: a book composed in or converted to digital format for display on a computer screen or handheld device

Examples of e-book in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The struggle of Korean bookstores, serving a relatively small market of Korean speakers and Korean language learners, mirrors that of mainstream bookstores, amid the rise of e-books and online ordering. Ashley Ahn, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024 The business quickly expanded, offering courses, workshops, and e-books for independent proofreaders and generating up to $300,000 in monthly revenue. Lien De Pau, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Additionally, the purchase comes with a free e-book about potty training that can be used to help assist with the process for both parents and kids alike. Casey Clark, Parents, 9 Feb. 2024 Charge every phone, tablet, e-book reader, and laptop. Anthony De Leon, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 In the third quarter of 2023, the company’s most recent earnings report, Amazon made just over $10 billion from its subscription services unit, which includes Prime and other non-Amazon Web Services subscription services in digital video, audiobooks, digital music, and e-books. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 30 Jan. 2024 To help demystify matters, the Sacramento Public Library continues to offer free hands-on training classes on the use of electronic readers and other e-devices, as well as e-books and audiobooks. Allen Pierleoni -, Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 His four e-books about travel are available at Amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and www.smashwords.com/author/robertjenkins. Robert N. Jenkins, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 For the first time, Apple is now required by law to let apps point you to their websites to buy a digital news subscription, an e-book or another digital purchase. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of e-book was in 1988

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“E-book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/e-book. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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: a book composed in or converted to a digital format for display on a computer screen or handheld device

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