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View Poll Results: What is the right short form of 'electronic book'?
eBook 37 21.26%
ebook 89 51.15%
e-book 27 15.52%
none of them 3 1.72%
The blue one next to the fish 18 10.34%
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:51 PM   #31
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Putting a capital letter in the middle of a word is never correct, as far as I'm concerned, although I'll grudgingly give in in a few cases of trademarks or other proper nouns. What are they going to do if they want to start a sentence with it?
You still use eBook (with the lowercase e) if you are to start a sentence using it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:11 PM   #32
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It's eBook or pBook. Those are the terms to correctly use with the correct capitalization.
I'm curious. Who made you the final arbiter? Because, I seemed to have missed that voting process.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:12 PM   #33
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Since german publishing houses try to charge 90% of the price of the printed book for the manuscript, I prefer to call it manuscript and not ebook anymore.

You can't print it, you can't save your annontations, you don't own it, it gets destroyed and worthless after you're dead, you can't give it to your friends - so it's not a book.

Actually it's quite the opposite of a book.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:46 AM   #34
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Last year, Oxford has added the word "e-book" in the Oxford dictionaries.
bastards! should of been ebook.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:31 AM   #35
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:16 AM   #36
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The correct word is...

eBook

New to eBooks.com? <--- ebooks.com
WHAT'S HOT IN eBOOKS <--- booksamillion.com/ebooks
eBooks: Romance, Mystery: eBook store: <--- www.booksonboard.com
eBook Readers - eBook Readers & Accessories <--- Amazon.com
Harlequin eBook Store <--- ebooks.eharlequin.com
Sample eBook Library <--- adobe.com
eBook Readers <-- ectaco.com
eBook Search - Free Books for iBooks and other eBook readers <--- itunes.apple.com
eBook Free eBooks:: Reader Store <--- ebookstore.sony.com
Top 50 eBooks <--- kobobooks.com
NOOK Book (eBook) <--- barnesandnoble.com

Need I go on? I think not.
All those are examples where the word would be capitalised (note all the other capitalised words), or is a proper name (eBooks.com).

Where the word is not capitalised, I would always now use ebook. (My preferred choice of e.book never did catch on, although it's clearly the 'correct' form, as the e is an abbreviation for electronic.)
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:14 AM   #37
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Who cares? That's like saying it doesn't matter if you vote Republican, Democratic, or Independent. That's like saying it makes no difference if you dip or sprinkle. Who cares? You might as well say either pc OR Mac is fine.

Who cares? Sheesh!

I vote for this, kill em all, let the gawds sort em out.

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Old 01-05-2013, 12:08 AM   #39
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Last year, Oxford has added the word "e-book" in the Oxford dictionaries.
And last year, Oxford got it wrong. eBook does not have a dash in it.

Most of the people who actually deal with selling/making eBooks use the word eBook, not e-book. So every Oxford dictionary sold since e-book was added has a mistake in it.
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I prefer e'Bo'ok.
... or was that a fantasy novel character?
That's Klingon for eBook.
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Language changes and now allows eBook and pBook.
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The correct form is, of course, "e-book". As people are lazy, it will soon enough become ebook.

eBook seems to be a bastardization that has evolved because people see that "ebook" just doesn't look right. It's "ehbook" for crying out loud.
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The correct form is, of course, "e-book". As people are lazy, it will soon enough become ebook.

eBook seems to be a bastardization that has evolved because people see that "ebook" just doesn't look right. It's "ehbook" for crying out loud.
ehBook is the Canadian misspelling of eBook.

The correct form has no dash. I gave plenty of example of eBook being used in a professional capacity.
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ehBook is the Canadian misspelling of eBook.

The correct form has no dash. I gave plenty of example of eBook being used in a professional capacity.
I can find hundreds of examples of people using "irregardles." I'm still going to say they're wrong.

Furthermore, having worked around marketing types a fair bit, I wouldn't let them be the final arbiters. They have, at best, a loose grasp on language, reality, and the truth. They love exclamation marks and arbitrary capitalization, though.
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I can find hundreds of examples of people using "irregardles." I'm still going to say they're wrong.

Furthermore, having worked around marketing types a fair bit, I wouldn't let them be the final arbiters. They have, at best, a loose grasp on language, reality, and the truth. They love exclamation marks and arbitrary capitalization, though.
But in this case, the marketing types know better.
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