E-book conversion

An electronic book, also known as an e-book or eBook, is a book publication made available in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on the flat-panel display of computers or other electronic devices.[1] Although sometimes defined as "an electronic version of a printed book", some e-books exist without a printed equivalent. E-books can be read on dedicated e-reader devices, but also on any computer device that features a controllable viewing screen, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

In the 2000s, there was a trend of print and e-book sales moving to the Internet, where readers buy traditional paper books and e-books on websites using e-commerce systems. With print books, readers are increasingly browsing through images of the covers of books on publisher or bookstore websites and selecting and ordering titles online; the paper books are then delivered to the reader by mail or another delivery service. With e-books, users can browse through titles online, and then when they select and order titles, the e-book can be sent to them online or the user can download the e-book. By the early 2010s, e-books had begun to overtake hardcover by overall publication figures in the U.S.

The main reasons for people buying e-books are possibly lower prices, increased comfort (as they can buy from home or on the go with mobile devices) and a larger selection of titles. With e-books, "[e]electronic bookmarks make referencing easier, and e-book readers may allow the user to annotate pages. Although fiction and non-fiction books come in e-book formats, technical material is especially suited for e-book delivery because it can be [electronically] searched" for keywords. In addition, for programming books, code examples can be copied. The amount of e-book reading is increasing in the U.S.; by 2014, 28% of adults had read an e-book, compared to 23% in 2013. This is increasing, because by 2014 50% of American adults had an e-reader or a tablet, compared to 30% owning such devices in 2013.


E-book Conversion: Reaching More Readers in More Places than Ever Before Expand Your Reach

Expand the reach of your title and create a new revenue stream with Sheridan’s eBook Conversion services. Convert your books and journals into electronic formats and give your readers the option of choosing where and how they read, be it print or electronic, at home or on the go. Sheridan converts files to popular formats (including ePub, MobiPocket, eBook PDF, and XML) that are compatible with today’s leading eBook readers, tablets, mobile devices, and computers.

Conversion Made Easy

Several options exist for converting your titles. You may send us new files, files from previously printed titles, or have your files converted in conjunction with a Sheridan print job. No matter which method you choose, converting your files has never been easier.

Convert. Distribute. Done.

With Sheridan’s eBook Conversion services you own the files. You can sell them on your website or send them to third party retailers. Sheridan offers several distribution options to help you sell your eBooks directly to consumers from your own website through our Sheridan Connect and Publisher Connect platforms.