Now people like to read books through their electronic devices. And it is very easy to access. And mostly, this is free and a way to benefit. Nowadays, you can read a book offline and online in PDF format or an Epub format. We all know about PDF (Portable Document Format). This is a version of books and files that are readable. Epub is also the same but has some extra features and benefits. In today’s article, I’ve tried to describe those in the following briefly. Here in this article, you will know what is PDF and Epub actually is. And the benefits of Epub and also my personal experience.
What Is Epub
Epub is an electronic publication. In the simplest word, we call ebook. Epub is an ebook. Books that are published for reading on electronic devices are called ebooks. EPub is a popular file format. People say there are some benefits to ePub than PDF. The size of the ePub is much smaller as the whole book is typed instead of scanned. There is also the advantage of making the font smaller and larger. Just as we read books on mobile today in PDF file format, books can be read on mobile, tablet, or PC in epub file format. EPUB books can also be read on all the devices on which PDF books are being read to date. Many devices do not support PDF books but can read ePub books.
What Is PDF
PDF is currently very popular, both offline and online. This file extension was first invented in 1990; the Internet was only childish. At that time, this file format was widely used, especially offline. PDFs were used for offline document printing, posters, or any document printing from the desktop. Today, however, PDFs can contain as many types of things as PDFs with power flowers, but PDFs could not contain so much in the beginning. There was a problem with the PDF; the large document files were too big and too slow; the system had difficulty opening and reading the files.
A few years later, Adobe released a free PDF reader for PDF files, and since then, PDF has become known as a good document file standard, leaving many competing file formats behind. At first, Adobe would only control the PDF; that is, how it would work, what features it would bring, or how it would be read was entirely in Adobe’s hands. But later, Adobe made PDF open standard, for which there are hundreds of different PDF readers available today. Today’s major internet browsers can read PDF documents by default. So if you have Google Chrome installed, you don’t need a separate PDF reader.
Which One is Better?
Some people like reading through PDF, and some people like Epub. It depends on your choice. PDF and Epub both are easy acceded tool to read books. Personally, currently, I’m reading a book through Epub. It is giving me a feeling of reading the real book. That PDF does not give it to me. Showing you the difference with a screenshot in the following:
This is an Epub book. I was reading a book’s Epub version on my android mobile. I had to download an app from the play store to open it. After downloading it, I can access all ePub books through that app. As you can see, it is giving me a feel of the real coloured book. This is a thing I really liked about ePub.
Benefits of Reading with Epub
The ePub book can be compatible with the device. That means you don’t have to zoom in while reading a book. The screen of the device is not a problem with anything big or small. Let’s know about some benefits of reading books via ePub.
- The text from the book can be copied and shared wherever desired.
- The font size of the text can be changed. The font’s colour can be changed, and even the book’s background colour can be changed.
- Epub is very light; that is why so many more books can be kept in less space. This reduces the waste of memory.
Epub is a groundbreaking solution for those who see less with their eyes or have trouble reading short texts. EPUB is a really great solution, especially for older people but is interested in reading books on digital devices. You can mark any line of your choice in the book. Comments can be added to it. Later only the marked part can be exported. Specific pages can be bookmarked. Information can be found very easily through search. Day/night reading mode facility is available. I recommended you try to experiment with both PDF and Epub. You will recognize the difference.