E-book is the short term for electronic book which are read on hardware such as personal computers, tablets and mobile phones. It is simply writing a book which is in digital form that may contain text and images.
E-book publishing is a very rewarding niche. Experts in their field publish useful information. I have been asked many times, why, with all the information available on the net, there is a need for e-books on niches. The answer is very simple: time. We are overloaded for information; therefore people are willing to pay for useful, relevant information about the topic they are interested in. I would not have being writing this blog if it wasn’t for e-books J
E-books come from different format, the most popular ones are the PDF which requires the Acrobat Reader and can be downloaded from Adobe for free. Another format is in HTML format which can be vied on your desktop, laptop and several e-books devices. There are also in Microsoft LIT which can be read through the installation of the Microsoft Reader on your hardware.
Latest E-book Reader Devices
Kindle Fire HD – by Amazon, 7” HD display, strong battery life, Dolby audio, dual-band dual-antenna Wi-Fi, 16GB or 32GB.
Kindle Touch – by Amazon, 6” screen, stores 3000 books, Wi-Fi, long battery life, built-in stereo speakers that allows you to listen to audio books and MP3.
Nook Simple Touch – by Barnes and Noble, best text display even in bright sun, long battery life, built-in Wi-Fi, free Nook support in-store.
Nook Tablet – by Barnes and Noble, best for reading and entertainment, Millions of books, magazines, comics, game applications, 1GB RAM, expandable memory up to 32GB, free Nook support in-store.
Some Benefits of E-books
No shipping costs they are delivered instantly, you can purchase or download through the net and no need to go to a bookstore to be able to buy them.
Able to search for the specific information you need and able to print them immediately.
They are very portable, they don’t need to take a big space in bringing hundreds or thousands of book, just storing them in a CDs and other storage device, in your computer, notebook or any reading devices
Through the use of reading devices, your reading experience can be improved, from the size of the text to its brightness or darkness.
They are very interactive that may contain audio and animations
Very easy to sell and distribute
Even there are so many things that will be beneficial, there are other things need to be considered like, e-books reading devices are more expensive compare to physical paper books, e-books can cause eye constraints, they need extra care in storing their might be file loss if not handled properly and mostly not all books that you want would be available in e-books.
I will expand this niche on future posts such as Kindle Publishing , Clickbank Marketing and Product Creation.