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Perspectives by Datamatics Digital Publishing & Retails Solutions Group 18th Apr 2012, by Sandeep Dhawan

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    London Book Fair 2012: Thinking & Planning the EPUB 3 Way (Slides) London Book Fair 2012: Thinking & Planning the EPUB 3 Way (Slides) Presentation Transcript

    • Thinking & Planning the EPUB 3 Way Perspectives by Digital Publishing & Retails Solutions Group 18th Apr 2012 Sandeep Dhawan sandeep.dhawan@datamatics.com
    • Mission Experts in improving enterprise productivity through process engineering & information management solutions.
    • Next Generation Enterprise Solutions Entreprise Information Entreprise Information Entreprise Mobility Management Solutions Systems Solutions Unstructured & Structured Data Management • Workflow & BPM Solutions • Hand Held & Mobile Solutions • Portal Solutions • Social Media Solutions • Enterprise Mobility Platforms • Content Management • Enterprise Cloud Solutions • Document Management • Enterprise Application Services Smart Devise Solutions • Output Management • Big Data & Data Warehousing • Fare Collection • Billing Solutions • Business Intelligence & Analytics Entreprise Information • Infotainment Solutions • Finance & Accounting Solutions Services • Self Service Terminal Solutions • Claims Processing • Research Data Analysis • Data Life Cycle Management • Content Life Cycle Management
    • Global Presence Datamatics’ Footprint Across 9 Countries Through 22 OfficesSanta Clara Denver USA USA Detroit Stockholm USA Sweden London Boston UK USA Bosnia Frankfurt Germany Ahmedabad Nashik India New York India USA Mumbai Singapore India Melbourne Australia Bangalore Vorstadt India Switzerland Pondicherry Chennai India India
    • Digital Publishing & Retails Solutions Focuses on all services and solutions Pre-Publishing before a publication gets published Focuses on all digital services and e-Publishing solutions that are offered post publication Services and solutions focusing e-Retail on the Online Platforms, including Solutions Retail segment
    • What did we originally think & want?  Book in digital form  Use on  Computers  Smart phones  Tablets…  Will only read text files  Static content…
    • And then we wanted more…  Color  Graphics  Videos  Interactivity  MathML  Audio, semantics, social…
    • And more…  Formats...  ePDF  EPUB  Mobipocket  HTML  Palm… T hen there were many devices, platforms, distribution channels.…
    • Market thoughts  In one of the surveys with publishers, response showed that 85% will be producing eBooks in addition to print Market  Modest activity in the College, School and STM markets towards eBooks  Digital adoption with-in Trade & Semi-Trade faster  My content is not suitable for Tablet / Readers…  Limited feature-set / functionality within standards.. Issues  I don’t have the needed skillset in-house….  Monetization…
    • EPUB 3.0 Features Supports HTML 5 and CSS 3
    • Semantic Tagging using HTML5 Supports semantic tagging, a feature introduced HTML-5 will provide advantage of having improved accessibility
    • Multicolumn using CSS3 Multicolumn display is now a reality in EPUB3 by using CSS3
    • Animation using HTML5 and CSS3 Simple animations can be done for with the support from HTML 5 and CSS 3
    • JavaScript Support scripting in EPUB providing opportunities for user interactivity
    • MathML Supports for rendering MathML markup
    • Language Support Enhanced global language support Enables vertical writing, or defining writing directions
    • Semantic Inflection epub:type=“this is a footnote” epub:switch=“to MathML” epub:trigger=“start Playing” Enhance the reading experience for Users
    • Audio / VideoAudio / Video can be synchronized with text using Media Overlay specification
    • Fixed Layout Fixed Layout EPUB renders design heavy books look exactly like printed books
    • Comparison EPUB 3.0 EPUB 2.0.1 1. XHTML5 1. XHTML 1.1 and DTBook 2. SVG appear in spine 2. SVG nested inside XHTML file 3. Support for MathML 3. Replaced with images 4. EPUB Navigation 4. NCX Navigation 5. Supports CSS 3 5. CSS 2.1 6. Scripting feature - interactivity 6. No scripting support 7. Audio - text synchronization 7. No audio-text synchronization 8. Multicolumn 8. No interactivity 9. Fixed Layout 9. No multicolumn support
    • Thinking and Planning the EPUB3 way JavaScript  Interactivity on textbook exercises  Interactive practical sessions  Interactive children books  Interactivity on STM content
    • Thinking and Planning the EPUB3 way  Video and Audio  Cookbooks  for how to learning guides  Subject lectures
    • Thinking and Planning the EPUB3 way  Synchronized Text and Audio  For rhymes  Children books  Learning languages
    • Video and Audio
    • SVG & MathML
    • Foreign language support
    • Devices and User Agents on EPUB 3 Popular reading systems have gradually started supporting EPUB3 but still more to come with full feature set
    • Apple iBooks 2 Apple launched iBooks 2: focusing on textbooks with enriched media in the formats
    • Kindle KF8 and EPUB 3 Kindle Fire supports KF8 format. The common factor between KF8 and EPUB3 is that both supports HTML5 and CSS3
    • Thinking and Planning the EPUB3 way HTML 5 - CSS 3 - EPUB Navigation EPUB for Educational textbooks with semantic approach Efficiency in handling layout and accessibility Opportunities for broader range of interactive products  Books, magazines, professional and educational textbooks
    • Conclusion  EPUB3 standard is available  Content that we were not sure to be good for digital is now much needed content to be digitized!  Typesetting / composition workflows need to take into account the new requirements  Back files can be new revenue generators  Add updated content  Enhance the content with video and audio components  Work with the service provider to unleash the full potential of EPUB3
    • EPUB 2 EPUB 3 Q&A Sandeep DhawanMeet us at W855 sandeep.dhawan@datamatics.com