Working Towards a Standard
      eBook Format:
          EPUB
Value of Standards


 Healthy Ecosystem presents better
opportunities for Prosperity and Long
Term Growth
 Standards are...
Who are the standards for?


 Ifgoal is better opportunities for
Prosperity and long term growth…these
standards need to ...
2006 eBook Consumer Survey:
    Main suggestions from group


 Price of eBooks should be considerably
   lower than print...
IDPF Standards


 IDPF standards intended to
streamline digital content for publishers
 Facilitate flow of content throu...
What is EPUB?


 EPUBis the XML-based file format for
downloadable digital books
 EPUB actually composed of three
standa...
Where is DRM?


 There is no DRM standard at this time and DRM
application is proprietary
 DRM is a fact of life today a...
How does EPUB help the Publisher?



 Publisherscan reduce costs of
conversion. Create EPUB only and send
through distrib...
EPUB Workflow Realities Ahead


  EPUB   adoption and implementation
 is taking place…not without
 challenges
  Distribu...
EPUB: Into Supply Chain
Association American Publishers :

                 EPUB support
  HarperCollins Publishers    Cambridge University Pres...
European:
                   EPUB support

 Random House           Oxford University Press
 HarperCollins          Cam...
Supply Chain: EPUB support

 Adobe                       Libri.de Internet GmbH
 OverDrive                   Ingram Di...
EPUB Readers:


 Adobe Digital Editions*    eBookwise

 Sony Reader*               Kindle

 Stanza Reader for        ...
What’s Next for EPUB?


 EPUB Standards Maintenance Group
 IDPF Best Practices Guide
 Next Evolution EPUB 3.0
Most Downloaded Library
               eBooks (2008)*

1.        Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
2.        Eclipse by Stepheni...
Michael Smith
     IDPF
msmith@idpf.org
 www.idpf.org
 905-235-4373
April Wholesale Trade +228%
        $12,100,000
Calendar Year to Date + 155%
Recent News in eBook Space

 Feb 5 – Google Book Search for iPhone and Android

 Feb 9 – Amazon Kindle 2 Launch

 Feb 1...
Recent News in eBook Space

 March 5 – B&N acquires Fictionwise

 March 11 – Sony Reader launch in Germany

 March 17 –...
Recent News in eBook Space

 March 30 – EPUB Bootcamp

 Apr 2 – News Corp confirms looking into
  investment in company ...
Recent News in eBook Space

 Apr 17 – O’Reilly begins to sell DRM Free titles
  on Amazon Kindle
 Apr 22 – Penguin signs...
Recent News in eBook Space

 April 28 – B&N/Fictionwise add EPUB to
  Multiformat Titles
 May 6 – Kindle DX Reader annou...
Recent News in eBook Space

 May 15 – New BeBook Reader released with EPUB
  Support
 June 2 – Google Sets Plans to Sell...
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  1. 1. Working Towards a Standard eBook Format: EPUB
  2. 2. Value of Standards  Healthy Ecosystem presents better opportunities for Prosperity and Long Term Growth  Standards are the KEY to a Healthy Ecosystem
  3. 3. Who are the standards for?  Ifgoal is better opportunities for Prosperity and long term growth…these standards need to benefit the consumer and companies along the Digital Supply Chain
  4. 4. 2006 eBook Consumer Survey: Main suggestions from group  Price of eBooks should be considerably lower than print  Selection of eBooks should be improved  Lack of interoperability needs to be addressed.
  5. 5. IDPF Standards  IDPF standards intended to streamline digital content for publishers  Facilitate flow of content through sales and distribution channels  Open and non-proprietary Standards
  6. 6. What is EPUB?  EPUBis the XML-based file format for downloadable digital books  EPUB actually composed of three standards OPS, OPF, OCF  True interoperability across platforms
  7. 7. Where is DRM?  There is no DRM standard at this time and DRM application is proprietary  DRM is a fact of life today and EPUB is a means to help streamline digital content for publishers  eBook options include: DRM Free, Interoperable, Watermarking, Social DRM, Proprietary DRM,
  8. 8. How does EPUB help the Publisher?  Publisherscan reduce costs of conversion. Create EPUB only and send through distribution channels  Format Management  More content available for consumer
  9. 9. EPUB Workflow Realities Ahead  EPUB adoption and implementation is taking place…not without challenges  Distributors are receiving EPUB and converting to other formats as necessary
  10. 10. EPUB: Into Supply Chain
  11. 11. Association American Publishers : EPUB support  HarperCollins Publishers  Cambridge University Press  Harlequin  Oxford University Press  Simon & Schuster  Pelican Publishing Company  Hachette Book Group  Cengage Learning  John Wiley & Sons Inc.  Workman Publishing  Penguin Group USA  Seattle Book Company  Random House  National Science Teachers Assoc.  Macmillan  CQ Press
  12. 12. European: EPUB support  Random House  Oxford University Press  HarperCollins  Cambridge University Press  Penguin  Gardners Books  Simon & Schuster  Taylor & Francis  Pan Macmillan  Value Chain International  Mills & Boon  WHSmith  Waterstones  and more to come…  O’Reilly Media
  13. 13. Supply Chain: EPUB support  Adobe  Libri.de Internet GmbH  OverDrive  Ingram Digital  DNAML  Aptara  LibreDigital  TexTech  eBook Technologies  codeMantra  Publishing Dimensions  Mobipocket  VitalSource Technologies  Digital Media Initiatives  Innodata Isogen  Smashwords  and many more…
  14. 14. EPUB Readers:  Adobe Digital Editions*  eBookwise  Sony Reader*  Kindle  Stanza Reader for  Mobipocket iPhone*  FBReader*  Bookworm Reader*  IPG Azardi*  BeBook*  Cybook*  iRex Reader*  Cool-er Reader*
  15. 15. What’s Next for EPUB?  EPUB Standards Maintenance Group  IDPF Best Practices Guide  Next Evolution EPUB 3.0
  16. 16. Most Downloaded Library eBooks (2008)* 1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer 2. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer 3. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer 4. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas 5. Because You're Mine by Lisa Kleypas * Source OverDrive, Inc. (Jan 6, 2009)
  17. 17. Michael Smith IDPF msmith@idpf.org www.idpf.org 905-235-4373
  18. 18. April Wholesale Trade +228% $12,100,000 Calendar Year to Date + 155%
  19. 19. Recent News in eBook Space  Feb 5 – Google Book Search for iPhone and Android  Feb 9 – Amazon Kindle 2 Launch  Feb 16 – Adobe Reader Mobile SDK 9  February 25 – Indigo Shortcovers launched  March 4 – Amazon Kindle for iPhone Launch
  20. 20. Recent News in eBook Space  March 5 – B&N acquires Fictionwise  March 11 – Sony Reader launch in Germany  March 17 – Sony and Google partner to release 500,000 Public Domain EPUB Books  March 25 – Pragmatic Programmers EPUB
  21. 21. Recent News in eBook Space  March 30 – EPUB Bootcamp  Apr 2 – News Corp confirms looking into investment in company specializing “eReader Technologies”  Blackberry App Store opening up  Apr 17 – Random House Announces will be first to put books into Blackberry App
  22. 22. Recent News in eBook Space  Apr 17 – O’Reilly begins to sell DRM Free titles on Amazon Kindle  Apr 22 – Penguin signs English eBook distribution with China  Penguin +700% first quarter of 2009 vs. Q1 2008  April 27 – Amazon purchases Lexcyle (Stanza Reader for iPhone)
  23. 23. Recent News in eBook Space  April 28 – B&N/Fictionwise add EPUB to Multiformat Titles  May 6 – Kindle DX Reader announced  May 12 - New Cybook update announced with EPUB support  May 14 - Cool-er Reader released with EPUB Support?
  24. 24. Recent News in eBook Space  May 15 – New BeBook Reader released with EPUB Support  June 2 – Google Sets Plans to Sell eBooks  June 7 – EPUB Zen Garden launched  June 9 – California to scrap school textbooks in favor of eBooks  June 12 – S&S to sell eBooks on Scribd.com  June 15 – ePubBooks.com goes live
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