You’ve probably heard that ePubs are able to contain things that regular books and eBooks can’t. Things like video, audio and MathML. But there is another feature that is becoming more popular among publishers of ePubs that really changes the way we think about eBooks: Assessments. Assessments are short interactive quizzes or learning checks that […]
What’s the Deal with HTML5?
HTML5 has been around for a very long time now. But not everyone moves at the same speed. Different browsers adopt technologies at different rates. And developers need to factor in that compatibility when they choose technologies for their projects. But, now that it’s been over 12 years since the initial release, it’s pretty safe […]
What Do Publishers Need to Know About Accessibility?
Accessibility has often been an afterthought in print publishing. The accessible formats of the print era, such as braille and large print, required additional considerations and separate printings. This meant that, for a long time, readers with print disabilities had a very limited pool of books to choose from. And the books that were available […]
Should You Convert Your EPUB 2 Files to EPUB 3?
The EPUB 3 standard has been around since 2011. Initially, both publishers and eReader makers were slow to adopt the new format. Because most eReaders weren’t supporting EPUB 3 files, publishers weren’t publishing EPUB 3 files. Because most publishers weren’t publishing EPUB 3 files, eReaders weren’t supporting EPUB 3 files. Fortunately, that stalemate has […]
What is MathML?
The Problem with Math on the Internet Often times, mathematical equations contain characters or forms of notation that are difficult or impossible to produce with a standard keyboard. In the past, people have often used specialized software to notate and work on these kinds of equations. If a person wanted to share an equation […]
What is ePub 3?
What is an ePub? ePub is a dynamic, widely supported format for eBooks. The ePub format gained popularity over the years by offering a more flexible reading experience than other, more static formats like PDF. That’s because ePubs are actually made up of the same code that is used to create websites. ePub files are […]
3 Reasons Why You Should Choose ePub Over PDF
You’ve finished the content for your eBook and you’re ready to publish. It’s time to plan your digital release. Where will you release it? And, more importantly, in what format will you release it? Whether you’re doing a simultaneous print release or staying strictly digital, here are three reasons to consider choosing the ePub 3 […]