E-book FAQs

What types of e-book publishing formats are there?

Here are the two most common formats available:


The EPub format is an open standard for e-books that was established by the International Digital Publishing Forum. This format is based on XHTML and XML, and is a popular format choice for a wide range of devices. When you take advantage of Rutledge Hill’s e-book publishing service, your book will be available in this format, which is compatible with Barnes and Noble’s Nook, Kobo, Apple Books, and Google Play Books.


This format, an open e-book standard that uses XHTML, JavaScript and frames, is for Mobipocket e-books. The files can be viewed with many PDAs and smartphones.