We tend to get the odd emails from visitors who have not heard about eBooks before.
If you know what a eBook is then please close this eBook help window now. If you don't know what an eBook is, or aren't sure what exactly you will be purchasing here, please keep reading!
eBooks are becoming very common and in many areas they are starting to replace traditional books. Nowadays travel guides, how-to books, maps and many other reading materials are appearing in eBook format and according to an article by Amazon.com in August 2012 - "E-Book Sales Surpass Printed Books". Amazon now sells 114 electronic books for every 100 printed ones.
An eBook is simply an electronic book. It is a file, normally a PDF, that you download to your computer and then print out or just leave on your laptop. Once you have downloaded the eBook it lives on your computer or external hard drive and you can open and read it or print it whenever you like.
An eBook has many advantages over traditional books....
If you would prefer a hard copy then you will need a printer to print the eBook and some folder or binder to put it into. (Though some people just clip the pages together with a large paper clip or bulldog clip and leave it at that.) If you are visiting only certain camps then you won't need to print out the whole eBook but just the pages that relate to the areas or camps that you will be staying in.
At the end of the day the real value of a guide book is in the information and not in the nice hard cover, so the eBook is the better deal. Plus, when you are on safari you don't want to lug around big, heavy books!
Lower price, instant delivery, fresh information, no extra space and weight, full money back guarantee. That's hard to beat!