Benefits of EPUB
EPUB is the acronym for electronic publication, popularly known as EPUB, epub or ePub but ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“’EPUB” is common among vendors. It is a popular e-book format that enables users to read a variety of online based e-books. Music lovers were initially affected by closed systems, for example the Apple’s iTunes store because it was not possible to transfer your music to other non-apple media devices.
1. Open source
The Amazon Kindle is a prominent as it was designed as a PDA. In other words, you can’t download kindle titles into your PDA or cellphone. However, most kindle users swear that with improvement in technology, consumers will enjoy more choices. For example, most e-book readers today are open source.
2. Distributes digital publication
EPUB gives publishers the opportunity to distribute electronic e-books so that there is interoperability between hardware and software for unencrypted digital books. The reason EPUB has become popular is that it has three open sources.
3. Readable by DRM devices
Although EPUB does not entail any specification with regards to digital rights management, most distributers are currently using Adobe system. This means that your e-book should be readable by all online-based devices.
4. Supports XHTML devices
With the EPUB format, eBook viewers or web browsers are rendered more easily. In other words, this is essential if you want to read e-books directly on your cellphone. The EPUB format supports .html, .xml or .xhtml extension ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ all of which are supported by most devices.
5. Annotation and highlighting features
The EPUB standard also supports Stanza, Aldiko and so forth. Unlike Calibre, ADE is popular as is has annotation and highlighting features. Moreover, it supports over 20,000 high quality titles.
Despite having numerous perks, the EPUB reader has its share of disadvantages as well. Viewers claim that scrolling through tables and images is not smooth.