Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video The shortcomings of an EPUB, part of Digital Publishing Fundamentals.
Now for some of the shortcomings of the EPUB format.…Just as webpages are susceptible to variational different web browsers, EPUB can…display differently on each EPUB reader application.…Some of the applications only support basic EPUB functionality, while others,…like Apple iBooks, support the very latest in EPUB advancements.…Readers may get a completely different, and perhaps unflattering, reading…experience than what you had intended.…For example, I have the same EPUB open here in Digital Editions on my right…and Calibre on my left.…
As you can see, there are some differences here.…Take a look at the heading: certainly a different typeface and certainly much…more bold over here in Digital Editions.…The text of the body itself is different.…Notice that it wraps maybe a little differently, different font, different size.…And lastly, take a look at the margins, or the lack thereof, over here in Digital…Editions. But over in Calibre I get plenty of margin space over here.…Now these are just some of the differences between these two applications with…
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- Selecting a publishing format
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