I've sampled a number of epubs from Barnes & Noble which I have then borrowed from the library, or purchased from other vendors (such as Sony) only to find that the styling of the epub is different in sample and full form.
Today, for instance, I am looking at at The Idea Lab
by Jon Gernter.
The CSS from Barnes & Noble (just the sample, not the full book):
- Is right justified
- Has large margins, specified in px
On the other hand, the full book file from Sony
- Is not justified
- Has minimal margins, specified in points
I believe there are other differences that aren't as obvious on a first glance.
My question--is there any way to figure out which design is closer to what the publisher intended? I.e., who has modified the original epub file--Sony or B&N?
Other than format differences (epub/mobi), has anyone else seen a difference in the same book file from vendor to vendor?