EPub is a relatively new but extremely popular format for creating and reading digital books or eBooks as they’re usually called. The acronym EPub stands for Electronic Publication and has become a buzzword in digital publishing and for good reason. It is an open-source platform and offers a plethora of advantages over other formats, which include readability, audio-visual features, and compatibility, among others. Sound like a winner?
With EPUB readers and other tools, the days of lugging a backpack or a heavy bag of books is over. Starting almost 20 years ago, eBooks, also known as e-books or electronic books, brought digital books to anyone with a computer and an internet connection, and small file sizes meant that even slower connections and underpowered devices could download and view lengthy eBooks without the inconvenience of purchasing a book in a bookstore or waiting for it to be shipped direct to your door. Due to their digital nature, eBooks, on the other hand, can be downloaded immediately to a computer or personal device, fully cutting out shipping times and the lag between a purchase and receipt of a book.