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What are BSON Books?
BSON books are the downloadable ebooks distributed in the BSON format.
The BSON books stored in the cloud (websites) may be delivered to your reading machines (desktops or mobile devices) via two different methods: download and import.
An ebook is a collection of html documents, images and other types of files. To produce the ebook, its constituent files are typically zipped, involving data compression. An example is the EPUB format, which is essentially a zip file. For text files, the compression makes sense because their file sizes can be dramatically reduced. However, the image files cannot be shrunk much further. Their compression only slows down the decoding process. Ideally, an ebook file should consist of compressed text and uncompressed images.
JSON is a file format that enables rapid decoding. It has been widely used over the internet. The .json is an official file extension. However, JSON may contain only characters, not binary data as in original image files. Although the binary data can be converted into characters, it will increase the file size by 33%.
BSON stands for Binary JSON. As the name indicates, BSON is designed to deal with binary data. You can now include the binary data from images, audios, videos, and zipped text documents into the BSON file. This makes BSON an ideal ebook format.
BSON Books are Hard to Pirate
The zip-based format (such as EPUB) can easily be pirated. Anyone can unzip the .epub file and see all underlying html and image files - in their original forms if not encrypted. Our BSON books are not encrypted in any way, but it is not easy to convert the .bson file into other ebook formats, because the original html files are modified and only computer experts may decode the .bson file.
The advantages of the BSON format can be summarized below: