IDPF today unveiled a new microsite EPUBZone at epubzone.org , providing a central place for information and resources about EPUB, the globally adopted digital publication standard. The initial focus of epubzone.org  is EPUB 3, the latest version of EPUB, which is based on HTML5 and other modern Web Standards.

Readium Foundation Board member and Product Owner of the Library Simplified Initiative, James English at NYPL (New York Public Library) spoke at a recent ALA meeting about the EPUB Platform and Readium Open Source Initiative, during a seminar presented by NISO and BISG.

EDUPUB Tokyo 2014, the next convocation of the global community developing a global open platform for e-textbooks and other learning content, will take place September 16-18 in Shinagawa Tokyo, at Microsoft Japan HQ. For more information and to apply to be a presenter or attendee please visit http://www.jepa.or.jp/edupub/early.html .
The industry rollout of EPUB 3 support has taken another big step forward with private beta releases of Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) desktop reading software and Adobe Reader Mobile SDK (RMSDK), both supporting EPUB 3 via the open source Readium SDK project. The beta releases support both fixed layout and reflowable content, audio and video playing, MathML, JavaScript in and outside of iFrames, multiple rendition EPUBs,  and much more.