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Glossary

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E-book

A digital version of a book, which can be read online, on an e-reader, or on digital electronic devices.

E-book file

Downloadable electronic version of a book that can be read on e-readers and devices.

E-book format

Several of these support various e-book features such as annotations and multimedia, including EPUB, Mobipocket and KF8 (for Kindle).

E-book pricing

The price at which you decide to sell your e-book for. This can either be decided by you or by your provider.

E-pub

This is a free and open standard for e-books, created by the International Digital Publishing Forum. It is XML-based, vendor independent and can be read by many devices, including the Kobo e-reader and Apple devices.

e-Sentral

An e-book store where users can browse and purchase e-books online.

eBookPie

An e-book store where e-books can be downloaded for iPad, Sony, Nook and other e-readers.

Edition

A version of a text. The text can be revised and updated to create a new edition.

Editor

Someone who works with and determines the final text of a manuscript. They can also commission and acquire books and co-ordinate their publication.

Editorial

A process that involves the text or contents of a book being prepared for publication by correcting, adapting or revising it.

End matter

Material after the main body of the text which may be useful to the reader, including references, appendices and index.

Evaluation Edit

Looking at plot, characters, tone and chances of publication.

Exclusivity

Part of a publishing contract, where under an exclusive license, the author grants to one publisher the right to publish the book in its territories and cannot grant that right to other publishers.

Extent

Number of pages in a book.