Readers of IBM Redbooks publications are familiar with their easy-to-use and view Adobe PDF format. Now, readers will have exciting new options for viewing them: IBM Redbooks are newly available in EPUB format for e-readers, including iPhone, iPad, iPod and Nook!
EPUB (short for electronic publication) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). EPUB is designed for reflowable content, which allows the text display to be optimized for the devices used by readers, including smaller devices such as mobile phones. Users of these devices will be able to easily read and navigate Redbooks publications on any size screen. They will also be able to leverage all the handy e-book features their devices provide, such as viewing using touch screen, changing font sizes, bookmarking and more.
Three hundred of the latest IBM Redbooks publications are currently available for no-cost download in EPUB format on the IBM Redbooks website. They will also be available for free download from the Apple iBookstore in the near future. And moving forward, look for more future Redbooks publications to be available in EPUB format immediately upon publication.