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Self Publishing and Advancement of eBook Technology

Self Publishing and Advancement of eBook Technology

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Updates on self publishing especially for newbies who wish to explore journalism and exploit the new ebook technology of tomorrow
Updates on self publishing especially for newbies who wish to explore journalism and exploit the new ebook technology of tomorrow

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SELF PUBLISHING
2011
PREPARED BY : RoY & Tsabit 
CONTENTS1.
Introduction
 2.
History
 3.
Explanations and Meanings
 4.
Converting File Formats
 5.
eReading Device
 6.
Advantages and Disadvantages
 7.
Features and Technology
 8.
Recommendation
 9.
References
 
 
 
SELF PUBLISHING
2011
PREPARED BY : RoY & Tsabit 
1 Acknowledgement
First of all we want to say thanks in respect and salutation to the
organizer of the “Come and Read Campaign” who
has given us the opportunityto compile the following information on the latest development of selfpublishing and advancement of ebook technology for all potential writers andpublisher who wish to explore in these area.
Note : All picture and logos displayed belong to respective producers. This ebookdoes not claim any copyright to them. Copyright infringement is not intended. Theinformation displayed here are strictly informational for students for educational interestuse for general knowledge. The compilation is Not meant for sales . If we haveunintentionally offended any party, please accept our apology
 
 
SELF PUBLISHING
2011
PREPARED BY : RoY & Tsabit 
2 History
An electronic book (also e-book, ebook, digital book) is a text and image-basedpublication in digital form produced on, published by, and readable on computers orother digital devices. Sometimes the equivalent of a conventional printedbook,e-bookscan also be born digital. TheOxford Dictionary of English defines the e-book as "anelectronic version of a printed book, but e-books can and do exist without any printedequivalent. E-books are usually read on dedicatedhardwaredevices known as e-Readers or e-book devices. Personal computers and some cell phones can also beused to read e-books.
 
Among the earliest general e-books were those inProject Gutenberg,in 1971.An early e-book implementation were the desktop prototypes for a proposed notebookcomputer, the Dynabook, in the 1970s atPARC,which would be a general-purposeportable personal computer including reading books.Early e-books were generally written for specialty areas and a limited audience,meant to be read only by small and devoted interest groups. The scope of the subjectmatter of these e-books included technical manuals for hardware, manufacturingtechniques and other subjects. In the 1990s, the general availability oftheInternetmade transferring electronic files much easier, including e-books.Numerous e-book formats emerged and proliferated, some supported by major softwarecompanies such asAdobewith itsPDFformat, and others supported by independent and open-source programmers. Multiple readers followed multiple formats, most ofthem specializing in only one format, and thereby fragmenting the e-book market evenmore. Due to exclusiveness and limited readerships of e-books, the fractured market ofindependents and specialty authors lacked consensus regarding a standard forpackaging and selling e-books.E-books continued to gain in their own underground markets. Many e-bookpublishers began distributing books that were in thepublic domain.At the same time,authors with books that were not accepted by publishers offered their works online sothey could be seen by others. Unofficial (and occasionally unauthorized) catalogs ofbooks became available over the web, and sites devoted to e-books begandisseminating information about e-books to the public.U.S. Libraries began providing free e-books to the public in 1998 through their web sitesand associated services,although the e-books were primarily scholarly, technical orprofessional in nature, and could not be downloaded. In 2003, libraries began offeringfree downloadable popular fiction and non-fiction e-books to the public, launching an e-book lending model that worked much more successfully for public libraries.The number

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