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Why the IDPF-W3C Merger Will Be Great for EPUB and the Book Industry

NOTE: The following represents personal opinion, not that of IDPF or W3C. A self-appointed “Save the IDPF, Save EPUB” committee has recently formed to publicly attack the IDPF/W3C combination plan and announce a campaign of its own with the goal “to keep the IDPF going as a standalone trade organization.” This...

EPUB3 Key to Growing Illustrated Ebooks Internationally?

There’s no shortage of publishers ready to declare illustrated ebooks a lost cause, at least until further notice. But according to one Japanese publisher speaking at the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) at Book Expo America in New York City today, there are two reasons to hold out hope: international markets...

Ebooks and the Open Web to Merge in the Future

Consumer behaviors and digital expectations are guiding the direction of publishing. And today, consumers expect all Web content to be customizable and completely mobile. In the future, that expectation will apply to all content, said Jeff Jaffe Speaking at speaking at the IDPF Digital Book 2013 conference in New York. The...