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An overview of electronic books: a bibliography

Chennupati K. Ramaiah (Division of Information Studies, School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 February 2005




The purpose is to bring together all bibliographic references of the published literature on electronic books (e‐books) and related technologies in one source so that it will save time for others in conducting literature searches and reviewing the developments.


The information included in this bibliography is collected systematically from all the published sources in the world such as journal articles, conference papers, conference proceedings, books, reports and PhD theses on e‐books until the last quarter of 2004. Mainly it covers e‐books, e‐books publishing, the impact of e‐books on different types of users, e‐book publishing techniques and trends, e‐book user interfaces and other technologies related to e‐publications.


As computer usage continues to grow exponentially, the desire of users to use electronic publications (e‐publications) has also increased tremendously. This has led to the publication of materials in electronic form as e‐publications on both CD‐ROMs and web. The e‐book is one of the several forms of e‐publications and its popularity has been growing steadily for the past decade.


This bibliography will be useful to all researchers conducting research in any areas related to e‐books and e‐book publishing.



Ramaiah, C.K. (2005), "An overview of electronic books: a bibliography", The Electronic Library, Vol. 23 No. 1, pp. 17-44.



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