For many years corporates are used to offering PDF download options for documents like marketing flyers, white papers, articles, case studies, annual reports, quarterly reports etc.
With more and more users on mobile devices, it is important for companies to offer options of mobile-friendly file formats like ePUB and Mobi.
Following are some of the comparison points to help you understand why eBook formats should be offered by corporates. We have taken screenshots of PDF on iPhone/iPad and ePUB file on iBooks on iPad/iPhone.
Fonts in ePUB can be resized, making it easier to read on smaller screens. The reader can also change font styles which are not possible in PDF files. In the example below, you can notice that it is easy to read through content when the file is in ePUB.
In eBook formats, columns can be set in reflowing text. With the increased decrease font feature in the ePUB file, text can be seen clearly. To view the text in PDF, you have to zoom in the file and then scroll left and right to view a line. Text can also become blurry if it is zoomed at higher levels.
In ePUB you can activate images for a bigger view while in PDF you have to zoom the whole page to zoom in on the image. In the sample below you can see the table image activated in the ePUB file.
EBook allows the reader to change some of the style, layout, etc. Many eBook devices allow readers to change the font style, font size, page size, margin size, colors, and more.
The reader can change the background of the eBook and light mode as per the reading environment.
EPUB allows embedding high-resolution images which on activation will show a clear and sharp image.
Interactive table of contents is the best part of eBooks. The reader can click on a chapter and directly go to that chapter page without scrolling pages.
The reader can view the book in the night without having a big glare on the face. This mode is easy on the eyes and does not disturb others with bright light.
It is very easy to search text in the ePUB file. ePUB search feature will show all pages where the text is available. In the following example, the word Global is shown where it is in the text and its location in the book.
The reader can copy text, define, Highlight text, make note/comment and many other things which make the book format very user-friendly.
You can select text and search online and share it instantly.
We can add video in ePub and make it interactive. Ebooks are evolving. As technology develops, ebooks may contain new features.
We can add audio in ePub and make it iterative. Ebooks are evolving. As technology develops, ebooks may contain additional new features.
This is the example of an active footnote.
We have shown some of the examples of what we can do with the ePUB file. Feel free to contact us to discuss your project requirement on how to make a functional and user-friendly eBook for your whitepaper, flyer, quarterly reports, annual reports, etc Contact us at Bob@ebookconversion.com or call 515-865-4591.