The How and Why of Browser-Based Ebooks

Screen shot 2014-10-23 at 5.32.02 PMIf the dedicated e-reader is on its way to becoming an artifact of e-reading’s past, the web browser is emerging as a key to its future.

Web browsers are available on virtually every device that connects to the Internet, including smartphones, which are booming worldwide.

And as publishers look to shore up and grow their distribution channels, many are beginning to recognize how web browsers can serve as flexible, direct-to-consumer e-reading platforms.

But for publishers to take full advantage of web-based ebook publishing, there’s a handful of technical and related challenges they’ll need to confront.

Much more.

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