We provide each of our textbooks in the following formats: HTML, PDF, and EPUB. An EPUB (electronic publication) is the most popular open, free electronic book format. EPUB files can be opened on systems such as Barnes and Noble’s Nook, iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone, and the Sony Reader. Amazon’s Kindle does not currently support the EPUB format. Other devices that support EPUB formats include Moon+ Reader and Wordplayer on Android devices, apps such as Freda on Windows Phone 7, and Mozilla Firefox browser add-ons such as EPUBReader and Okular.
All three formats (HTML, PDF, EPUB) should be easily readable on most mobile devices and e-readers. But they can also be read on computers using iBooks on Mac OS X and Calibre for Mac, Windows, and Linux. There are also web browser-based EPUB readers, such as Google Play Books (you can upload your own EPUB files), and the browser add-on Readium.
We recommend the following applications and readers for viewing.
Open Access Textbooks is an open access textbook project created through West Virginia University with the goal of producing cost-effective and high quality products that engage authors, faculty, and students. This project is supported by the Digital Publishing Institute and West Virginia University Libraries and is available in HTML, PDF, and EPub formats.
West Virginia University Libraries
1549 University Ave
Morgantown, WV 26505
Cheryl E. Ball
Director of the Digital Publishing Institute