Formats and types
An e-book may be a plain ASCII text file, or it may be in a format which provides formatting such as boldface and italic characters, different fonts, page layout, and even illustrations. The rich-text format (RTF) is often used for e-books, as is the PDF format. While some e-books are distributed in open formats, many e-books are distributed in formats that are subject to Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems, particularly when the e-book is being sold commercially. These are usually intended to be read on dedicated e-book readers.
The term e-text is sometimes used for a text that is distributed like an e-book, but which does not seem to fit the usual concept of a book for some reason.
Many spanking stories are distributed online, via the World Wide Web, or via newsgroups or other access methods. These could be considered to be e-books, but the term is rarely used except for those texts which are sold on a commercial basis.
Olympia Press has many English spanking novels as e-books. French vintage spanking novel classics are available as e-books at Eros-Thanatos. Blushing Books offers a line of contemporary novels; Fetish Nostalgia reprints vintage books and magazines. Amazon.com, one of the largest online retailers of books, movies, and music, has an extensive inventory of erotic and mainstream e-books.
Examples of e-book novels:
- Barbarian Worlds by Sharon Green (Blushing Books)
- Downstairs Rules by Sullivan Clarke (Blushing Books)
- Enemy Fair by Sullivan Clarke (Blushing Books)
- Frédérique by Don Brennus Aléra (Select Bibliothèque, 1921).
- My Secret Sorority: A Novel of Erotic Instruction by Imelda Stark (2010)
- Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities by Alexandra Robbins (Hyperion: 2011)
- Punishing the Babysitter by Mia Roeth (Amazon.com)
- Sorority Girl by JJ Argus (2011)
- Sorority Sex Slave by JJ Argus
- The Spanks You Missed - Spank in Time Book 2 by Blushing Mischief (Blushing Books)
- Spanking at the Girl's Convent School by Jacqui Knight (Miro Books: 2010)
- Spanking the Babysitter by Alice Everly (Amazon.com)
- Stories of Spanked Cheerleaders [Kindle Edition], CF Publications (Amazon.com)