In order to read an Ebook, you need to have three basic things. An ebook file containing the ebook you want to read. A hardware device to read it on and software for that device that can display the ebook you want to read. Whether it is a simple text file on a PC or a compressed document format on a handheld device there are a lot of different formats that books are stored in. Knowing which one you should use can be confusing. There are different formats for different computing platforms, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. To make it even more confusing, not all formats and platforms are compatible either.Click one of the links below to read more about the formats for that platform.