Re the rumor about Amazon switching to ePub soon which seemed to me to have a shaky basis (although, further down the road, Amazon might do it), the many possible alternate scenarios were described in detail in that blog article of May 20 The basis for the rumor, which seemed to involve wording of "submitting" e-books in ePub format was soft, because as documented, publishers have been allowed to submit ebooks in ePub since September 2010.
No more has been said about it in the news since that week, although many ePub advocates have still been hoping that it was true.
However, I noticed the following paragraph in a well-written article by Eric Hellman, "EPUB Really IS a Container" :
' Although Amazon still uses the aging MOBI format on its kindle devices, it seems only a matter of time before the infrastructure accumulating behind EPUB pushes them into the embrace of the IDPF [International Digital Publishing Forum]. Already, most of the content flowing into the Amazon system is being produced in EPUB and converted to MOBI.
Don't expect this shift to happen soon though; in his IDPF presentation, Joshua Tallent of eBook Architects described rumors that this would happen soon as "bunk" -- but it will happen sometime. '
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