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Inside the Ebook file
In the previous section we looked at the principles and some useful tools for examining Ebooks. Today we will take a detailed overview of what is inside the Ebook file.
Apart from the book text, the files stored inside the Ebook Container will also include some key administrative files that help the E-reader navigate through the files and also give it the information about the book:
- a Metadata file
This holds the information about the book title, the author, the publisher, the language of the book, ISBN, description of the book, keywords etc.
- a Contents file
This holds a list of all the files contained in the package/container
It also contains the reading order for the text files tells the E-reader where to place images;
- and an NCX file
This is the Navigation Control file for XML, which holds the navigational Table of Contents for the book…
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