Cloud:
It refers to a service on the internet, where files and eBooks can be stored. It has derived its essence from the concept of cloud computing.

Discovery:
It is a very important term in eBook publishing. In simple words, it is a parameter which marks the discoverability of an eBook. The more discoverable your book is, more popular it becomes.

DRM:
It is digital Rights Management. It is a copy protection technology that makes it difficult to print or duplicate an eBook.

EBook:
An acronym for electronic book. Books that can be read on electronic devices such as the Kindle, iPads, smart phone and several other e-reading devices.

EPUB:
It is an open industry standard eBook format. No single company owns it. Almost every retailer sells EPUB books with the exception of Amazon.

ISBN:
It stands for International standard Book Number. It is a unique 13 digit number given to every book. Now, eBooks also have an ISBN. It helps to accurately track and identify your book.

MOBI/PRC:
It is an eBook format used by Amazon’s Kindle device.

PDF:
It stands for Portable Document Format. It was created by Adobe in the early 90’s and till date is the most popular eBook format.

RTF:
It is Rich Text Format. It is also a popular text format, especially when you want to read on your digital notebooks. It was designed by Smashwords.

Smashwords:
It is an eBook publication and distribution platform.