Nowadays, you will find that eBooks have become a common platform for reading. Not only reading, but they have also come to forums where you can meet other people who share your interest. Thus, if you are an author bringing out your content to readers, eBooks are a great choice. Also, you can use eBooks to promote your companies, products, and services as well. Therefore, eBooks are not just books but also a good material to promote a product. They can take the form of manuals, digital guides, instructions, etc. You can include a great deal of graphics and videos in these as well.
However, if you are looking at using an eBook for your use, you shall have to pick the correct format. The eBook form you choose has to include the requirements you have from it. As it were, some eBooks support high-end graphics, some support just audio files and so on. Therefore, you have to see where you want to use the eBook and go for it.
Before you go ahead and pick the best eBook formats for your need, you shall have to see what they offer. You shall have to see a few features of an eBook which make it perhaps the best out there. This will give you a hint on what to choose and what not to choose.
Features Which Help You Decide:
- You Can Read The eBook Across Multiple Platforms: A format whose content is readable on multiple platforms. You shall have to see that the eBook format you pick is compatible. See if you can open the eBook on all the devices you have like PC, Tablets, Smartphones, etc. Not only that, you need to see if there is any errors, distortions, etc. coming up with the devices. If you are an author or publishers, you may have to see that you can satisfy a larger number of readers with the book you bring. This means that the format you pick needs to support at least a good number of desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phone devices, etc.
- Must be easily convertible to other formats with minimal distortions on the source content: In cases where the format of origin has to be converted into another format for compatibility issues with a given device; the conversion process should be preferable easy and with minimal distortion to the original content.
- Must be affordable: Since a majority of readers are not willing to spend all their incomes in buying eBooks but only a reasonable portion, an eBook format can be considered best if it is affordable regarding its pricing.
Some formats that can be found best to choose from
The EPUB format: This is the most widely supported and used eBook format worldwide. EPUB comes in a different version with the latest version being EPUB 3.0.1. The EPUB format is supported across almost all devices platforms ranging from desktop, tablet, to mobile devices, It a flowable layout making it easy to read on large, medium, and small size screens.
For those designers and readers willing to venture into interactive media such as audio and videos in eBooks, EPUB turns out to be the best under such circumstances since it supports different media players; readers do not, therefore, have to download extra media players to suffice the interactive content in EPUB files. EPUB is the standard worldwide recommended version for publishing eBooks recommended by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF).
PDF: This stands for Portable Document Format. It was developed and invented by the Adobe Systems and is very easy to create since it doesn’t require many technicalities. It can be a default eBook format for many marketers since it can be attached to emails sent to various clients during lead generation processes. For designers who would want to retain the original layout of their document, PDF is the best choice. One main disadvantage of the PDF is that the fixed layout it holds makes its readability a problem on some devices especially those with small screens.
Mobi format: The Amazon invented this eBook format for its Kindle devices. It is one of the most widely supported formats especially for countries covered by Amazon. Most eBooks with the Mobi format are however DRM protected.
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