Comparison of ebook formats

Numerous ebook formats emerged and proliferated, some supported by major software companies such as Adobe with its PDF format, and others supported by independent and open-source programmers. Multiple readers followed multiple formats, most of them specializing in only one format, and thereby fragmenting the ebook market even more.

A writer or publisher has many options when it comes to choosing a format for ebooks publication. While the average end-user might arguably simply want to read books, every format has its proponents.

The following is a comparison of ebook formats used to create and publish ebooks. Click on a ebook format to see the format introduction and related software downloads.

Ebook Formats:

PDF, Word, ePub, mobi, djvu, chm, rtf, html, text

Format Filename extension DRM support Image support Table support Sound support Video support
PDF .pdf Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Word .doc, .docx Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ePub .epub Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
mobi .prc, .mobi Yes Yes Yes    
djvu .djvu   Yes Yes    
chm .chm   Yes Yes Yes Yes
rtf .rtf   Yes Yes Yes Yes
html .htm, .html   Yes Yes Yes Yes
text .txt          

Related Downloads:

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