Open eBook

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Open eBook Publication Structure (OEBPS)
Filename extension
Internet media type
Developed byOpen eBook Forum
Initial release1999; 25 years ago (1999)
Latest release
Open eBook Publication Structure (OEBPS) 2.0
September 2007 (2007-09)
Type of formate-Book file format
Contained byOEB Package Format (ZIP)
Extended fromXML, defined subset of XHTML, CSS, Dublin Core
Extended toEPUB electronic publication standard

Open eBook (OEB), or formally, the Open eBook Publication Structure (OEBPS), is a legacy e-book format which has been superseded by the EPUB format. It was "based primarily on technology developed by SoftBook Press".[2] and on XML. OEB was released with a free version belonging to public domain and a full version to be used with or without DRM by the publishing industry.

Open eBook is a ZIP file plus a Manifest file. Inside the package a defined subset of XHTML may be used, along with CSS and Dublin Core metadata. The default file extension is .opf (OEB Package Format).

Specification release history[edit]

  • September 2007 – Open Publication Structure (OPS) 2.0, EPUB. Released, supersedes the OEBPS 1.2
  • August 2002 – OEBPS 1.2 Recommended Specification Released
  • June 2001 – OEBPS 1.0.1 replaces OEBPS 1.0
  • September 1999 – Open eBook Publication Structure (OEBPS) 1.0 released

Reader software[edit]

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Open Packaging Format (OPF) 2.0 v1.0". 2007-09-11. Archived from the original on 2009-06-04. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
  2. ^ Judge, Paul (1998-11-16), "E-Books: A Library On Your Lap", BusinessWeek, archived from the original on February 8, 2000
  3. ^ Sony Reader PRS-505
  4. ^ Intel Reader Archived 2012-09-10 at
  5. ^ Barnes & Noble Nook
  6. ^ Kobo Reader
  7. ^ Audiobook and eMagazine library

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