E-book refers to books in Electronic form. In this paper we provide a review of the technological issues involved in design and construction of e-books. We also address the issues involved in designing e-books in Indian languages. We have proposed a novel scheme for construction and delivery of legacy documents (in Indian and other languages) in the form of e-books with the facility of hyper-linking and indexing of various logical components in the document image. © 2001 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.