The many ways to read digital books (plus a poll on reading habits)

I am prefacing this post with a bit of commentary on terminology. I used the term ‘digital book’ in the title because I’m not 100% certain what the most accepted convention is when replacing ‘digital’ with ‘e’. Is it e-book, or ebook, or eBook? No one seems to be able to agree:

  • This article favours ‘eBook’
  • This article observes that British publications tend to use ‘ebook’ and American publications tend to use ‘e-book’
  • This article says that the expert style guides endorse the hyphenated version but expects that the hyphen will eventually disappear

What’s a writer to pick?? For the sake of consistency, I’m going to settle on Continue reading