An e-book or electronic book is a work (a book or magazine) that can be read on a computer, touch pad or specific e-reader (such as Amazon's Kindle).
e-readers are sometimes incorrectly called e-book, for short. e-Reader is also the brand name of a card reader manufactured by Nintendo, designed for its Game Boy Advance games console.
An e-book is therefore a computer file written in various formats, of which the copying and reading are technologically limited to protect copyright.
The Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, the latest in the Kindle range, electronic book pioneer. © Amazon