An update to “News and Views”, from an email just received from the British Library regarding ebook submissions:
At present, electronic publications are submitted to us on a voluntary basis, although Legal Deposit for electronic material is likely to come into force next month. Currently, where a publication is produced in print format, there is still a requirement for this to be sent to us, and we would not require an electronic version as well. Material can be submitted to us by e-mail attachment to this address, providing the total size of the e-mail is no larger than 5 MB. As you have mentioned, PDF is our preferred method but we can accept other formats just as ePub or mobi files.
Hope this information helps.
British Library – Digital Processing Team
A refreshingly clear reply! Note that “Legal Deposit for electronic material is likely to come into force next month”.