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Transcript of Ebook
(e-book; electronic book; digital book...)
What is an ebook?
An electronic book- a text- and image-based publication in digital form;
Produced on, published by, and readable on computers or other digital devices;
Includes multimedia (sound, images, film/video/animated graphics).
During 2011 alone ebook sales grew 117% over the year;
In 2012, 23% of all Americans over 16 read an ebook. Up from 15% in 2011.
•Between 2011 and 2012, the percentage of Americans who owned either a tablet or e-reader rose from 18% to 33%.
It's estimated that eBook sales came in at just under 970 million in 2011;
Children’s ebooks were up 120% in 2012 to $233 million.
Apabi Reader Blio Bluefire Reader
DL Reader eBookMobi i2Reader iBooks Kindle Kobo eBooks Marvin MegaReader
ShuBook Stanza uBooks Marvin- for ipad Calibre
Adobe Digital Editions EPUBReader for Firefox
Blio Chrome Reader Cool Reader EPUB File ReaderComic Book Reader e-Pustak Reader Readers store Plucker Stanza Desktop
Mobi and KF8
EPUB (short for electronic publication) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Files have the extension .epub.
Some Epub 3 specifications:
CSS 2.1 and 3
TrueType and WOFF
Ebook production systems:
Fancy and simple
People are already spending a lot of time in front of their computers, so why not read and ebook, instead of doing something else?
An open-source editor for EPUB e-books
"Drawing on your <canvas>"
Of course there is no reason to think that in the near future the only place we will see printed books is the museum. There is times when hard copy can‘t be beat. But ebooks and printed books will live together side by side for sure...
More students are reading ebooks, and a majority of students prefere to read ebook rather than print;
Digital textbooks will surpass the 25 percent of overall sales by 2015;
2 bilion in South Korea is investing to make sure that all text books are digital by 2015;
Tablet ownership among college students has more than tripled from 2010 to 2011;
31% of readers aged 18-29 have read an eBook in the past 12 months, up from 25% in 2011...
ebooks readers for Windows:
Adobe Digital Editions
Book Bazaar (Windows8)...
ebook readers for Android:
Helicon Books EPUB3 reader
ebook readers for iOs:
Gitden EPUB3 Book Reader...
The free software that allows you to grab content off the web into your eBook reader
Grab a page
Writer2ePub (W2E) is an extension for OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice which allows you to create an ePub file from any file format that Writer can read.
"The Oxford Companion to the Book"