I’m pretty sure Apple ruined me. After the iPod, iPhone and iPad, I think everything techie needs a small letter before a capital.
I’ve been writing eBook and eReader since I can remember ever referencing the technology. So, for all of that time, I’ve written them incorrectly.
The correct method of referencing an electronic, non-paper book, is e-book, according to Associated Press Style.
For example, I typically read fiction writing in e-books.
Or, if you want to get really crazy, I typically read fiction e-books via iBook.
Did I just blow your mind? Yep. Mine too.
Along those same lines, you read e-books on an e-reader, according to AP Style.
For example, I do most of my reading on an e-reader.
Unless, of course, I’m being honest and specific, then I would write: I do most of my reading on my iPhone or iPad.
Goodness! No wonder I can’t keep it all straight.
Just to rehash, unless it’s an Apple product, it has the letter e (for electronic), followed by a dash and the lowercase general term.
If it’s an Apple product, it starts with a lowercase i, followed by the item name.
However, if an Apple product name falls at the beginning of a sentence, you capitalize the first two letters.
For example, IPhone 6 looks pretty cool.
Now go forth and use words correctly!