TITLE

Ebook formats are a mess - here's why

AUTHOR(S)
McIlroy, Thad
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Learned Publishing;Oct2012, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p247
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author criticizes the lack of standards in publishing electronic book (e-book) formats. He notes that Amazon, considered as the largest e-book reseller, has failed to adopt either version 2.1 or version 3.0 of the existing standard called EPUB. Other factors he cites in this lack of a unified guidelines in e-book publishing are the chaos caused by the introduction of version 3.0, the use of the KF8 file format in Amazon's Kindle Fire 8 e-book reader, the complexity of the EPUB 3 standard, and the changes to this standard by oter vendors. There is also a problem with digital file conversion.
ACCESSION #
82068418

 

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