A book distributed in an electronic format such as a text file
(the normally expected format), pdf
, or Palm Doc. Ligitimate etexts, are electronic versions of books sold by publishers
, distributed by the author
who has retained the electronic distribution rights
(eg, The Hacker Crackdown
by Bruce Sterling
), or made available in electronic libraries such as Project Gutenberg
. Illigitimate etexts take the form of OCR
'd novels, distributed on FTP
and web pages. Etexts are great things if you have a palmtop. I've heard of many people using Palms
for reading etexts, and the 200LX
has a program (Vertical Reader
) written for this purpose.
There's some etexts on E2. Soft link 'em bellow I suppose.