Adobe’s New E-Reader Step in Right Direction
Adobe released its Adobe Digital Editions 1.0 that had previously been released in beta form. I’ve tried out the beta form and with properly formatted pdfs, the books looked great. With older books, however, it struggles with the same issues of reflow and readability. Still, if the IDPF can convince every publisher to go to a unified standard such as the IDPF Open Publication Standard (OPS) for XHTML-based re-flowable eBooks, then one more barrier to the ebook industry will fall. A big barrier.
Also included in the press release was a notice that mobile editions of the Adobe Digital Editions were in the works including one that would be compatible with the Sony EReader. I won’t be changing preferred formats just yet, but this is definitely a good development.