What's the best way to format my book to create an ebook?

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What's the best way to format my book to create an ebook?

Concerning EPUB 3 you always use, depending on the nature of your content, XHTML or SVG to markup your content, you can mix it as well.
If you have pixel images, depending on the content you have the choice between different formats, but for photos you will typically use JPEG/JFIF. For many computer graphics SVG will
be the best choice, however for a few applications PNG may be of some use as well.

If you like, you can style XHTML and SVG documents with CSS, but this is not required, because those formats have a default view, that especially for XHTML may depend on the viewer and the preferences of the reader. Once you have written your content files with XHTML or SVG, you may consider to style this content or to provide alternative styles for your content.
How to style is your choice and taste.
Because both formats have mechanisms, that optimise the presentation of the content to the available size of the viewport of the viewer, it is typically a good idea not to pessimise this automatic sizing with formatting restrictions as fixed size of the output or fonts etc.

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