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EPUB 3 Samples Table

The EPUB 3 samples are also available for individual download from Google Drive.

Unless otherwise specified, all samples listed here are licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0

Publication Description Updated Download Source
Accessible EPUB 3 Strategies for creating EPUB 3 content that can be read by people with different preferred reading modalities. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Children's Literature This sample section from Children's Literature includes span-element headings in the navigation document toc and also includes the table of contents in the spine with styling and hidden page list. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Creative Commons Shared Culture The video, audio and text from Creative Commons A Shared Culture in EPUB form; each spine item containing a variation of <video>/<audio> embedding. See the Navigation Document (toc.xhtml) for details.

Licensing: CC-BY-NC-SA

2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
EPUB 3.0 Specification The EPUB 3.0 specifications in EPUB 3.0 format. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Figure Gallery A bindings-based "object rotator". This particular sample represents an image gallery with caption fields. (The data model is based on the HTML5 figure element, and is thus intended to be used with any type of content that can be represented using <figure>.)

Implementations that do not support bindings will fallback to display all figures simultaneously.

2015-03-08 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Georgia This sample entry from the Encyclopedia Britannica includes a PLS lexicon file and embedded SSML pronunciations showing how the two technologies can be used together to improve TTS rendering.

This sample also includes a page-list nav.

2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Like the base version, but uses EPUB Canonical Fragment Identifiers (CFI) in the Navigation Document page-list.

This sample demonstrates how CFI can be used to identify positions in a target document without having to modify the target document structure. Note that the identified page boundary positions in this document are otherwise identical to those in the base version.

2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Haruko Japanese manga. Each page is represented by an HTML document having a single image and nothing else. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Japanese manga. Each page is represented by a single image, which has a fallback HTML. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Contains a region-nav allowing navigation by region of interest. 2015-09-09 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Hefty Water This sample contains one instance of the epub:switch element, along with inline instructions for how to determine whether a Reading System supports epub:switch. There is also a little bit of ruby markup available, used to render captions under/over chemical formula segments. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Indexing for Editors and Authors: A Practical Guide to Understanding Indexes Sample publication with a single index document conformant to the EPUB Indexes 1.0 Specifications.

Licensing: See the package document for usage restrictions.

2015-05-13 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Like the base version, but the index is split across three content documents.

Licensing: See the package document for usage restrictions.

2015-05-13 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Internal Links Test document for internal linking. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Israel Sailing BIDI, page-progression-direction, rtl, and Hebrew text. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Kusamakura A Japanese Novel Kusamakura 草枕 by Natsume Sōseki 夏目漱石. This EPUB publication has features as below:
  • Vertical Writing
  • Ruby
  • Media overlay
  • Non-ASCII file names and Internationalized Resource Identifiers
  • Emphasis Dots
  • Embedded OpenType? font for U+2014
  • EPUB3 metadata including phonetics
  • XMP metadata
2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
A standalone preview of the the base version. 2015-07-03 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Like the base version, but includes an embedded declaration for a preview. 2015-07-03 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Linear Algebra A First Course in Linear Algebra, available in its canonical version at http://linear.ups.edu. This sample contains substantive amounts of MathML.

Licensing: GNU FDL 1.2

2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Mahabharata The Mahabharata in Devanāgarī (देवनागरी). Note that this sample does not include embedded fonts, and can thus be used to test Reading System native support for Devanāgarī font/glyph rendering. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Moby Dick Herman Melville's Moby-Dick with, as opposed to wasteland, one spine item per chapter. Includes embedded fonts (OpenType). Uses the epub:type attribute. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Like the base version, but includes Media Overlays for the first two chapters. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Page Blanche An extract of a fixed layout document, using XHTML spine items that embed bitmaps. This sample has both the rendition:orientation and the rendition:spread properties set to 'auto'. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Much like the base version, but instead of JPEG embedded in XHTML spine items, this variant uses JPEG spine items. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Quiz A bindings-based "quiz". This particular sample represents a multiple-choice quiz with a self-checking feature. Allows for three types of quizzes: all questions at once, one question at a time, and one question at a time with immediate feedback ("flashcard" mode). Implementations that do not support bindings will fallback to display all questions and possible answers as a static list. 2015-03-09 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Regime Anti-Cancer Arabic Arabic content. Note that this sample does not include embedded fonts, and can thus be used to test Reading System native support for arabic font/glyph rendering. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Requirements for Japanese Text Layout EPUB version of Requirements for Japanese Text Layout (W3C Note) in Japanese 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
EPUB version of Requirements for Japanese Text Layout (W3C Note) in English 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Sous le vent An extract of a fixed layout document, using SVG embedded in XHTML spine items. This sample has the rendition:orientation property set to 'portrait', and the rendition:spread property set to 'none'. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Much like the base version, but instead of SVG embedded in XHTML spine items, this variant uses SVG spine items. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
SVG-in-spine An extract of a fixed layout document, using SVG spine items. This sample uses spine itemref page-spread-* properties in a way that impacts default spread population behavior for the first two pages. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
The Swans This sample contains CSS Media Queries with adaptions for device screen size and orientation.

By virtue of the included Package Document metadata, this sample can also be used to test how Reading Systems handles multiple DC elements of the same kind, and whether it recognizes MARC relator codes (the sample includes multiple dc:creator elements, annotated with MARC illustrator and author roles).

2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
The Voyage of Life A mixed reflowable and fixed layout document. This sample can be used to test Reading System support for item-level changes to fixed layout meta properties. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Much like the base version, but instead of interspersed reflowable/fixed pages, this variant contains an experimental "textual overlay" for each painting (click or tap on the painting surface to toggle the visibility of the text).

While the implementation of the toggling in this sample is not very slick, the main purpose is to show how rich text can be supplied with otherwise image-centric content without negative impact on the visual experience.

2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
The Waste Land A basic recast of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land in a single XHTML document, using <section> elements and the epub:type attribute to mark a live linked note apparatus and other structural components. Contains day and night alternate style sheets.

For EPUB 2.0 Reading System compatibility purposes, a 2.01 NCX and the EPUB 2 cover meta element is included.

2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Like the base version, but uses serif OTF embedded fonts. The fallback is a sans-serif system font. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Like the base version, but uses serif OTF embedded fonts encrypted using the OCF 3.0 font obfuscation algorithm. The fallback is a sans-serif system font. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Like the base version, but uses serif WOFF embedded fonts. The fallback is a sans-serif system font. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Like the base version, but uses serif WOFF embedded fonts encrypted using the OCF 3.0 font obfuscation algorithm. The fallback is a sans-serif system font. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Trees This sample contains the HTML5 canvas element used to draw decorational trees on page load. If your reading system does not support canvas, the text "Your Reading System does not support canvas" will be shown instead.

Following the title (first) page, this sample also contains two spine items that are styled using CSS multi-column layout. If your reading system supports multi-column layout, then the pages will be rendered in two columns.

2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
Vertical Writing Vertical writing, page-progression-direction rtl, and alternate stylesheets for vertical/horizontal writing. 2015-02-16 EPUB 3.0 Browse
World Cultures and Geography Multiple rendition publication containing a text and braille rendition as well as a mapping document. 2015-08-31 EPUB 3.0 Browse