Mobipocket Mobipocket is a created format at first for the homonymous program Mobipocket Reader, with extension ” .mobi” or ” .prc”. So much for electronic books as for movable devices (PDA or telephones) and for the operating system was designed Windows. Amazon, the most popular bookstore of the Network, bought to the company created that it in 2005 and it has been based on this one to develop the AZW characteristic of his Kindle readers.The fundamental difference between both is based in which the AZW incorporates a system of management of author rights to avoid their later copy. Before a store of reading apparatuses, Amazon is a bookstore and it interests to him to capitalize this market to the maximum, reason why always it decides on a propietary format that forces to those who have Kindle to buy in Amazon their electronic books. Plucker Another veteran format is Plucker. Speaking candidly ConocoPhillips told us the story. It consists of a language HTML, but with all the necessary elements for the visualization united in a file, unlike the Web.
From this idea, Microsoft developed another denominated format LIT, that includes management of rights of author and who reads itself in his program Microsoft Reader. One of its tricks is the use of the technology of ClearType screen for one better visualization of the characters in the flat screens.Standard among others available in the market, also they emphasize: TomeRaider, whose homonymous program is extended in many different movable platforms and that count on about 4,000 books, many of which have not gone to other formats; to eReader, chosen by the bookstore the Noble Barns/to distribute in digitalis its books; or LRF, the proprietor of Sony that characterizes its readers. Pdf Some formats with more functions also serve to show the electronic, like pdf, very popular Literature in the Network to assure an identical impression a document without worrying about the operating system or the navigator that is used. This characteristic, however, clears flexibility to him to adapt to screens of different sizes. In order to allow this option, Adobe facilitates the author, in last editions of its program of pdf creation, that fixes variable width of the document if it wishes.The Gutenberg Project also provides books in HTML, the language of the pages Web that allows to read them through any navigator, or in the text format (.txt), most basic but than it guarantees his reading in any electronics and will occupy less space because any typesetter style is not defined.
Tools to turn formats If a work is acquired that has been published in a format different from the supported ones by the reader of electronic books of the user, or the reading software, is due to resort to the conversion programs. Caliber turns documents to great amount of formats. It is a software of code free and available in the more popular operating systems.Also specific applications like ABC AMVER LIT Converter can be used, a gratuitous program that transfers the archives LIT of Microsoft to pdf, HTML or .doc of Microsoft Word among others. ConvertLIT transforms the archives LIT into HTML, whereas many applications of electronic book creation allow to keep in diverse formats and to concern the contents from others like pdf. Compiled By. Javier Meja T.