E-books are books in digital format that can be read on your computer, reader, cellphone or tablet. E-books have been around for over a decade, but they have become more and more popular these days with the introduction of new devices.
You can also get more information about eBooks at Exponential Progress. This article will give you a basic overview of what you need to know to get started with an eBook:
E-books are available in a variety of formats. You can think of each format as a "variation" or "flavor" of the eBook. The eBook format you need depends on where you want to read the e-book – computers, cell phones, eReaders and more.
Each e-book format can be read with specific software or hardware. Just as a.doc files will only open in Microsoft Word, certain eBook files will only open in the software that created them.
Read on your computer
If you have a Windows computer, you can read almost any eBook format. When you find an e-book that you want to buy or download for free, the website that sells / offers the e-book will tell you which software program is required to open the e-book.
Read on your phone or tablet
If you have a smartphone like an iPhone or an Android phone, you can read e-books with the e-book application. Make sure you get the correct eBook format for this use. Adobe's format is functioning normally.