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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 04-05-2004, 01:43 PM   #1
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Lightbulb eBook, ebook, or e-book?

Ok guys, what do you think is a correct way of writing of the short form of electronic book? Is there any real difference that matters between eBook, ebook, and e-book? And if not, which one of them should be preferred?
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:02 AM   #2
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Well, first it was "e-mail", but it didn't take long to become "email". Similarly, I would guess that "e-book" and "eBook" will shortly devolve into the simplest form, "ebook". Outside of marketing literature, no one uses capitals in the middle of a word, and the "e-" thing is very late-90's...
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True, we lazy typists will all end up typing ebook as it requires the least work...

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Old 04-07-2004, 01:29 PM   #4
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Last year, Oxford has added the word "e-book" in the Oxford dictionaries.
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Old 04-07-2004, 01:45 PM   #5
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Last year, Oxford has added the word "e-book" in the Oxford dictionaries.
****! We've been pre-empted! What do they list for "email/e-mail"?
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Old 04-07-2004, 03:05 PM   #6
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Webster's Collegiate gives "e-book" and "e-mail". Interestingly if in lookup you type "email" or "ebook" you get those listings too. Philippe Radley

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Old 04-08-2004, 11:17 AM   #7
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****! We've been pre-empted! What do they list for "email/e-mail"?
email : n. the system of sending messages by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a network.
v. mail or send using email
ORIGIN: abbrev. of electronic mail

Don't ask me why they choose "email" and "e-book"
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Old 09-30-2004, 08:21 AM   #8
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hoho i just made e-book equal lead :P
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The correct way is: iEBook. Just joking. But looks good.
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It's eBook but doesn't matter you call write it eBook or ebook. We pronounce it e and book.
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