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webmaster for Kracked Press Productions wrote:
I do not have a tablet computer or a smart phone with a screen large enough to read "books".

I have seen PDF books defined as paperback size of pages. Places like publish books with print on demand service. They have templates that are for the popular book sizes. If I was going to create an e-book, I would use one of those templates to make a book the "physical" screen size of a paperback book. Actually I prefer to buy physical books in that size, since it is easier for me to read that size of book over the "standard" hardcover books.

So, I would do the same for any e-book I would create.
If you used an ebook reader, you'd think otherwise. Unless you have a large screen, PDFs do not work well. On my Kobo reader, I can zoom a PDF to one of 4 sizes, but it can still be hard to read, unless I want to scroll through the pages. With epub and other ebook formats, the text reflows, so you'd have less text displayed on a smaller screen, but you don't have to zoom or scroll to read it. You just adjust the font size to whatever works for you.

Yes, publishers are not looking at [or doing it now] several file formats for their e-books.

As I mentioned, O'Reilly, publishers of computer books, makes them available in various formats, including PDF, epub, mobi and one or two others. You can download as many of the available formats as you wish, so that you could have PDF on your computer, but epub, mobi, etc., on your tablet, ereader or phone. I have no idea about other publishers, as I haven't bought ebooks from anyone else.

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