The EPUB 3 Revision

So now that we know what an EPUB is, it’s time to look at what drove the need for a new revision. If evolution is the cornerstone of life, that’s certainly no less true in the electronic world. If you can’t adapt—or fail to adapt in time—you’re destined to join the ranks of the Netscape Navigators, OS/2 operating systems, and WordPerfect office suites of the world, as a warning to future technology developers that nothing lasts forever, and never in its original form. In this light, EPUB 3 is more than just bug fixes and tweaks from the last version; it represents a major change in what an ebook can be. It’s a whole new beast, you might say.

The ebook market has been going through its own kind of hyper-evolution ...

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