NOTE: Just to prove that I do use the technology that I write about, this article is available in EPUB format at: https://www.dropbox.com/l/bn8LQ7YkatecXvebDWVWA9. It is available free of charge to everyone, Plus Edition subscribers and non-subscribers alike. However, you will need an ebook reader that will read EPUB files in order to view it. (As mentioned in the article, Amazon's popular Kindle is the one ereader that cannot read EPUB documents.)
The instructions for downloading an EPUB file to your ereader will vary widely from one ereader to another. You need to consult the instructions for your ereader to learn how to read EPUB articles available on various web sites.
Would you like to have your genealogy book or your society's newsletter available as an ebook publication? There is a huge reading audience that is taking advantage of the many convenient mobile reading devices on the market now. The popularity of these devices for reading books, newspapers, and magazines continues to explode. The reading public seems to love them, and the people who publish the ebooks definitely love the low cost of publishing this way. You could be one of those publishers.
Of course, you can also continue to publish in whatever format you already use: DOC, TXT, HTML, PDF, or any other format. You can use EPUB files as a second publishing method, allowing your readers to choose the format they prefer.
Put into the right format, your genealogy book or your society's newsletter can easily be read on any of the many available ebook readers, including iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Barnes & Noble Nook, the Sony Reader, Kobo eReader, iRex Digital Reader, Archos, and many other ebook readers. The "secret" is to publish the document in EPUB format. With the tools described in this article, that is easy to do.