AZW files, also known as Kindle files, were developed by Amazon for its Kindle eReaders, replacing MOBI files. AZW files use the MOBI format, but contains DRM protection that only allows them to be read on Kindles or devices with Kindle apps. Additively, they are only accessible from the Amazon online bookstore. These files can store complex content like bookmarks, annotations, and highlights.
PDFs are similar to the fixed layout EPUB file format, but, unlike the EPUB, they only have basic copy protection, which means they can be easily downloaded and shared for free. Despite this, they are still one of the most commonly used eBook formats, especially by marketers.
If versatility is important to you, choose the EPUB version of a book if you can. It's compatible with almost all devices. But note that EPUB files will not work on the Kindle unless they are first converted to MOBI or AZW (Kindle format). Files can be quickly converted from EPUB to MOBI format with a free online file converter like DocsPal.
Not every metadata field is required, but you should supply all information that applies to your book. You can also add cover art and screenshots to this pane. Learn more about creating metadata for Apple Books.
iTunes Producer uses the information you provide to determine the closest available price tier in the currencies for the territories selected. Existing foreign exchange rates are used and, for any territory where Apple collects tax for the sale of books, any customer inclusive tax is applied.
The current version of Apple Books Asset Guide contains information about EPUB 3. However, if you still need access to the documentation to create EPUB 2 books, you can download Apple Books Asset Guide 5.0.
PRC is a generic format, calibre supports PRC files with TextRead and MOBIBook headers.PDB is also a generic format. calibre supports eReader, Plucker (input only), PML and zTxt PDB files.DJVU support is only for converting DJVU files that contain embedded text. These are typically generated by OCR software.MOBI books can be of two types Mobi6 and KF8. calibre fully supports both. MOBI files often have .azw or .azw3 file extensions.DOCX files from Microsoft Word 2007 and newer are supported.
In the MOBI format, the situation is a little confused. This is because the MOBI format, alone amongst mainstream e-book formats, does not have decent support for a metadata ToC. A MOBI book simulates the presence of a metadata ToC by putting an extra content ToC at the end of the book. When you click Goto Table of Contents on your Kindle, it is to this extra content ToC that the Kindle takes you.
You can get help on any individual feature of the converters by mousing overit in the GUI or running ebook-convert dummy.html .epub -h at a terminal.A good place to start is to look at the following demo file that demonstratessome of the advanced features html-demo.zip.
You will see a list of books in Safari, tap on any book and you will be giventhe option to either download it, or read it in the browser itself. If youchoose to download it, Safari will ask you if you want to open it with iBooks.
Many reading apps support browsing the calibre library directly via its OPDS support.In such apps you can go to the online catalog screen and add the IP address ofthe calibre server to browse and download books from your calibre librarywithin the app.
This happens because of an Amazon bug. They try to download a cover for thebook from their servers and when that fails, they replace the existing coverthat calibre created with a generic cover. For details see this forum thread. As of version4.17, calibre has a workaround, where if you connect the Kindle to calibreafter the covers have been destroyed by Amazon, calibre will restore themautomatically. So in order to see the covers on your Kindle, you have to:
calibre embeds fonts in e-book files it creates. E-book files support embeddingonly TrueType and OpenType (.ttf and .otf) fonts. Most fonts on macOS systemsare in .dfont format, thus they cannot be embedded. calibre shows only TrueTypeand OpenType fonts found on your system. You can obtain many such fonts on theweb. Simply download the .ttf/.otf files and add them to the Library/Fontsfolder in your home folder.
Ebook projects like Project Gutenberg transcribe ebooks and make them available for the widest number of reading devices. Standard Ebooks takes ebooks from sources like Project Gutenberg, formats and typesets them using a carefully designed and professional-grade style manual, fully proofreads and corrects them, and then builds them to create a new edition that takes advantage of state-of-the-art ereader and browser technology.
At Standard Ebooks, we do a careful and complete readthrough of each ebook before releasing it, checking it against a scan of the original pages to fix as many typos as possible. Even if we do miss something, our ebooks are stored in the hugely popular Git source control system, allowing anyone to easily submit a correction.
Our ebooks include complete, well-researched, and consistent metadata, including original, detailed book blurbs and links to encyclopedia sources. Perfect for machine processing or for extra-curious, technically-minded readers.
PDF format is ideal for: PC's & Macs, IPhone and PrintingWe have two types of PDF:- pdf with recognized text (you can select and copy the text like in txt format)- pdf with pages presented as images (pages look like as in original book)
For iPad, iPhone and Android we have epub format.The ePub format is also ideal for the Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook, BeBook, Bookeen, COOL-ER, Hanlin eReader and many other ebook readers.
For Kindle users we have the mobipocket (mobi) format. Just download a mobi file to your Kindle without any conversion and read!Mobipocket format is ideal for: Amazon Kindle, Mobile Phones, Blackberry, Palm, IRex, ILiad, Hanlin, BeBook and other mobile devices.
An EPUB (.epub) file is a universal ebook standard. While it helps to have some technical know-how when working with EPUBs, there are a number of tools available to create and deliver book files in the EPUB format to Apple Books. You can create EPUB files with Pages or other third-party tools, or work with an Apple-preferred partner who can help you get your books on Apple Books.
The EPUB format is the most widely supported e-book format, supported by most e-book readers except Amazon Kindle devices. Most e-book readers also support the PDF and plain text formats. E-book software can be used to convert e-books from one format to another, as well as to create, edit and publish e-books.
The digital book format originally used by Sony Corporation. It is a proprietary format, but some reader software for general-purpose computers, particularly under Linux (for example, Calibre's internal viewer), have the capability to read it. The LRX file extension represents a DRM encrypted eBook. More recently, Sony has converted its books from BBeB to EPUB and is now issuing new titles in EPUB.
The Digital Accessible Information SYstem (DAISY) is an XML-based open standard published by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and maintained by the DAISY Consortium for people with print disabilities. DAISY has wide international support with features for multimedia, navigation and synchronization. A subset of the DAISY format has been adopted by law in the United States as the National Instructional Material Accessibility Standard (NIMAS), and K-12 textbooks and instructional materials are now required to be provided to students with disabilities.
DOC is a document file format that is directly supported by few ebook readers. Its advantages as an ebook format is that it can be easily converted to other ebook formats and it can be reflowed. It can be easily edited using Microsoft software, and any of several other programs. Note that the format has changed several times since its original release, and there are numerous incompatibility difficulties between various releases and the assorted programs which attempt to read / write the format.
DOCX is a document file format that is directly supported by few ebook readers. Its advantages as an ebook format are that it can be easily converted to other ebook formats and it can be reflowed. It can be easily edited.
The EPUB format has gained some popularity as a vendor-independent XML-based e-book format. The format can be read by the Kobo eReader, BlackBerry devices, Apple's iBooks app running on Macintosh computers and iOS devices, Google Play Books app running on Android and iOS devices, Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle Fire, Sony Reader, BeBook, Bookeen Cybook Gen3 (with firmware v2 and up), Adobe Digital Editions, Lexcycle Stanza, FBReader, PocketBook eReader, Aldiko, the Mozilla Firefox add-on EPUBReader, Lucifox, Okular and other reading apps.
Adobe Digital Editions uses .epub format for its e-books, with digital rights management (DRM) protection provided through their proprietary ADEPT mechanism. The ADEPT framework and scripts have been reverse-engineered to circumvent this DRM system.
eReader is a freeware program for viewing Palm Digital Media electronic books which use the pdb format used by many Palm applications. Versions are available for Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS (not webOS), Symbian, Windows Mobile Pocket PC/Smartphone, and macOS. The reader shows text one page at a time, as paper books do. eReader supports embedded hyperlinks and images. Additionally, the Stanza application for the iPhone and iPod Touch can read both encrypted and unencrypted eReader files.
On July 20, 2009, Barnes & Noble made an announcement implying that eReader would be the company's preferred format to deliver e-books. Exactly three months later, in a press release by Adobe, it was revealed Barnes & Noble would be joining forces with the software company to standardize the EPUB and PDF eBook formats. Barnes & Noble e-books are now sold mostly in EPUB format. 153554b96e