Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video What is an EPUB?, part of Learning Digital Publishing (2012).
Perhaps you've heard the term EPUB and thought oh yeah, that's an eBook.…Well, yes it is one form of an eBook, but the EPUB format is actually a…compressed folder of many different files.…EPUBs can be opened on most any device with an EPUB reader…application installed.…The application interprets, then displays the compressed files one at a time in…a linear fashion, though you can navigate between them with an interactive table of contents.…The content of an EPUB is re-flowable, which makes it easy to read on any…size screen EPUB supports some basic interactivity, images and even movie and audio content.…
Typically EPUBs are used for text heavy documents like novels.…Each chapter or section of an EPUB is represented by a single HTML file, that's…right, the very same coding language used by most websites.…So is an EPUB a website?…Well, they can be considered more of a "micro site," rather than a website.…You see, EPUBs lacks many of the features of a traditional website, but if…you were to decompress an EPUB file, you would see a folder structure similar…
- Is print dead?
- Understanding digital publishing terminology
- Comparing an EPUB to a fixed-layout EPUB
- Publishing with PDFs
- Understanding the benefits and shortcomings of ebook apps
- Working with InDesign, Word, and iBooks Author
- Understanding distribution options
- Selecting a publishing format
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