London Book Fair 2012: Thinking & Planning the EPUB 3 Way (Slides)
Thinking & Planning the EPUB 3 Way Perspectives by Digital Publishing & Retails Solutions Group 18th Apr 2012 Sandeep Dhawan firstname.lastname@example.org
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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…
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
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