Originally Posted by DSpider
OEB (ePub's predecesor), first came out in 1999:
But I think the major e-book format was DOC, and some other obscure formats that PDAs could read (PalmDOC
?). Maybe plain old TXT, as well, because back then people didn't know any better.
MOBI is actually based on the Open eBook format. Amazon purchased Mobipocket to gain access to this format. See our wiki for more details.
Today KF8 is the new Amazon standard and it will based on ePub although the resulting file is not compatible. Most of the ePub features are available to an eBook publisher for the KF8 format. MOBI is being phased out of Amazon. Read about KF8 in our wiki.