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eBooks: EReaders

A general resource for information about electronic books.

ibooks

Nook

Kindle

Ebook Formats

PDF

A document sharing format created in the early 90s. It is best for highly formatted content and has the ability to use Digital Rights Management (DRM) such as Adobe Digital Editions.

 

EPUB

An open ebook standard created by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). It features reflowable text, inline images and the ability to use Digital Rights Management (DRM) such as Adobe Digital Editions.

 

MOBI

A format primarily designed for PDAs and older mobile devices

 

AZW

Amazon's propietary DRM restricted format.

 

LRF

LRF, LRS, LRX are Sony's proprietary formats. They have been superseded by Sony's acceptance of epub as the default format in their ebook store.