on an ebook reader or on your computer, without the need to turn a page or to worry about your book getting bent in your bag. Though you might need to invest in an ebook reader, these readers are becoming more reasonably priced and they can often allow you to do other activities as well.
Ebooks are here to stay, and while the interest was slow at first, this digital book format is gaining appeal for the many benefits the ebook has to offer.