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Publiwide, a technology startup based in Switzerland, has recently launched an online software application to edit, enhance and enrich your EPUB 3 eBooks. Their new EPUB 3 Plus cloud-based software offers the ability to manage both reflow and fixed-layout eBooks with a simple interface to manage and edit content.

The IDPF co-sponsored a one-day conference in Brussels on June 29 with the Interinstitutional Digital Publishing Committee of the EU, an important Europe-wide activity led by a recent IDPF member, the EU Publications Office. It was an invitation-only event designed to provide an opportunity for institutional publishers to hear about important technologies and trends, learn about best practices and success stories, and share experiences.

EPUBZone can report that Apple's latest version of iBooks Author 2.3 now includes new EPUB templates. These new templates allow content to be exported to EPUB 3 to create media-rich, reflowable ebooks which can be viewed in any ebook reader that supports EPUB 3.

Apple lists the following capabilities for the latest version of iBooks Author: