One common way to capture and present an information product is in an electronic book, or e-book. Unlike a physical book you hold in your hands, an e-book is simply an electronic version of a book that you read on a computer screen, a specialized reader device (Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony e-Reader), or your favorite mobile device (iPad, tablet computer, smartphone, iPod Touch). Because the content of an e-book is stored in an electronic file, you have several options for storing it.
The great thing about an e-book is that you, as the creator, can choose a style for setting it up:
As you put together an e-book, its structure depends on the information you're presenting. Some e-books read like miniature books, with their own tables of contents, indexes, and chapter headings, like the management review e-book shown in Figure 3-2. If your e-book is long, consider breaking the content into clear, easy to-find headings. If your e-book is shorter than a typical chapter, an introductory paragraph is usually sufficient to explain its flow and structure.
Because most people use computer programs such as Microsoft Word to write their documents, ...