Ask the eBook Publisher

Beginning in April, I plan to do audio interviews with various ebook publishers about….well, ebooks. What do YOU want to know? What publishers do you want to hear from? What would you ask them? Interviews will be posted on the blog.

Do any librarians want to be interviewed about ebooks? Give me a holler.

2 thoughts on “Ask the eBook Publisher”

  1. I would like to hear what e-book publishers feel about the work of IDPF regarding standardization of the e-publishing format. Do they welcome it “.epub”? How will it effect their production.

    I would also like to see interviews with the various producers of portable software for reading e-books. How do they feel about .epub? How will effect their proprietary software.

  2. Just in case you aren’t aware of what Rita is referring to – here’s more info from: http://www.idpf.org/

    Welcome to the IDPF

    The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is the trade and standards association for the digital publishing industry. See our current members.

    What is .epub, OPS/OCF & OEB?

    “.epub” is the file extension of an XML format for reflowable digital books and publications. “.epub” is composed of three open standards, the Open Publication Structure (OPS), Open Packaging Format (OPF) and Open Container Format (OCF), produced by the IDPF. “.epub” allows publishers to produce and send a single digital publication file through distribution and offers consumers interoperability between software/hardware for unencrypted reflowable digital books and other publications. The Open eBook Publication Structure or “OEB”, originally produced in 1999, is the precursor to OPS.

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