EPUB File Extension

Have a problem opening a .EPUB file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what EPUB files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .EPUB file type?

The EPUB file extension stands for "electronic publication", a file format used for creation and distribution of digital books, documents, and publications. This compression scheme is developed and maintained by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF).

A ePub package typically contains a number of raster/vector images and text files. This format is very convenient because of its "reflowable text" feature: the book's content adjusts itself automatically to the display of your reading device.

Files labeled with the ePub extension are supported by the majority of popular readers including Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Android tablets, iPhones and iPads. However, ePub books have to be converted into .mobi or .pdf formats before opening them on Amazon Kindle.

You can also read .epub books on your PC using a compatible e-reader application. The Google Books website offer thousands of free books in the .epub format - they are not protected by DRM, therefore you can download them without any restrictions.

Software to open or convert EPUB files

You can open EPUB files with the following programs:
Booknizer by Booknizer.com
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Digital Editions by Adobe Systems Incorporated
Icecream Ebook Reader
Icecream Ebook Reader by Icecream Apps
Yandex by ООО «ЯНДЕКС»

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