E-book

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An electronic book (variously: e-book, eBook, e-Book, ebook, digital book, or even e-edition) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on computers or other electronic devices. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-book#cite_note-1 Although sometimes defined as "an electronic version of a printed book" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-book#cite_note-2 many e-books exist without any printed equivalent.
Commercially produced and sold e-books are usually intended to be read on dedicated e-book readers, however, almost any sophisticated electronic device that features a controllable viewing screen, including computers, many mobile phones, and nearly all smartphones, can also be used to read e-books.

Comparison of e-book formats

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The following is a comparison of e-book formats used to create and publish e-books.
A writer or publisher has many options when it comes to choosing a format for publication. While the average end-user might arguably simply want to read books, every format has its proponents. The myriad e-book formats are sometimes collectively referred to as the "Tower of eBabel". Nonetheless, some eBook formats are demonstrably more popular and more widely supported than others. The EPUB format 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 e-Readers. The popularity of Amazon.com's Kindle devices in America has led also to the prominence of KF8 and AZW formats; Kindle does not support EPUB.
The file size for texts without images depends on the file format, but is always relatively small compared with a richly illustrated text.




Comparison of e-book readers

Comparison of iOS e-book reader software

Comparison of Android e-book reader software


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Comparison tables

Features

Format
Filename extension
DRM support
Image support
Table support
Sound support
Interactivity support
Word wrap support
Open standard
Embedded annotation support
Book- marking
Video support
DjVu
.djvu
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
EPUB (IDPF)
.epub
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/No
Yes/No
Yes
FictionBook
.fb2
No
Yes
Yes/No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
HTML
.html
No
Yes
Yes
Yes[
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Kindle
.azw
Yes
Yes
Yes[
Yes[
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Reader
.lit
Yes
Yes
?
No
No
Yes
No
?
Yes
?
Mobipocket
.prc, .mobi
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
?
Multimedia EBook
.exe
Yes
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
Newton Book
.pkg
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
eReader
.pdb
Yes
Yes
?
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
?
Plain text
.txt
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Plucker
.pdb
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
?
Portable Document Format
.pdf
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostScript
.ps
No
Yes
?
No
No
No
Yes
?
?
?
Tome Raider
.tr2, .tr3
Yes
Yes
?
No
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
OpenXPS
.oxps, .xps
?
Yes
Yes
?
No
No
Yes
?
?
?


Supporting platforms: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats#cite_note-44

Reader
Plain text
PDF
ePub
HTML
Mobi- Pocket
Fiction- Book (Fb2)
DjVu
Broadband eBook (BBeB)
eReader
Kindle
WOLF
Tome Raider
Open eBook
Comic Book
OpenXPS
Amazon Kindle 1
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
?
?
Amazon Kindle 2, DX
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
?
?
Amazon Kindle 3
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
?
?
Amazon Kindle Fire
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
?
?
Android Devices
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
?
Yes
Apple iOS Devices
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
Azbooka WISEreader
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
Barnes & Noble Nook
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
?
?
Barnes & Noble Nook Color
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
Bookeen Cybook Gen3, Opus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
?
?
COOL-ER Classic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
Gnu/Linux Operating System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
Foxit eSlick
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
?
?
Hanlin e-Reader V3
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
?
?
Hanvon WISEreader
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
iRex iLiad
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
Iriver Story
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
Kobo eReader
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
?
Nokia N900
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
?
NUUTbook 2
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
OLPC XO, Sugar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
Onyx Boox 60
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
Mac OS X
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
?
?
Yes
?
?
TrekStor eBook Reader Pyrus
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
?
?
?
Windows
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
Pocketbook 301 Plus, 302, 360°
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
Sony Reader
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
Viewsonic VEB612
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
Windows Phone 7
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
?
?


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