e-Publishing is also referred as electronic publishing or digital publishing or online publishing. It includes the digital publication of ebooks, digital magazines, and the development of digital libraries and catalogues.
It differs from traditional publishing in two ways:
(i) It does not include using an offset printing press to print the final product.
(ii) It avoids the distribution of a physical product (e.g., paper books, paper magazines, or paper newspapers).
Main advantages of e-Publishing are as follows:
- Digital publication products are easy to produce and edit.
- Digital publication products can be made available immediately on the Internet.