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Old 01-09-2013, 06:35 AM   #100
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Originally Posted by QuantumIguana View Post
I prefer e-book, but it doesn't matter what I prefer. I think ebook will likely become standard, with eBook being virtually certain to be dropped.
The assumption that a single standard will emerge may be flawed. Electronic formats for novels are knee deep in the mainstream now, and opinions on nomenclature remain divided. While I would say "ebook" is already acceptable, I don't see it replacing "e-book" on sites aspiring to journalism and even "eBook" will likely persist on sites mainly interested in variegating their typeface.

There's no necessity driving sites to adopt a single standard, and as e-books as a category become less controversial, there's less necessity to refer to format at all except when expressly distinguishing from physical media.
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