Content Digitization, OCR, Data Capture, eBook Services in INDIA

Enhanced eBook Features

Enhanced eBooks go beyond the simple layouts of most ebooks to offer more complex formatting, illustration, and rich media such as video, audio and program-like interactions. As we’ve just seen, updates to the EPUB and Kindle formats — EPUB3 and Kindle KF8 — provide the advanced features needed for enhanced ebooks. A new breed of e-reading devices and apps is emerging to support these new versions.
enhancedebookWe’ll take a brief look at some of the more important formats being used today to produce enhanced ebooks in this changing landscape.

• PDF (Portable Document Format)
• Apps
• Fixed layout ebooks
• Web app

And we’ll look at two popular tools for producing enhanced ebooks

• Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
• Apple iBooks Author

These tools and formats are just a small selection of the many options to produce enhanced digital publications. Each of these has solid backing and supporters among the publishing community but this is a field where we’re still some way from having a widely-adopted standard.