An ebook, also known as an e-book or eBook, is a book publication made available in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on the flat-panel display of computers or other electronic devices. 

  1. A book composed in or converted to digital format for display on a computer screen or handheld device.

Pretty straightforward. An electronic book; an eBook.

But here’s the thing: If an eBook is simply a book in a digital form that, technically, qualifies many things that aren’t actually eBooks. It also doesn’t truly define what makes an eBook an eBook. So what does?

An eBook is a non-editable, reflowable book that is converted to a digital format to be read on any digital device such as computer screens or mobile devices.

To have a better understanding of what an eBook really is, let’s take a look at the characteristics of an eBook.

For starters, eBooks are files that you can read on a digital device – a tablet, smartphone, computer, etc. But again, considering other files can be read on digital devices (i.e. word documents) eBooks have specific characteristics that differentiate them.


Guide Book

The typical one is a guide book. It is a how-to book. It could be 18 rules-to, but it’s a guide. An example of this is:

  • A guide to training your dog how to not pee in the house.
  • 18 rules to raise your children healthy and smart

Again, the guide book or ebook is very simple, quick to write because if you create let us say eight rules then you can have kind of eight chapters, and you finish your book.

2. Tips Book

Another one that is very quick to write.

  • Forty-five tips to saving money on your credit card
  • Forty-five tips to making sure your children grow up healthy

It is very quick because you can create kind of a page or two per item and you just created a very well written book. It could be an 85-page book.

 3. List Book

List book is some kind in connection to ways. An example of this is:

  • 23 ways save money
  • 25 ways film your YouTube videos
  • Thirty ways to save money on your car.

4. Daily Rituals Book

It is a daily habit or routine type of book. It is also really quite easy because these are all number based rates.

If you have a number 18 rules, 45 tips, 223 ways you can also have daily rituals. Let us say Monday to Friday it could be 365 days of kind of the Tao book. Or it could be Monday morning, how to jump-start your day. It could be morning routines for Mondays, or you could do, how to have awesome Fridays and party hard.

As you observed this is more kind of daily related activities because again you’re putting in these numbers and these are very helpful and will be your basis on how to create a very well written ebook.

5. One Big Idea

Seth Godin does this. One big idea books are short something like a book about quitting the purple cow. These kinds of books are easy and quick to write about, especially if you have the content knowledge about know-how information. It focuses on one big central idea. Let’s say you have a blog post that you created and could be turned into a book, get deep into it, create stories and have more substance to it.

6. Q&A

If you have a question and an answer like a FAQ, you can do the same like on lists and tips books or books guide books, but it’s basically in a QA format.

When there is a common question that people would ask then go ahead and answer those questions then create a book out of it. If you have like 15 questions, these questions could be a 15 chapter book.

7. Other experts

You can turn this kind of more into an interview process. Let us say you interview people and the information or the content they provided you can convert that into a book.

An Audio interview maybe turns into a book. The only thing is you need to have the interviewee permission and so on.

When you’re dealing with other experts, go ahead and create the book. You can also summarize some of the interviews that you’ve done let’s say the things that you’ve learned from other experts. Grab that content and extract it from the conversations that you’ve done or the interactions then you’ve got yourself an e-book.


The features and implementation of each eBook is dependent on the publisher. Some eBooks are distributed as Web pages, some are PDF documents, and some older eBooks use the free Adobe Flash player. Many eBooks include help information from the publisher that describes how to use the features that are available for that eBook.

Many eBooks share some of the following characteristics:

  • eBooks generally include the complete text of the printed textbook, along with all figures and illustrations.
  • eBooks usually have a table of contents that you can click to navigate to specific chapters or sections.
  • You can usually search for text in eBooks.
  • You can usually navigate to a specific page number by typing the page number in a text box.
  • You can often bookmark pages in the eBook.
  • You can often add highlighting and notes to the eBook. Your highlighting and notes are saved between sessions and are available to you anytime when you open the eBook.
  • You can usually zoom in and out when viewing the eBook.
  • You can sometimes click on links in the eBook which open media such as videos. Some of these additional media are interactive.
  • You can usually print pages from the eBook.
  • You can sometimes save the eBook to your computer for offline viewing.
  • Some older eBooks require either the free Adobe Reader or the free Adobe Flash Player.
  • You can sometimes use an interactive glossary or click on certain terms in the text to view the glossary definition.
  • Often the eBook will have a toolbar for navigating the eBook and implementing its various features.


Motivational ebooks are the ones that motivates the readers to pursue thier dreams and objectives with vigour and all sense of seriousness.This makes the readers to move to higher levels in life.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

While he gets a bit preachy sometimes, Stephen Covey’s road map for living doesn’t just help you develop better habits. It also convinces you that acquiring them will make you a better person.

Best quote: “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”

9. How to Win Friends & Influence People

Prior to Dale Carnegie’s classic, mixing business relationships with personal relationships was considered a bit underhanded, like nepotism. After Carnegie, business relationships and personal relationships were seen not just as compatible, but as absolutely inseparable.

Best quote: “The unvarnished truth is that almost all the people you meet feel themselves superior to you in some way, and a sure way to their hearts is to let them realize in some subtle way that you recognize their importance, and recognize it sincerely.”

8. Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill interviewed “40 millionaires” to discover the common thought processes and behaviors that had led to their success. His study of these “best practices” was revolutionary in a world where it was largely assumed that great wealth resulted from a combination of greed and luck.

Best quote: “All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.”

7. Awaken the Giant Within

Anthony Robbins is unlike most motivational writers in two ways. First, he treats training the mind and body as a technological challenge rather than moral imperative. Second, he somehow manages to be both an inspirational role model and the most annoying guy on the planet.

Best quote: “If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.”

6. As a Man Thinketh

Motivational books are usually about taking immediate action. By contrast, this 1902 classic by James Allen is a bit more, well, thoughtful. It explains how your thoughts mold your personality, and how that personality drives you to take action and determines the type of action you’ll take.

Best quote: “The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers.”

5. The Greatest Salesman in the World

Far more than just a sales book, Og Mandino’s faux-biblical parable encourages you to live your life to the fullest by believing in yourself and your ability to help others. Required reading for anybody who sells. Which is just about everybody.

Best quote: “I will live this day as if it is my last. This day is all I have and these hours are now my eternity. I greet this sunrise with cries of joy as a prisoner who is reprieved from death. I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day.”

4. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

A big part of motivation is clearing your mind of the clutter that weighs it down. Richard Carlson helps you differentiate between what’s really important–and deserving of your attention–and what’s just “noise in the system.”

Best quote: “Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.”

3. Drive

Motivation comes from the judicious use of carrots and sticks, right? Not so, says author Daniel Pink. His book illustrates the fact that motivation comes from many sources and that, at the highest level of performance, motivation come from your deepest and most profound sense of who you are and want to be.

Best quote: “For artists, scientists, inventors, schoolchildren, and the rest of us, intrinsic motivation–the drive to do something because it is interesting, challenging, and absorbing–is essential for high levels of creativity.”

2. The Power of Positive Thinking

When it was first published, both psychologists and theologians attacked this book as heretical, and accused author Norman Vincent Peale of being a crank. Today, science has verified the book’s basic concept–that being optimistic makes you healthier and happier and thus more likely to succeed.

Best quote: “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”

You can download some of these ebooks here

1.Think and grow rich

2.The power of positive thinking

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