About the author  ⁄ Matthias Schmitt

Matthias is a member of the XinXii Distribution Staff. He holds a Master's Degree in German Language and Literature from the University of Bochum and is specialising in the production of e-books since 2009. His hobby horse are Fine Arts, especially theatre, literature, and photography.

Breaking Good—Or, How to Give Your E-Book Layout the Perfect Look

E-Book Distribution Requires Certain File Types In order to be shipped to the stores of XinXii’s international distribution partners, e-books need to be shaped in a specific file type called EPUB. Because EPUB format, like most web content, is coded in HTML it enables readers to modify the layout of the content according to their individual preferences (in respect of font styles and sizes, e.g.) which is why it can be described as a “dynamic” format. This means that, in EPUB, there is no longer a fixed page design like in PDF or in printed books because the way the ...

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