Entries Tagged as 'EPUB'

AAP supports EPUB3, new initiative accelerates adoption

August 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off

This is big news for EPUB3 adoption – accelerated across-the-board adoption.  I hope they are successful, this will be a great service for those with disabilities.  More from the AAP press release: Wednesday, 24 July 2013 | Ed McCoyd, Andi Sporkin The Association of American Publishers supports the establishment of EPUB 3 as the standard […]

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Tags: Accessibility · EPUB · Press Releases

Readium Open Source Initiative Launched to Accelerate Adoption of EPUB 3

February 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

ACCESS, Adobe, Barnes & Noble, Copia, Google, Kobo/Rakuten, O’Reilly, Samsung, Sony, others support project to advance universal digital publishing format New York, NY, February 13, 2012 -The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) today announced the Readium Project, a new open source initiative to develop a comprehensive reference implementation of the IDPF EPUB® 3 standard. This vision […]

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Tags: Accessibility · EPUB · Formats · Press Releases · Standards · Vendor News

eBook updates and must reads from ALAMW Conference

February 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I attended the American Library Association MidWinter Conference in Seattle, Washington January 26 -29th.  While there, I was able to speak with several eBook companies about new features and services.  Below you will find a list of companies (alpha order) and new features complete with links for more information. I also want to bring your […]

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Creating Accessible E-books: Summary of NISO program

October 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

The following are my notes from the presentation – Born accessible: making e-books fully inclusive from day one – held during the NISO- The E-Book Renaissance Part II:  Challenges and Opportunities.  Best efforts were made to ensure accuracy. Presenters: Larry Goldberg, Director, Media Access Group Director at WGBH Geoff Freed, Director of Technology Projects and Web […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · EPUB

Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 platform now offers EPUB and PDF formats for compatible ereaders

October 8th, 2012 · Comments Off

Great news from Baker and Taylor.  The blio platform is quite nice, but downloading to one’s personal device in EPUB or PDF is another great addition to the service.  From the press release: CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 8, 2012 – Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books and entertainment, today released an […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Publishing · Vendor News

New BISG Policy Statement Endorses EPUB 3

August 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

Board approved Policy Statement supports EPUB 3 as the preferred global standard for multimedia publishing New York, NY (August 6, 2012) — The Book Industry Study Group (BISG), a leading U.S.-based trade association representing the entire book supply chain, announced today the publication of a new Policy Statement endorsing EPUB 3 as the accepted and […]

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Tags: EPUB · Formats · Press Releases · Publishing · Standards

Articles of Interest: Pottermore version

March 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Great reads today about the launch of e-book sales from Pottermore. Pottermore Shop (for ebooks, U.S. site) Announcements:  Potter Available on Nook and Kindle – Digital Book World You Can Buy the Harry Potter E-Books Now – Here’s What You Need to Know – paidcontent.org Harry Potter Digital Checkouts Start Thursday – Digital Shift Why […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Articles of Interest

January 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

Some numbers on the Kindle owners lending library and KDP – teleread.com B&N discounting Nooks with periodical subscriptions – marco.org Barnes & Noble to Offer Nook Discount to Subscribers of 2 publications – nytimes.com Launching the University Press Content Consortia – wordpress.com Guggenheim Museum Getting Into eBooks – mediabistro.com Reddit to Black Itself Out Next […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Discovery · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · University Press · Vendor News

LJ/SLJ eBook Summit Summary Articles

October 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

The 2nd annual LJ/SLJ eBook Summit held on Wednesday offered some fantastic discussions on the implementation of eBooks in a variety of libraries.  Below are links to several articles and blog posts which summarize many of the sessions. Keynote/State:  Dramatic Growth | LJ‘s Second Annual Ebook Survey School Library Stas:  LJ/SLJ Ebook Summit: More School […]

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Articles of Interest

October 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

This is a super long list – so much going on in the past week. Amazon bites Apple, by Meredith Greene | TeleRead Ebook sales doubled in July | TeleRead Digital Public Library of America: Pro and Con Four Librarians, Four Ereaders, One Month EPUB 3 Becomes Final IDPF Specification | TeleRead Peter Brantley on […]

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