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iBooks 2 supports ePub3 format

2046 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2012 3:38 PM by Mista2 RSS
ROCXY Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jan 24, 2012 1:41 AM

Dear All,


While I was trying to open epub 3 file that has rich layout out interactivity which was build using ePub 3 spec results a bad output and sounds like iBooks 2 will not support ePub 3. – .


Hope iBook 2 is just to support the new ibooks text book version, and considerable we have to follow the Apple own guide to process Fixed and Normal epub which are designed based on ePub 2 specification.



1. Will iBooks 2 supports ePub 3 files.

2. Do we have to wait for a revised version of Apple guide that will be build based out of epub 3 spec or Apple will have their own standards?





iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iOS 5
  • Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4 (1,665 points)
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    Jan 24, 2012 2:22 AM (in response to ROCXY)

    who wants boring epubs any longer , now that we have this awesome new multimedia books ?

  • Mista2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 25, 2012 3:35 PM (in response to Sjazbec)

    Same reason I'd prefer HTML5 over IE propriatary layout and Flash.

  • Mista2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 25, 2012 3:38 PM (in response to ROCXY)

    Not much point converting old epubs, as they dont hve any content that requires the ibooks format tags.

    If you want to produce an ibook format file, take your raw content and pump it into the ibooks author.

    I do hope however they do support epub3 also, as I really dont want to have YEAT ANOTHER READER to get all my content. Kindle, ibooks, overdrive (required for my local librays DRM system).

    I tend to run everythgin I can through Calibre to create a nice common epub, just like I used to do for audio to make a nice portable .mp3.

    iBooks not supporting epup3 would be like a media player not supporting mp3. Actually just like a kinde.


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