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EPUB – format for ebooks

Has someone sent you a file with .EPUB format and you are not sure of what is this format of file ?

Well EPUB stands for electronic publication , a standard ebook file format that is supported by most of the ebook reading devices .

The EPUB  books can also be read on your PC or on smartphones usiang the  reader Apps available in the respective marketplace . For example Aldiko for Android .


The EPUB file has to be converted into format when reading on Amazon Kindle .

Most of the online bookstores or publishers provide the ebooks in EPUB format .

Not just on devices , you can read EPUB files in your Firefoxe browser via the EPUBReader ( Firefox extension ).

EPUB - format for eBooks
EPUB – format for eBooks

The EPUBReader will unzip or uncompress the EPUB file that contains text files and images and displays the contents in your Firefox browser in more readable format .

Another interesting feature of the EPUBReader is that it opens the file just like anyother webpage displayed in tabs .


You can Open the EPUB file using the File -> File Menu in Mozilla Firefox .