What the heck is an ebook? An ebook is an electronic version of a book; a printed book in digital form or a book originating in digital form.
1) Can I print out your ebooks? Yes. My ebooks contain no restrictions against printing. PDF versions of my ebooks are best for printing, especially my puzzle books and my color picture ebooks for children which also have large black and white pictures at the end of each ebook and are designed for coloring.
2) Do I need one of those iPads or Kindle or similar device to read an ebook? Yes, and No. Some authors may only publish their work for downloading by Kindle owners or iPad owners. Some authors, such as myself, publish our works in various formats for reading on different electronic devices like iPads or smartphones, on your desktop or laptop. I’ve written a list of free ebook readers for desktop or laptops which you may find helpful.
3) Can I print out any ebook? No. It depends upon the device you are using to read the ebook, and also upon any digital rights against printing an ebook may contain. Some authors or book retailers may not allow you to print your ebook. Some authors or book retailers may implement a form of Digital Rights Management (DRM) preventing you from copying or printing.
All my ebooks are DRM free, and the PDF versions are excellent for printing and easy to do so.
4) Is a PDF file an ebook? Yes, and most popular ebook devices will open PDF files for reading. Here is a link to the various types of ebook formats.
5) Can I read a free sample of an ebook? Yes. Most ebook retailers and authors, such as myself, allow readers a free sample of an ebook.
6) Where can I read a free sample or purchase one of your ebooks? Visit your favorite online bookstore or from Smashwords or from my web site. To purchase my ebooks for Kindle devices visit Amazon. NOTE: Smashwords has all my ebooks in mobi format, but due to issues with Amazon in the past I have chosen to list only a few of my works with them.