Tag: ebook

PDF/A in a Nutshell 2.0 – The New Guide to PDF /A

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The PDF Association has published a new online edition of a guide to PDF /A written by Alexandra Oettler.

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Is EPUB a better e-book format than PDF?

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With Apple’s recent release of iBooks 2 and a new application called iBooks Author, extra attention is being given to the EPUB file format, a free and open e-book standard by International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Rowan Hanna attempts to answer the question of whether it is a better format for e-books than PDF.

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The SF Gateway to offer out-of-print genre titles as eBooks

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Gollancz, the science fiction and fantasy (SFF) imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, has announced the launch of what it claims will be the world’s largest digital SFF collection. The SF Gateway will make thousands of out-of-print titles by prominent genre authors available as eBooks.

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National Academies Press PDF eBooks now free for download

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In an impressive move, the National Academies Press (NAP) has opened the door for making its content truly ubiquitous. It has made all PDF versions of its books freely available for download from its website. This announcement affects both the NAP’s existing catalog of more than 4,000 PDF eBooks and future reports.

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A bedtime story of eBook piracy

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So, chances are that if you haven’t had your head buried in the sand, you have probably heard about Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach. The provocatively titled, 32-page children’s book for grown-ups is racking up Amazon pre-orders like nobody’s business. The thing is, all of this buzz has reportedly been generated by the spread of a pirated PDF version of the book that went seriously viral.

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Adobe Content Server now available from Datalogics

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After extending its deal with Adobe, Datalogics will now provide worldwide licensing and support for Adobe Content Server, an Adobe technology that secures EPUB and PDF content on reading devices and smartphone applications.

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Free eBook for PDF Java Developers

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IDR Solutions, the company behind the JPedal Java PDF library, has released a free eBook for Java developers who are new to the complex world of PDF development.

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Ubiquitous PDF: Order custom printed or PDF books from Wikipedia

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According to Jolie O’Dell’s post at Mashable.com, it is now possible to build and order custom (PDF or hard copy) books from Wikipedia. As O’Dell notes, ‘Because of the way Wikipedia’s images and copy are licensed, they’re free for anyone to access, use and share in this way.’

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Ubiquitous PDF: Out-of-print craft books available as PDFs

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PDF ebooks offer a convenient and inexpensive way for publishers to make out-of-print titles available to interested readers. In that vein, Martingdale & Company has recently now sells a range of out-of-print craft books as PDF-based ebooks.

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Sorax Software releases Sorax Reader 2.0

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Sorax Software has released Sorax Reader 2.0, its PDF and ebook viewer.

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