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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 .

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.