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Digital Books World's interview with Drew Podwal, Founder of The Book Corps and Judge on The Digital Book Awards panel, highlights his excitement and enthusiasm for EPUB 3 and for the opportunities that EDUPUB offers the e-learning space: http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/digital-reading-talking-to-dba-judge-drew-po
EDUPUB Europe 2014 was held in Oslo, Norway on the 19th of June and glorious weather greeted the 100+ delegates as they arrived for the conference hosted by ISO/IEC JTC I/SE36 and Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences / LACE project. Big themes for the day included:
June 16, 2104: Readium Foundation today announced major modifications to its membership terms and open source software licensing programs. Effective immediately, full membership in the Readium Foundation will be available to any organization or individual based on a sliding scale of dues starting at just $500 per year (for non-profits, individuals, and startups).
If you have been creating EPUB files for any amount of time you know that the creation of the file itself is only a small part of the overall process. Often the most frustrating (and time consuming) part of eBook development is the Quality Assurance (QA) process.
Wiley, the international provider of scientific, technical, educational and medical content has announced that EPUB 3 is to become their standard for all Wiley e-book product in reflowable format from February 2014.
Improving the reader experience with EPUB 3 gives further details of the announcement and is testament to the ongoing strong support and commitment that Wiley have given the EPUB 3 standard both in the development and adoption stages.
HarperCollins UK thinks of itself as two things: format agnostic, and digitally thinking. Digital is part of the process right from the very start and is not considered as an add-on. They strive to publish in all appropriate format(s), simultaneously and it is up to the consumer whether they want the hardback, the ebook, the audiobook - all are available on first publication date. Customer choice is paramount and the EPUB file format allows HarperCollins to concentrate on providing maximum flexibility and maximum accessibility to content.