EPUB3 based readers from Adobe

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While EPUB3 has provided the standards for developing rich and engaging ebooks, it will not achieve mainstream adoption till publishers adopt it, eReaders support them, and quality tooling is provided to help produce EPUB3 documents.

The upcoming release of Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) and Adobe’s Reader Mobile SDK (RMSDK) is a step towards helping publishers make this transition by fully supporting content rendered in the EPUB3 format, along with support for EPUB2 and PDF in the same reader. ADE and RMSDK are also designed to be compatible with the recently launched InDesign CC EPUB 3 fixed-layout support. In addition to adding the EPUB3 rendering capability, Adobe will also be introducing new DRM models to facilitate innovative distribution of content and help expand the market.

While the commercial launch is scheduled for this Fall, we invite you to try out your content on the current pre-release version. You will find support for fixed layout and reflowable, audio and video playing, MathML, JavaScricpt in and outside of iFrames, TOC and page-list, multi-ePub, embedded fonts, and more of the EPUB3 standards.

Email us at ebooks@adobe.com to receive an invite to the pre-release. Further, if you are interested in building your own eReader apps based on RMSDK, and would like to be considered for the beta, please mention this in your mail.

6 Responses to EPUB3 based readers from Adobe

  1. Randy Hagan says:

    Thank you for the opportunity. I’m very interested in testing out how this will work with ePub 3, as I’m putting together my first FXL-ish ePub right now.

  2. Thank you in advance for the opportunity. I am very interested in testing it. Like an Adobe Trainer and EPUB´s developer it will be a great news for the editorial market.

  3. Kobie says:

    Interesting in testing the epub3 reader.

  4. Kobie Fourie says:

    Interested in testing die EPUB3 reader.

  5. Maria José Ramalho says:

    Não estou conseguindo baixar o ebook

  6. Please see Lektz DRM for ePUUB3. It supports PDF, ePUB2, ePUB3 and HTML/HTML5 content and available for iOS, Android, Windows PC, Web and Mac Desktop platforms. Visit: http://www.lektz.com/DRMforEpub3/

    Lektz is positioned in competition with Adobe DRM and other eBook solutions that uses Adobe DRM. Few important points that make Lektz solution unique than Adobe would be;

    1. Users don’t need to use two different usernames and password unlike Adobe, where users need to key in the Username and Password of both the Publisher and Adobe.

    2. Users can download the ebook directly instead of downloading a file containing only a link to the ebook

    3. Users can have the ebooks synchronized across different devices and platforms without any specific tool/app such as in Adobe, where users need to use Adobe Digital Edition to move/transfer the ebooks to different devices and platforms.

    4. Lektz eBook solution both readers and DRM support different languages such as Left-To-Right (LTR), Right-To-Left (RTL), Top-To-Bottom (TTB), etc.

    5. Moreover, importantly, Lektz eBook Readers supports PDF, ePUB2 and ePUB3 (Free-flow and Fixed Layout) multimedia-rich interactive and engaging content having HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

    Not just educational publishers, even the publishers involved in publishing fiction-based books also more and more exploring the options to make their ebooks interactive and engaging using ePUB3 standards. Unfortunately, Adobe doesn’t support ePUB3 standards, and because of this limitation, the ebook readers supporting Adobe DRM cannot provide support for ePUB3 standard of ebooks.

    Because of the above-mentioned some of the Unique Selling Points (USPs) of Lektz, we’ve been able to position Lektz successfully against Adobe.

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