Sony Reader Store to Close on 20th March

It is now more than a month since Sony announced their plan to close the Sony Reader Store  in the U.S. and Canada and it is only a few days until the closure takes place. Here is a quick heads up for those who need to take any further action. It is sad to see […]

The 5 Main Ebook Formats

There are so many different ebook formats in existence that trying to get your ebook into every possible format isn’t practical. However it is a good idea to make your ebook available in the most popular ebook formats. But first a little history. Ebooks have already been around for a while. In the early days […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Ebooks

This week I launched my new guide to (reading) ebooks, “The Beginner’s Guide to Ebooks“. While this is not a guide to writing ebooks it will be helpful to those writers who don’t really understand about ebooks. The book explains the answers to many questions people have including: What is an ebook? What ebook formats […]

What is the Epub Format?

Epub is a free and open ebook standard for formatting ebooks. The name Epub comes from “electronic publication”. Epub files have the extension .epub. With the exception of Amazon the major ebook stores including Apple iBookstore, Sony Reader Store and Barnes & Noble Ebookstore are primarily publishing ebooks in the epub format. Ebooks in the […]