Category Archives: Epub

IDPF at BEA: Convert to Epub for Publishers

“This stuff wouldn’t make it in San Francisco” was how a coworker summed up the products being shown at the International Digital Publishing Forum at BookExpo America this past week, saying that a lot of the solutions were quite modest technically. And there was a sameness to them; most companies were making a mechanism to map [...]

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Live-blogging TOC 2011: Better than Free, How Value is Generated in a Copy Free World

First up is Kevin Kelly from Wired magazine, Long Now foundation (and certified wise old man). Six trends in the world of book publishing: Screening: we’re moving from being people of the book to people of the screen. Ubiquitous screens is the context of publishing now. Reading a book on a phone wouldn’t have made [...]

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Live-blogging the ePub 3 Announcement

As prematurely announced yesterday, the standard for e-books, ePub, is out in a new draft version this morning. It will be final in May (2011) at BEA, a very fast pace. It has many additional elements borrowed from HTML5 technologies. More details here after I read it :) Okay, after a quick perusal, some things [...]

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Live-blogging TOC2011: HTML5 for Publishers

Speaking is Marcin Wichary, from Google. Ok, obligatory Futurama clip… HTML5 is one group, divided into 8 parts: semantics (information about structure of a document) offline storage (web pages can save information on a user’s computer) device access (the website can access a user’s computer, e.g. to print) connectivity: connections can be intermittent or constant, multimedia [...]

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