A question from one of my lovely readers:
I am instructor at a local community college. A question has come up: do we capitalize the "e" in eBook when it is the first word in a sentence?
Yes, this is a tricky one. I have a client who sells equipment for eBanking and they have the same problem.
Have you heard the story about the man who went to his doctor and said ‘Hey, doc, it hurst when I do this.’ The doctor replied ‘Don’t do it then’.
In other words, just write sentences that don’t start with eBook!
Failing that, you could hyphenate it at the beginning of a sentence, e.g.
E-book or E-banking.
I suppose it would be okay to capitalise it thus Ebooks and then use eBooks in the rest of the text. But it’s tough one, isn’t it?
What do you think? Let’s crowdsource this knotty punctuation problem.