October 24, 2013 Last Updated 11:42 am

Liz Castro: Why iBooks for Mac matters (goodbye PDF!)

The author, ePub expert and blogger Liz Castro has a great post up on her site Pigs, Gourds and Wikis about the new iBooks for Mac.

We folks who create ebooks have been waiting for iBooks for Mac for a long time as a testing tool. Copying EPUB files from one device to another is a hassle and being able to see a book right where you’ve created it is frankly, this side of wonderful.

But of course, we #eprdctn people are not at all the point. Apple’s release of iBooks for Mac in its new Mavericks operating system is a huge step for ebooks and EPUB because it makes EPUB available where people want to use it: on their desktops. The fact that this is the very same format—and the very same files—that works in their ereaders and tablets is icing on the cake.

{Read more at Pigs, Gourds and Wikis.}

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