Hot on the heels of the acquisition of CourseSmart by Vital Source it was good to see all teams at the EPUB 3 seminar held in London on the 27th April. Both platforms support EPUB 3 for interactive rich media content and Emmanuel Benoit, President and CEO of Jouve North America posed a number of questions in his introduction including:
· What is the right balance between print and digital?
· How can we prove that digital improves learning?
Nearly a hundred technologists, publishers, and digital artists gathered on March 26 in Paris, France and via web conference for the first-ever IDPF workshop dedicated to EPUB for comics, manga, and sequential art in general. Inspiring demonstrations of interactive and enhanced digital comics were given by « Turbo Media » pioneer Balak, « Infinite Comics » authorsfrom Marvel Geoffo & Mast , and the publishers of the digital comics magazine "Professeur Cyclope".