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ePublishing with InDesign CS6: Design and produce digital publications for tablets, ereaders, smartphones, and more by Pariah Burke

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EPUB

EPUB is the international standard for ebooks as read by ereaders and ereader software. EPUB is a shortened form of “electronic publication,” though that’s a misnomer because everything you read on a screen is technically an electronic publication. EPUB is the standard for ebooks, which, with a couple of exceptions I’ll discuss in Chapter 3, “Surveying the Digital Publication Types,” is all it’s currently suited for, though that may change in the future.

You’ll see EPUB capitalized in a variety of ways, including ePUB and ePub, but according to the standards body that maintains it, it is properly written as EPUB.

The current version of EPUB is 3, which was officially ratified in November 2011 by the International Digital Publishing ...

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