Open Publication structure eBook file definition and linked programs information.
File extension epub is used by following type(s):
Default file extension for .epub file type: Open Publication structure eBook files
The EPUB file extension is associated with Open Publication structure eBook file format. Open eBook (or OEB) is the e-book format based on XML format and defined by Open Publication Structure (OPS) specification. EPUB is the file extension of an XML format for reflowable digital books and publications.
EPUB is composed of three open standards, the Open Publication Structure (OPS), Open Packaging Format (OPF) and Open Container Format (OCF), produced by the IDPF. EPUB allows publishers to produce and send a single digital publication file through distribution and offers consumers interoperability between software/hardware for unencrypted reflowable digital books and other publications.
The Open eBook Publication Structure or "OEB", originally produced in 1999, is the precursor to OPS.
Programs that open epub files:
Adobe Digital Editions (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Digital Editions for Mac (Apple OS X)
Adobe InDesign (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe InDesign for Mac (Apple OS X)
Aldiko Book Reader (Google Android)
Atlantis Word Processor (Microsoft Windows)
Bookworm (multiplatform software)
Calibre (Microsoft Windows)
Calibre for Mac (Apple OS X)
Comic book archive to EPUB converter (Microsoft Windows)