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Utilizing the Full Potential of EPUB Feature Set Perspectives by Digital Publishing Solutions Group
Presenter Sendil Mourougane Senior Manager – Sales & BD Digital Publishing Solutions Group Datamatics Global Services Ltd Sendil Mourougane is Senior Manager of sales, account management and new business development of digital publishing solutions group at Datamatics. Sendil joined the company in 2010. Prior to joining Datamatics, Sendil spent 10 years in the field of publishing services working with several major Hi-Ed, School, STM and Trade publishers across the United States. He is based out of India and travels often to the United States for business. He has a B.Sc in Science and a MBA in international sales and marketing.
Synopsis Feature set in ePub 3.0 Why you should go for ePub 3.0? How to utilize the full potential of ePub 3.0? How to convert your assets to ePub 3.0?
What did we originally want from Digital Content? Book in digital form Use on Computers Smart phones Tablets… Will only read text files Static content…
And then we wanted more… Color Graphics Audio, Video Interactivity MathML Semantics, Social…
And more… Formats... ePDF EPUB Mobipocket HTML Palm… Then there were many devices, platforms, distribution channels.…
Market thoughts 2013 will be the year of enhanced eBook, with robust interactivity in areas like test prep and other non-fiction categories More devices and platforms will start supporting enhanced eBooks and interactivity More people will have the devices that make reading enhanced eBooks pleasurable. More children & students will have access to such devices… My content is not suitable for Tablet / Readers… Not enough devices or platforms to support my content.. Limited feature-set / functionality within standards.. I don’t have the needed skill set in-house…. Monetization…
Language Support Enhanced global language support Enables vertical writing, or defining writing directions
Semantic Tagging using HTML5 Supports semantic tagging, a feature introduced in HTML5
Semantic Inflection epub:type=“this is a footnote” epub:switch=“to MathML” epub:trigger=“start Playing” Enhance the reading experience for Users and provide advantage of having improved accessibility
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 – no interactivity 7. Audio - text synchronization 7. No audio-text synchronization 8. Multicolumn 8. No multicolumn support 9. Fixed Layout 9. No Fixed Layout
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 3 Apple launched iBooks 3: 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 the 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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