November 26, 2020

De Gruyter Frontlist Titles Now Available in EPUB 3 Format

From De Gruyter:

“The introduction of the ePub format is an additional step in our digitalization strategy,” says Dr. Sven Fund, Managing Director of De Gruyter. “The internet is becoming increasingly mobile, and we are reacting to this development. Currently, every fifth reader uses eBooks, and over 50% of eBook users read while on the go.

The ePub format supports variable font sizes as well as the dynamic adjustment of content to the device’s screen size. EBooks in the ePub format are released as a single file, as opposed to the one-file-per-chapter format of PDF-based eBooks. De Gruyter is one of the first academic presses worldwide to offer customers the choice between the ePub and PDF formats when purchasing an eBook.

The ePub format will also be offered for titles from De Gruyter’s publisher partners. “Annually, some 2,000 ePubs from De Gruyter and its publisher partners, including Böhlau Verlag and Penn Press, will be available through De Gruyter Online and through aggregators,” Fund adds.

In the past few weeks we’ve posted similar announcements from Wiley and Elsevier.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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