What are different book formats good at?

Definition of PUBLISH as it appears in Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary, published in 1755.
To PU’BLISH

1. Publishing, the Web & LibriVox

2. Digital and the book

3. The Formats: paper, fixed ebooks (PDF), reflowable ebooks (EPUB/Kindle), Audiobooks, and webbooks.

4. Paper books

Image of pages from Diamond Sutra 868 AD (British Library, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Diamond Sutra 868 AD (British Library, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons)
Picture of a bookshelf with books on it.
A shelf, with books, in an order that means something to me.

5. Ebooks: PDF, ePub, Kindle, and Audiobooks

Paperback version of “Book Was There”, by Andrew Piper
Paperback version of “Book Was There”, by Andrew Piper
Image of a Kindle with large font settings.
My late night Kindle font settings.

6. Webbooks

Screenshot of the Project Gutenberg version of The Secret Agent.
Project Gutenberg’s webbook of “The Secret Agent”
Screenshot of the Book Info page from the webbook Bumble bees of Unama’ki
The webbook version of Bumble Bees of Unama’ki, on Pressbooks
Screenshot of the chapter Pediatric Resuscitation, from Rosens Encyclopedia of Emergency Medicine.
A medical book on the web. With a PDF of the chapter.

7. Webbooks, beyond reading

8. The Web: What more could we do?

9. Conclusions

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books and/on the web: reb.us, pressbooks.com, librivox.org, iambik.com, and a few other bits & bobs.

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