What is a e-book?

The Oxford Dictionary of English defines:
ebook = an electronic version of a printed book, which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device.

Some current devices:

  • kindle
  • e-reader (ebpu format)
  • smartphone
  • ipad, iphone

The Oxford Companion to the Book defines:
An electronic book (variously, e-book, ebook, digital book) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, and produced on, published through, and readable on computers or other electronic devices.

Nothing else?

The hype about e-books forgets, that E-books can and do exist without any printed equivalent.

The Libroid

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