What Is an eBook?

What is an eBook and how does it work? Today we’ll give you our best and most concise answer and show you how easy it is for you to create your own eBook.  ► Download beautiful eBook templates with Envato Elements: https://elements.envato.com/graphic-templates/ebook+template?utm_campaign=yt_tutsplus_bTgqPaQkqSM&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=youtube.com&utm_content=description

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The term eBook is short for electronic book. Just like paper books, eBooks consist of text and/or images, but unlike paper books, these words and/or images are stored in electronic format in different file types like .epub and .mobi.  

To read an eBook, you must download the file to a digital device such as an Amazon Kindle, computer, tablet or phone, which will display the eBook file contents on the screen.

All eBook reading apps are designed to restrict the reader from making any kind of changes to the original file, so eBooks are non-editable. However, readers can usually add notes and highlighting on top of the original file in the same way that readers of paper books can. eBooks have the advantage over paper books of access to a built in dictionary also features like hyperlinks which enable easy navigation between chapters.

Another important characteristic of eBooks is that they are reflowable. This means they can adapt their presentation according to the device you read it on to fit your screen perfectly, a similar concept to responsive websites that adjust according to your screen size. 

Now that we’ve covered the first question: ‘What is an eBook and how does it work’, watch the video to learn how to make an eBook.

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