What Is An eBook?
A Digital Historian is distinguished from other historians only by the end product they create. That product is an electronic document commonly referred to as an “eBook”.
The beauty of creating an eBook is that it allows the author to create a layered, web-enabled, multi-media, content-rich product, highly adjustable to readers' preferences and can be made available on multiple distribution platforms.
As such, an eBook is generally much shorter in length than a normal hard copy book, and while it can still be printed by the reader in paper form, it will lose some of the inherent benefits of the highly interactive
electronic document it is.
By opening an “eBook” on any internet-connected mobile phone, tablet, computer, or smart TV, the reader will be exposed to the author's first layer of information they wish to convey.
That layer contains the pertinent information the author wants you to know while piquing your interest through its content to make you want to go deeper to learn more.
The power of eBooks comes from the author’s ability to embed “links” and other content into their document, which allows the reader to instantly “drill down” for more information as desired.
An unopened eBook sits there quietly as “bits & bytes” floating around somewhere in hyperspace, quietly resting as an “offline” website.
It is not downloaded to your device.
You can flip through pages and expand the font size to your comfort level with your fingers on mobile devices or using your computer mouse.
It doesn’t collect dust sitting on a bookshelf.
It does not require killing trees to exist.
It only wakes up and becomes a book when opened and read by you.
And, new versions or updates made by me become instantaneously available the next time you open one of my eBooks.