Federal Judge Overrules My Preferred Way of Spelling Digital Book

I noticed yesterday that U.S. District Judge Denise Cote spelled the word for digital book differently than the way I thought was correct. When Ken Clark and I founded E-Books for Troops two years ago, our research indicated that “e-book” was the proper spelling, and it’s still the first listing at Wikipedia.  Judge Cote chose “eBook.”

I actually like her choice better. It’s cleaner without the hyphen, and the capital “B” gives the word authority. So from here on, until I’m overruled by a higher court, I will spell the word “eBook.”

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  1. Tony Roberts wrote:

    As editors, we worry, and disagree, about these evolving spellings all the time. We’re currently using eBook. The most important thing, of course, is consistency within a single publication.

    Posted 23 May 2012 at 9:41 am
  2. Tom Welch wrote:

    Just be consistent!!!

    Posted 23 May 2012 at 11:43 am

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