One EPUB to Rule Them All?

EPUB ebook publishers digital production workflowThere are those who question whether EPUB is the optimal format for publishers to adhere to in producing digital content. Indeed, some argue that standards themselves hold back innovation.

In the meantime, there’s disagreement among ebook developers who work in EPUB whether to generate an individual file to deliver to all retailers or to create separate ones for each of them.

As digital production expert Joshua Tallent sees it, the advantages of the latter approach still outweigh those of the former.

But in order for single-file EPUB workflows to be efficient, Tallent says, developers must create “well-formed EPUB files with semantic, accessible HTML code and solid CSS that doesn’t rely on a lot of complex tricks or formatting irregularities” right from the get-go.

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