A possible replacement for PDFs or a new type of book?
This one almost slipped past me. Bob Levine wrote about it at InDesign secrets. Adobe’s now giving away licenses to the .folio format.
This could be huge! Magazines were dying because .folio was so expensive
Now maybe we’ll see some more folio readers. Maybe tablet reader apps will be able to handle folio also. Maybe PDF will finally go the way of the dodo. The ability to offer books with multiple columns and portrait/landscape versions gives technical and non-fiction books some real hope in the ereader world.
Keep an eye out for this…
- Latest Adobe Stats Show Rapid Growth in Digital Publication Readership (whattheythink.com)
- Adobe to Publish .Folio Tech Specs Under Free License in Q1 2014 (goodereader.com)