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I do not have a tablet computer or a smart phone with a screen large
enough to read "books".
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.
I have seen PDF books defined as paperback size of pages. Places like
Lulu.com 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.
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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