Which File Formats Should You Use When Self-Publishing?

author, self-publishing, epub, mobi, ebook, pdfSo you’ve written a book and you want to get it out into the world. You’ve decided that self-publishing is the way to go, but you’re not really sure how to turn that book on your computer into something that can be read by an eager public.

In this post, we will show you the three most common file standards in self-publishing and let you know how you can easily create your book in these formats. Ready?

EPUB: One Format to Rule Them All

An EPUB file is the most widely-accepted ebook format on the market. It’s the industry standard, used by Apple, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Sony and Google e-readers.

A free and open standard based on HTML (much like the files your web browser would read), EPUB is a remarkably flexible format that supports a wealth of features. It can optimize a book’s text to fit your device, embed images, and allow for bookmarking, highlighting and text-to-speak. The latest version, EPUB 3, will even permit you to add multimedia content like video and audio clips.

Much more.

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