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EPUB

(Electronic PUBlishing) An open standard for electronic books and Web publishing from the International Digital Publishing Forum (www.idpf.org). Introduced in 2007 as the successor to the Open eBook format, EPUB documents are marked up in XHTML or Digital Talking Book (DTBook).

OPS, OCF and OPF
An EPUB document conforms to three IDPF standards. OPS (Open Publication Structure) defines the markup language. OCF (Open Container Format) is a zipped archive with an .EPUB extension that contains the marked-up publication, related images and an OPF (Open Packaging Format) file that references everything in the OCF, provides meta-data and ties it all together. See Open eBook.
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VitalSource provided an authoring tool that allowed the association to convert documents from a PDF format to EPUB 3 files, which included videos of musicians playing a variety of instruments, including the guitar.
A partir da revisao teorica, definiram-se inicialmente os formatos a serem analisados: PDF, HTML e ePUB, em razao de sua dominancia na publicacao cientifica em acesso aberto.
Joshua Tallent, chief ebook architect at the ebook design company eBook Architects (ebook architects.com), says EPUB's biggest strength is its industry support across different devices, publishers, and retailers that "see it as a standard that they can apply without having to build their own."
I had spent months checking out different book creation apps for my students to use to create their epubs. I had downloaded free apps and purchased one copy each of quite a few to evaluate them to see which would work best for my ELL students.
They are not compatible with the EPUB format, so users must convert the EPUB files to a Kindle-compatible .mobi format in order to read them.
The ePub format also allows the incorporation of other media such as images, audio, animations and video into the text.
When "EPUB Straight to the Point: Creating Ebooks for the Apple iPad and Other Ereaders" was published in July 2010, I opened a bookstore on my website.
So what can EPUB 3, the next EPUB release, get you that PDF cannot?
Epub Straight to the Point: Creating ebooks for the Applie iPad and Other Ereaders could have been featured in our Computer Shelf section, but is recommended here for its powerful, wider-reaching reference to creating EPUB files suitable for publication.
And we will keep our eyes peeled on the best way to support open formats like EPUB.
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