EPUB – electronic publication

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EPUB or commonly known as open e book file- is a digital format of books, which is used in such cases, where the main content of the document is in the form of text. This (EPUB) gives a possibility for publishers to release the publication in one single file, wherein it ensures compatibility of floating layout with the software and hardware of the program.

Format introductionEPUB is an e-book file format that uses the ".epub" file extension. The term is short for electronic publication and is sometimes styled ePub. EPUB is supported by many e-readers, and compatible software is available for most smartphones, tablets, and computers. EPUB is a technical standard published by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). It became an official standard of the IDPF in September 2007, superseding the older Open eBook standard.
Technical detailsEPUB is the most widely supported vendor-independent XML-based (as opposed to PDF) e-book format; that is, it is supported by the largest number of hardware readers.
File extension.epub
Developed byInternational Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)
Type of formate-book file format
Associated programsAdobe Digital Editions, Aldiko, AZARDI, Bluefire Reader, calibre, Microsoft Edge, EPUBReader, FBReader, Google Play Books, iBooks, Kitabu, Kobo, Lektz Readers, Lucifox, Okular, Readium, Snapplify, STDU Viewer, Sumatra PDF