EBooks - How Did They Begin?
It is said that in 1993 Peter James published his book on a floppy and this one stands to be one of the earliest samples. It did create a big stir. Masses claimed that the electronic version might kill the novels. In spite of the uproar, according to James it did sell many copies. The eBook was called ‘Host’ – it was a story of a scientist.
While eBooks are actual texts, the device that makes reading this text possible is called as an e-reader. The world’s first automated reader is said to have been invented by Angela Ruiz Robles. She was a teacher. She wanted to free her students from carrying heavy books. Hence she found a way to reduce the load. Unfortunately, she never could manage to get a patent for it, Buy Rent Ebooks Online India.
The invention of internet was a huge step in the world of eBooks. In 1971, Micheal Hart a student of University of Illinois was given some time on the computer in the lab, those were the Arpanet days. He entered some text in the system and made it available for others to download. This is was one of the first instances where people understood that computers can be used to share text as well.
Later in 1987 a company called East Gate Systems published a book called Afternoon by Micheal Joyce which was the first hypertext fiction. It was available for purchase on a floppy disk. In 1993 Bibliobytes started selling eBooks on internet. In 1999 American publishers Simon & Schuster became the first publishers to print titles in eBook and print format & Buy E Books Online India.
In the year 2000, Glassbook eBook reader, a free software was launched. Later in the same year Microsoft launched Microsoft reader. A year later Adobe launched an updated version of Glassbook, where people could underline, take notes and bookmark.
As of today, eBooks have definitely come a long way.
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