Guide to eBooks

What is an eBook?

An eBook, also called electronic paper or e-book, is a book in digital format. The term is a contraction of the words “electronic book” and is used to indicate the digital version of any publication.
This file is readable on computers, smartphones, tablets and appropriate digital players, the so-called eReaders.
The content of the eBooks is no different than that of the paper ones, the only thing that changes is the format, which is digital.
The eBook imitating the paper one takes advantage of its digital nature by offering additional features such as the ability to use dictionaries or contextual vocabularies.


+ Clean Air - Paper + Forests

+ Environmentally friendly: it is not to underestimate the different environmental impact of an eBook compared to a printed book (not only less paper consumption but also reduction of the physical flow of goods, from publishers to distributors, shops, etc..).

Always with you

+Accessible by everyone: thanks to their digital format eBooks take up little space and can be transported anywhere, digital players may contain up to thousands of eBooks and are small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket; eBooks can be purchased and downloaded immediately at home, any time of day or night, and from anywhere in the world; another aspect, very much appreciated by the elderly or middle-aged, is the possibility to enlarge or reduce the font size of the eBook so that it becomes easier to read.

+ Inexpensive: compared to a printed book its eBook version usually has a lower cost. In addition, many eBooks which are no longer subject to copyright are available for free.