Index What is Ebook? Device vs Platform (Hardware vs Software) How do we start? 2
What is Ebook? An electronic book (also e-book, ebook, digital book) is a text and image-based publication in digital form produced on, published by, and readable on computers or other digital devices The Oxford Dictionary of English defines the e-book as "an electronic version of a printed book"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBook 3
What is Ebook? Ebook is not a new concept! Started since 1970s The trend boosts by Apple and Amazon (Kindle) 4
Device vs Platform (Hardware vs Software) Device Kindle iPad/iPhone/iPod - Apple Nook - Barnes & Noble Sony Reader Android - Google 5
Device vs Platform (Hardware vs Software) Platform Kindle iBook Google eBook 6
How do we start? Publish a Book to the Apple iBook Store Get a book into the iBooks compatible EPUB format Get the following ready: a US tax ID (social security number or EIN), valid iTunes account with credit card on filehttp://osxdaily.com/2010/08/29/how-to-publish-an-ibook-to-the-apple-ibookstore/ 22
How do we start? Convert a file to EPUBhttp://osxdaily.com/2010/08/12/convert-to-epub/http://www.tuaw.com/2010/01/31/all-about-epub-the-ebook-standard-for-apples-ibookstore/ 23
References eBook format http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats 24
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