Advertisement More people are reading ebooks than ever before. Their lower cost and more portable nature means that they now account for 30 percent of all book sales in the United States.But it’s not all good news for consumers. Unlike MP3s, which you can throw onto any music player and expect them to work, ebooks are a maze of proprietary and open standard formats. To complicate matters further, not all e-readers support all formats.In this article, we look at some of the most common formats, explain their pros and cons, and tell you which readers support them.1. EPUBEPUB is the most widely adopted ebook file format. Initially developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum (which is now part of the World Wide Web Consortium), it superseded the old Open ebook format (OEB) in 2007.Because EPUB is free to use, open standard, and vendor-independent, it has grown to become the most common ebook format. Although not often seen, it can even support color images, SVG graphics, interactive elements, and full videos.In many ways, it’s the ebook equivalent of the trusty MP3—both in a good and bad way. Almost all mainstream e-readers and computer operating systems support the format, but publishers can… Read full this story
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