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Re: epub or mobi



I generally go with epub. Epub files are the closer to a standardized
format, whereas mobi is more proprietary.

The other reason I prefer epub is that it is, in essence, html docs in
a zip file format. You can unzip <title>,epub get a listing of html
files:

$ unzip -v The_Great_Commission_-_Steven_Lake.epub
Archive:  The_Great_Commission_-_Steven_Lake.epub
 Length   Method    Size  Cmpr    Date    Time   CRC-32   Name
--------  ------  ------- ---- ---------- ----- --------  ----
    5899  Defl:N     2562  57% 2011-07-28 15:19 73989fed  Page_006.html
    2815  Defl:N     1296  54% 2011-07-28 15:18 eefddff2  Page_007.html
    3278  Defl:N     1502  54% 2011-07-28 15:22 27844f53  Page_008.html
    2288  Defl:N     1135  50% 2011-07-28 15:20 3a4153c6  Page_009.html
    4828  Defl:N     2087  57% 2011-07-28 15:17 f617d959  Page_010.html
    3376  Defl:N     1578  53% 2011-07-28 15:20 72433d36  Page_011.html
    4462  Defl:N     1882  58% 2011-07-28 15:20 b50530bd  Page_012.html
    8908  Defl:N     3714  58% 2011-07-28 15:17 a44eed3f  Page_013.html
    1471  Defl:N      785  47% 2011-07-28 15:12 666f52bd  Page_014.html
     827  Defl:N      485  41% 2011-07-28 15:12 1c2db05e  Page_015.html
    1932  Defl:N      419  78% 2010-05-05 19:41 f66060ca  stylesheet.css
     583  Defl:N      313  46% 2010-03-20 22:33 d755d124  titlepage.xhtml
    3099  Defl:N      677  78% 2011-07-28 14:48 5b88fc45  toc.ncx
       0  Stored        0   0% 2010-07-21 16:52 00000000  META-INF/
     237  Defl:N      152  36% 2010-03-20 22:33 7716e82e  META-INF/container.xml
    2978  Defl:N      754  75% 2011-07-28 14:45 01059abd  content.opf
      20  Stored       20   0% 2010-03-20 22:33 2cab616f  mimetype
     780  Defl:N      433  45% 2011-07-28 14:35 63e38c68  Page_000.html
    1895  Defl:N      885  53% 2011-07-28 15:24 16c2203b  Page_001.html
     966  Defl:N      534  45% 2011-12-18 22:16 48efa850  Page_002.html
    1678  Defl:N      880  48% 2011-07-28 14:55 e997672e  Page_003.html
   13051  Defl:N     5200  60% 2011-12-18 22:16 d0bb32bc  Page_004.html
    4698  Defl:N     2056  56% 2011-07-28 15:21 ba97913b  Page_005.html
  222915  Defl:N   215843   3% 2010-12-21 15:54 aed8cb8c  cover.jpg
--------          -------  ---                            -------
  292984           245192  16%                            24 files

These being .html files, can be edited.

All that being said, are you familiar with Calibre
(http://calibre-ebook.com)? It's an ebook library manager and
converter. You should take a look at that, as it lets you convert
between formats at will. It also makes a good library manager, though
have had issues with multiple copies of the same database getting out
of sync, so I may end up using subversion or git on the backend to
keep them in sync.

--b

On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 12:40 AM, T o n g <mlist4suntong@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> If I can choose, which version of ebook I should pick,
> the epub or mobi files, and why?
>
> Thanks
>
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