An e-book was an e-text that formed the digital media equivalent of conventional printed book. It completely supplanted the older variant, becoming quite popular in several states of the Velara Galaxy, including the Confederacy of Iliard. E-texts were available for sale in form of small chips, that could have been inserted into electronic reading device. Some of them could have been also downloaded directly to the reading devices from GalNet. Eventually, the name "e-book" encompassed the devices themselves.
The reading devices possessed high-resolution, color screens that emitted feeble light which did not exhaust the readers' eyes. One device could have projected various books, depending on the chip that was inserted. Both were available for sale separately.