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EPUB is a free and open standard format created by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), and is designed for “re-flowable” content that can be optimized to whatever device is being used to read a book file. Both large publishers and individuals use EPUB for distribution and sale of electronic books, called "ebooks."
Creation of an EPUB document can be difficult if performed manually. However, creation of EPUB files is easy with the use of any of several software tools available today. I wrote a Plus Edition article on April 30 of this year about EPUB, the standard used for many ebooks. Creating a book or other document in EPUB format allows it to be read on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Barnes & Noble Nook, the Sony Reader, iRex Digital Reader, and the iRiver Story ebook readers as well as on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. The earlier article describes many of the software tools that will create and edit EPUB format files. The article is still available to Plus Edition subscribers at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=15538.
Now another vendor has entered the arena. Given the company's success with other editing products, I suspect this will be a winner.
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