What does "eBook format" and "audiobook format" mean? Last Updated: Jun 01, 2017 Views: 27
What does "eBook format" and "audiobook format" mean?
Books and sound recordings have to be translated into strings of numbers (or "digits") in order for computers and devices to understand them. This is why eBooks and downloadable audiobooks are also called "digital books."
Devices talk to the Internet - and to each other - in specific patterns and sequences, sort of like electronic languages. These electronic languages are called "formats." A print book might be available in German, Russian or English, depending on the language you speak. A digital book, however, needs to be in a language your device speaks in order to download.
So which format is best?
It depends on the type of device you have. To get library digital books, you will need an app that is designed to work with your device. The app will protect copyright, and also tell your device how to download books, and how the books should look or sound on your device.
Which eBook and audiobook formats does the library use?
- OverDrive MP3 audio
- You can also read or listen without downloading with OverDrive Read and OverDrive Listen.
- OneClick EPUB
- OneClick MP3 audio
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Last Updated: Jun 01, 2017 Views: 27