Re: what doc formats do READERs want ?

Subject: Re: what doc formats do READERs want ?
From: Suzanne Chiles <suzchiles -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:48:44 -0800

Anecdotally, I'm doing a pilot project providing documentation in the EPUB
format and so far it's been very well received by both external and
internal audiences. Like PDFs, they are easy to distribute, as they are
just a single file. However, they provide a much better experience for
online reading. In addition to being able to manually add the books to a
Nook, an iPad, or a Sony reader, they can also be read easily online.
There's a free Firefox add-on for reading and managing EPUB books in the
browser that gives outstanding results.

I anticipate providing PDFs forever, as there are people that want to
print out a hardcopy. But I do think EPUBs are a great distribution format
as well.

Suzanne Chiles

On 12/12/11 6:43 PM, "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:

>Hello, writers,
>
>I¹ve certainly been following the trends for authoring docs ­ Wikis,
>DITA, single-sourcing, all kinds of tools, etc. ­ but I¹ve been asked a
>very good question: what are the trends from the audience¹s (reader¹s)
>perspective?
>


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