What is EPUB 3?
An Introduction to the EPUB Specification for Multimedia Publishing
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2011
Pages: 24

This book discusses the exciting new format that is set to unleash a content revolution in the publishing world. Laden with features the printed page could never offer--such as embedded multimedia and scripted interactivity--EPUB 3 will forever change what a book can be. This article walks you through the format and puts it in its place in the digital landscape, explaining why EPUB 3 is set to become the new global standard for ebooks as it also becomes the new accessible standard for ebooks.

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4.0

Easy to read introduction

By Karl

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    Comments about oreilly What is EPUB 3?:

    An easy to read, comprehensive intro to EPUB3
    - About the purpose, some background and an overview of what it consists of and how it works.

     
    2.0

    Not good learning resource

    By Paloma

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      Comments about oreilly What is EPUB 3?:

      The books is mostly a fast description of epub3 new resources. But it doesn't really give any tips on how to apply them. The articles assumes you are already familiar with the previous epub version and you will just know what to do.

       
      4.0

      Great Introduction

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        Comments about oreilly What is EPUB 3?:

        This helped me understand the major changes from EPUB 2 to EPUB3, which is exactly what I was looking for.

         
        5.0

        The book clarify clearly about EPUB3,perfect

        By Yan

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          Things that are great about it

           
          5.0

          Saves us from reading long & boring formal specifications

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            Comments about oreilly What is EPUB 3?:

            I've find the book very helpful in making me understand the the highlights of EPUB 3 standard very quickly.

             
            5.0

            Great overview of what it is

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              Comments about oreilly What is EPUB 3?:

              Read this as a primer before diving in to the code.

               
              4.0

              Short Clear Overview

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                Comments about oreilly What is EPUB 3?:

                Starting from scratch, knowing nothing about EPUB specifications, this was an excellent intro. I learned enough to start correcting epubs created from extremely old HTML ebooks.

                 
                4.0

                Great introduction to the parts of Epub3

                By sys guy

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                  Comments about oreilly What is EPUB 3?:

                  I have some HTML background (old standards) and wanted to get started with Epub. This was a great introduction to the parts of Epub and help me identify what I needed to learn.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Clear, concise and informative

                  By SWRL

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                  Comments about oreilly What is EPUB 3?:

                  The document was beautifully structured, giving a general overview with just enough depth before diving in for more detail. As a description of an evolving technology, it paints a vivid picture of the potential in ePub3. Very useful.

                   
                  4.0

                  Good introduction

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                    Comments about oreilly What is EPUB 3?:

                    Gives a good overview of EPUB3. Highlights all its parts and their interrelationships. Listing of relevant specification resources are provided for further reading.

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