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.

Holiday Closing Alert! Presidents' Day, 2020   

Happy Presidents' Day 2020! We're closed today, but back tomorrow.

As amazing as it is, this year, for the first time ever, in 11 years now, we're going to be closed for Presidents' Day!

That means we're going to be closed, Sunday and Monday, February 16th and 17th, 2020.

No telephone calls or emails will be answered.  The admin office needs a break.  We'll be back, everything to the ready, the morning of Tuesday, February 18th, to get cracking.  Thank you for your support and understanding.  

For those of you already in production, the production crew is running full steam; Judith (QA--Quality assurance, our Princess of Perfection) and Jay (Our Doyenne of Customer Delight) will be here and working, checking books and sending them out, so please, don't worry.  It's just we lazybones in the admin office that need a break!