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The Trade and Standards Organization for the Digital Publishing Industry

The Trade and Standards Organization for the Digital Publishing Industry
The IDPF will hold a technical workshop on Sequential Art (Comics, Manga, Bandes dessinées, and new form) on March 26, 2014 in Paris, France, hosted by Cap Digital, and via web meeting. The goals of this international workshop are to inform IDPF members and other interested parties about the new features for fixed-layout EPUB that have been developed by the Advanced-Hybrid Layout (AHL) Working Group, to determine what gaps may still remain in EPUB relative to requirements for digital comics and manga (such as interactive cutscenes and other advanced inter- and intra-page transition effects), and to reach consensus of stakeholders on an action plan to address these gaps and ensure that EPUB is a complete foundation for rich, interactive digital comics and manga on a global basis. For more information on the event and how to participate, visit the event page at http://idpf.org/idpf-comics-manga-workshop-paris .

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News Briefs Can you find "the one" when you're speed-dating thousands of digital books? Digital subscription that offers a broad range of content for a fixed, low monthly fee is an appealing model for the general consumer attracted by easy access to all their favorite authors. As a publisher, you also need to find readers for the next bestselling writer. This October 23 BISG Executive Lunch on digital subscription will provide the data and context to help you evaluate the early evidence about the impact of subscription on discoverability. Posted Friday, October 17, 2014 Gift-with-purchase rethought: why content and service bundling is a compelling consumer hook—and what it means for publishers

Advancing Portable Documents for the Open Web Platform: EPUB+WEB Our Vision Our vision for EPUB+WEB is that portable documents become fully native citizens of the Open Web Platform. In this vision, the current format- and workflow-level separation between offline/portable (EPUB) and online (Web) document publishing is diminished to zero. These are merely two dynamic manifestations of the same publication: content authored with online use as the primary mode can easily be saved by the user for offline reading in portable document form. Content authored primarily for use as a portable document can be put online, without any need for refactoring the content. Publishers can choose to utilize either or both of these publishing modes, and users can choose either or both of these consumption modes.

The publishing industry has a problem, and EPUB is not the solution This article contains my personal views, not those of my employer Lonely Planet. I’ll be blunt. Ebooks and EPUB are to the publishing industry what Blu-Ray is to the movie industry: a solution to yesterday’s problem made irrelevant by broader change in the industry. Both have a couple of years left in them, and there’s good money to be made while the kinks get worked out from the alternatives, but the way the wind is blowing is clear. Whenever someone proposes EPUB as a solution, ask yourself a question: what’s the problem they’re trying to solve? As a standard drafted by the IDPF, a self-proclaimed “organization for the Digital Publishing Industry”, EPUB is built squarely to address the industry’s biggest headache: ensuring that, in the digital age, they retain the ability to charge money for distributing content.

Stanza Desktop: A Revolution in Reading Stanza Desktop is a small utility program to assist in converting your books from various formats into ePub, and to assist in transferring your books to Stanza iPhone/iPod Touch. Stanza Desktop currently supports reading books in a variety of unprotected formats (including HTML, plain text, Mobipocket), but note that books in protected formats (such as Kindle books, books protected with Adobe DRM, and protected Mobipocket books) cannot currently be read using Stanza Desktop. Stanza Desktop does not currently contain any library management features or the ability to download books directly from the internet. For library management and conversion-related features, you may be interested in looking at the free Calibre project at , which also includes the ability to transfer books to Stanza iPhone. Stanza Desktop is currently in beta for Windows and Macintosh. You can download it for Windows or Mac .

Jon Nisper Back on January 17th we launched SocialEngage, which takes the best of CoTweet Enterprise and includes new capabilities to empower brands to engage in social channels. To focus on the development of SocialEngage we also announced we would discontinue our free edition of CoTweet Standard on February 15th. This means, the free version of CoTweet, also known as CoTweet Standard is no longer available. However, we are making it very easy for you to try SocialEngage free through February 2012. css-regions · tutorials · WPD · WebPlatform.org By Mike Sierra Summary The CSS Regions feature provides a way to implement complex magazine-style designs in which content flows through freely positioned layout elements. It allows you to dynamically flow content from one layout element to another, but does not specify how those elements are presented. For that, use whatever CSS technique is most appropriate: flexible boxes, multi-column layout, grid layout, floats, or even absolute positioning. This guide shows you how to flow text, but does not discuss these various layout techniques.

School and Library Spotlight: How Schools Buy and Use E-Books Debate over the pros and cons of implementing e-books into schools continues to be robust in publishing and educational circles. But most observers agree that e-books are here to stay—at least for the foreseeable future, which is the best anyone can predict in an era of technological advances. As a new academic year kicks off and more students than ever have access to e-books, we take a look at where the educational e-book market stands today and how those titles are being purchased and used by schools.

EpibSecret The following resources will help you create your ePUB files. ePUB Resources The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) develops and maintains the EPUB® standard format for reflowable digital books and other digital publications that are interoperable between disparate reading devices and applications. It is responsible for the ePUB specification. epubcheck - Validation tool for EPUB This project has moved to GitHub! EpubCheck is a tool to validate IDPF EPUB files, version 2.0 and later. It can detect many types of errors in EPUB. OCF container structure, OPF and OPS mark-up, and internal reference consistency are checked. EpubCheck can be run as a standalone command-line tool or used as a Java library. Note that you must be able to run Java from the command-line and be familiar with command-line tools to use this effectively.

Complete Brand Marketing on Facebook Oracle Oracle Solutions Social Relationship Management Involver Involver is Now Part of Oracle Social Relationship Management EPUB Publications 3.0 › 3.4 Package Document Definition All elements [XML] defined in this section are in the namespace [XMLNS] unless otherwise specified. › 3.4.1 The package Element The package element is the root container of the Package Document and encapsulates Publication metadata and resource information. Element Name package Open Ebooks Initiative Open Ebooks Initiative DPLA & Ebooks / Curation Corps / Ebooks Working Group / Open Ebooks Initiative The Open eBooks initiative was announced by President Obama at a ConnectED event that was held at Anacostia Library in Washington, DC on April 30, 2015. Open eBooks is a partnership between three existing nonprofits (New York Public Library, Digital Public Library of America, and First Book), with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and was made possible by the generous commitments of publishers. Open eBooks adds to existing efforts to help kids develop a love of reading and discovery by making eBooks available to children and youth from low-income families. About the Open Ebooks Initiative

Blog Archive » Where do you start an ePUB and what is the <guide> section of the .OPF file? Liz Castro has a great post at her blog Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis titled “Where should an ebook begin?” In the post, she looks are various readers and what they usually show as the first page of an eBook of John Grisham’s The Litigator. As she shows, both the Kindle and iBooks open to the first page of the first chapter of the book. The Nook, however, opens to the first page of the eBook itself, that is the cover, because it currently does not recognize the reference type "start" in the <guide> section of the .OPF file. In my own testing, it appears that Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) doesn’t support "start" either.

EPUB EPUB (short for electronic publication; sometimes styled ePub) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Files have the extension .epub. EPUB is designed for reflowable content, meaning that an EPUB reader can optimize text for a particular display device. EPUB also supports fixed-layout content. The format is intended as a single format that publishers and conversion houses can use in-house, as well as for distribution and sale.

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