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7 Top Book Marketing Tips

Digital Book World held their annual conference on publishing and digital content strategies this week in New York City. For the first time, they hosted an entire track on book marketing, so we gathered many exciting takeaways we wanted to share with our readers. From building an author’s platform to improving...

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What Are the Benefits of the IDPF-W3C Merger?

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 group sees the combination as a “threat to the long-term health of...

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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...

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5 Questions with George Kerscher, CIO, Daisy Consortium

George Kerscher is the chief innovations officer of Daisy Consortium, as well as a senior advisor for global literacy at Benetech, and president of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). George is a recognized international leader in document access, as well as an advocate for semantically rich content which can be...

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Top 10 Rights Hacks for Publishers

On the first official day of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Jane Tappuni of IPR License and Kris Kliemann of Kliemann and Co. gave a presentation on the Publishing Perspectives stage in which they outlined the top 10 hacks publishers should implement when considering how to sell their rights. One of the...

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A Few Notes on the Future of Publishing

The Future Today Institute has created a terrific, free report summarizing key technology trends and what they mean for tomorrow. I’ve embedded the report below so you can quickly flip through it. I read the whole report and highlighted the most noteworthy elements for publishers below. That leads me (once again)...

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W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) hosted a gathering of 500 web technology experts to address challenges and new opportunities for the future of the Web’s technical roadmap and standardization work. Full press release below: W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web Annual Technical Plenary Meeting in...

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All About the Audiobook Market in India

With a rising population of working executives regularly driving to work in India and spending long stretches of time on the road, reading has a new window of opportunity, and with that, so does publishing. Yet while a large part of this audience has already been captured by ebooks, there is...

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Will an Open Web Liberate Reading Data?

At last week’s BEA, it was announced that the IDPF, the standards body for ebooks and responsible for the current EPUB specification, is considering merging with the W3C, the standards body for the web at large. This would mean that instead of having its own standards body for digital books, the...

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W3C and IDPF Exploring Plans to Combine

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) announced yesterday that the two organizations have mutual interest in combining to advance publishing technologies at a faster rate. Tim Berners-Lee, director of W3C, and Bill McCoy, executive director of IDPF, revealed the plans following Berners-Lee’s keynote address...

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W3C and IDPF Are Exploring Plans to Combine

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) announced today that the two organizations have mutual interest in combining to advance publishing technologies at a faster rate. Tim Berners-Lee, director of W3C, and Bill McCoy, executive director of IDPF, revealed the plans following Berners-Lee’s keynote address...

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Do Standards Help or Hinder Innovation?

Many trade publishers fall asleep at the mention of standards. Support for EPUB3—just to name one—is still far from universal, and there are few signs that that’s changing quickly. But outside trade publishing, standards arguably garner more urgent attention from digital content developers, distributors and their partners. W3C, a web standards...

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MathML Language Certified an International Standard

MathML 3.0, the markup language used to render mathematical expressions online and in other digital content, gets the imprimatur of two international standards organizations. With MathML, mathematical formulas can be made interactive, rather than being published as static representations of mathematical concepts or equations. Advocates see that capability as one of the language’s...

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...