There are really only two remaining eBook formats, of the numerous types that were floating around some years ago.

  • The first and foremost, in terms of commercial sales, are the Kindle format(s), those being mobi, prc and azw.  Colloquially, these are called "mobi" by most people in the business.
  • The second, used by Apple, Adobe Digital Editions, Nook, Google Editions, Diesel, Kobo, etc., is epub.  Epub allows greater design flexibility than mobi, because it uses a more advanced level of html.
  • Two other formats, Palm (which is actually what's called a "wrapper") and .LIT, (which was Microsoft's attempt to gain entry into the eBook marketplace), are really not supported any longer in any significant numbers, and so we do not normally include conversion to those formats as part of our conversion quotes. Palm used a lot of formats that appear as PRC or PDB files on regular computers.
  • You might find this page from Bookbees really useful in determining which formats go with which books:  Bookbees Beginner's Guide Chart.

There are really only two remaining eBook formats, of the numerous types that were floating around some years ago.

  • The first and foremost, in terms of commercial sales, are the Kindle format(s), those being mobi, prc and azw.  Colloquially, these are called "mobi" by most people in the business.
  • The second, used by Apple, Adobe Digital Editions, Nook, Google Editions, Diesel, Kobo, etc., is epub.  Epub allows greater design flexibility than mobi, because it uses a more advanced level of html.
  • Two other formats, Palm (which is actually what's called a "wrapper") and .LIT, (which was Microsoft's attempt to gain entry into the eBook marketplace), are really not supported any longer in any significant numbers, and so we do not normally include conversion to those formats as part of our conversion quotes. Palm used a lot of formats that appear as PRC or PDB files on regular computers.
  • You might find this page from Bookbees really useful in determining which formats go with which books:  Bookbees Beginner's Guide Chart.

Remember our Fallen

Memorial Day, originally called "Decoration Day" was created
to honor those who have been slain in defense of the US.

  
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As many of our returning customers know, we close on the holidays to recharge our batteries, as we're normally open 6/days/week.  As a former servicemember, I feel strongly that Memorial Day should be observed--and remembered.  

We'll be closed, administratively, from 5:00 p.m, the night of May 24th 2019 through the morning of May 28th 2019.  Production will be full-tilt boogie while the office is closed, but in Admin, phones will not be answered and emails will only receive auto-replies until we're back on our regular schedule. Books that are in production will be shipped, fear not.  

Thanks, and have a happy and safe--and memorable--Memorial Day.
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