What are eBooks
What are eBooks
E-books are now becoming a hot product.
What is an e-book?
At present, the domestic academic community as well as the community initially identified e-books as: "e-books represent digital publications read by people, thus distinguishing them from traditional publications with paper as the carrier, e-books are the use of computer technology will be a certain amount of text, pictures, sound, images, and other information, recorded in a digital way in the optical, electrical, magnetic as the medium of the device with the help of a specific equipment to read, copy, and transmit."
E-books are composed of three elements
1E-book's content, which is mainly a book produced in a special format that can be distributed over a wired or wireless network, usually organized by a specialized website.
2 E-book readers, which include desktop personal computers, personal handheld digital devices IPAD, specialized electronic devices, such as "Hanlin e-book".
3 e-book reading software, such as ADOBE's AcrobatReader, Glassbook's Glassbook, Microsoft's MicrosoftReader, Superstar's SReader and so on. As you can see, both the content of e-books, reading devices, or e-book reading software, and even web publishing are all titled as e-books.
The main formats of e-books are PDF, EXE, CHM, UMD, PDG, JAR, PDB, TXT, BRM and so on, and at present, many popular mobile devices are supported by their reading formats. The common e-book formats for mobile terminals are UMD, JAR, TXT. E-books portable, easy to use, high-capacity features are very suitable for modern life, digital copyright trade and the development of Internet technology, so that users of e-books can conveniently buy more books at a lower price, laying the foundation for the popularity of e-books.
According to the U.S. Consumer Electronics Association data, the e-reader market last year, revenue growth of 265%, is one of the fastest growing * products. U.S. Amazon.com issued a statement on January 26, 2010, said the 25th Christmas Day, Amazon.com's e-book sales ** more than paper books, its e-book reader Kindle has also become the site's history of the most sold gift goodies.
In addition, Japan and South Korea's Sony, Samsung, China's Han Wang, Founder, Datang Mobile have entered the e-book market. But the hot e-book market is still internal and external problems, and there are many variables in its future.
Although the current e-book market is fired, but still facing internal and external problems. In the long run, e-books may only be a flash in the pan, flocking to e-book manufacturing enterprises will encounter a serious crisis.