ChapterÂ 1.Â What Is EPUB 3?
EPUB 3 in a Nutshell
So what exactly is an EPUB? If you follow electronic publishing at all, youâve undoubtedly run into the term, but you may have seen or heard it incorrectly being used as a synonym for âebookââas a shorthand for talking about electronic books. Although the two terms share a common relation in electronic book production, they arenât interchangeable. EPUB, as weâre here to discover, is a format for representing documents in electronic form. âEbook,â on the other hand, is just an abstract term used to encompass any electronic representation of a book, and includes formats such as PDF, HTML, ASCII text, Word, and a host of others, in addition to EPUB.
Like âebook,â the EPUB name comes ...