What is an eBook?
An eBook is an electronic book that can be read on tablets,
computers, and smartphones. Many of these devices use e-reader applications
for viewing books in specific formats.
Popular eBook formats
An open standard format that can be read by many e-readers including Google Play Books, Firefox EPUBReader, B&N Nook, Kobo eReader, and Apple iBooks
A fixed-layout format supported by nearly all modern e-readers
An Amazon proprietary format to be read on Kindle Fire devices using the Kindle app
An Apple proprietary format to be read on iPad devices using the iBooks app