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  • For the last 10 years we’ve been hearing that eBooks are the next big thing and after some false starts skepticism sets in. Today’s presentations were geared towards any of you who have been sitting on the fence, trying to anticipate when and if you should be producing electronic versions of your content. You have already heard from industry experts today willing to share their knowledge and let you know that YES, EBOOKS are for real, They are here to stay and if you haven’t done so already it is time to plan accordingly to produce your content digitally. I will take a couple of minutes to make you aware of important developments in eBook space,. The value of a Standardized format as well as recent news providing strong indications about commitment to eBook space from Significant Players in eBook Industry. Back in the present, EPUB is going through an adoption phase happening on a variety of fronts. Publishers, Software Developers, Distributors, Device Manufactures, Digital Rights Management Companies, are all planning forward with a strong reliance on EPUB. Back in the present, EPUB is going through an adoption phase happening on a variety of fronts. Publishers, Software Developers, Distributors, Device Manufactures, Digital Rights Management Companies, are all planning forward with a strong reliance on EPUB.

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  • 1. Preparing for the Future: The Big Picture
  • 2. What is EPUB?
    • EPUB is an XML-based file format designed to reflow text according to screen size
    • Value of Open Standard
    • Good for the Consumer
  • 3. How does EPUB help the Publisher?
    • Publishers can reduce costs of conversion. Create EPUB only and send through distribution channels
    • Format Management
    • More content available for consumer
  • 4. Workflow? C over Y our A ssets
  • 5. EPUB Readers:
    • Adobe Digital Editions
    • Sony Reader
    • Stanza Reader for iPhone
    • Bookworm Reader
    • BeBook
    • eBookwise
    • Kindle
    • Mobipocket
    • FBReader
    • IPG Azardi
  • 6. 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
    • For Publishers not all content is a good fit for EPUB
  • 7. Association American Publishers : EPUB support
    • HarperCollins Publishers
    • Harlequin
    • Simon & Schuster
    • Hachette Book Group
    • John Wiley & Sons Inc.
    • Penguin Group USA
    • Random House
    • Macmillan
    • Cambridge University Press
    • Oxford University Press
    • Pelican Publishing Company
    • Cengage Learning
    • Workman Publishing
    • Seattle Book Company
    • National Science Teachers Assoc.
    • CQ Press
  • 8. United Kingdom: EPUB support
    • Random House
    • HarperCollins
    • Penguin
    • Simon & Schuster
    • Pan Macmillan
    • Mills & Boon
    • Waterstones
    • Cambridge University Press
    • Oxford University Press
    • Gardners Books
    • Taylor & Francis
    • Value Chain International
    • WHSmith
    • and more to come…
  • 9. Supply Chain: EPUB support
    • Adobe
    • LibreDigital
    • Ingram Digital
    • OverDrive
    • eBook Technologies
    • Publishing Dimensions
    • VitalSource Technologies
    • Mobipocket
    • Aptara
    • Rosetta Solutions
    • Innodata Isogen
    • TexTech
    • codeMantra
    • DNAML
    • Digital Media Initiatives
    • Smashwords
    • and many more…
  • 10. $107,000,000 + SONY, Kindle, Stanza and other readers…how are they affecting Market Growth?
  • 11. December Wholesale Trade +120% Calendar Year to Date +68.4%
  • 12. Last 45 Days in eBooks
    • Feb 5 – Google Book Search for iPhone and Android
    • Feb 6 – Amazon hints at mobile device solution
    • 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
  • 13. Last 45 Days in eBooks
    • March 5 – B&N acquires Fictionwise
    • Project Gutenberg conversion to EPUB reaches 20,000 titles
    • March 17 – Sony and Google partner to release 500,000 Public Domain EPUB Books
    • March 25 – Pragmatic Programmers EPUB
    • March 30 – EPUB Bootcamp (First One)
  • 14. What’s Next for EPUB?
    • EPUB Maintenance Group
    • IDPF Best Practices Guide
    • Next Evolution EPUB 3.0
  • 15. Digital Book 2009 May 11 – 12 in NYC
    • An eBook Stimulus Plan for Publishing
    • ½ Day afternoon workshops on May 11
    • Full Day Conference on May 12
    • www.idpf.org
  • 16.
    • Michael Smith
    • IDPF
    • [email_address] www.idpf.org
    • 905-235-4373
  • 17. Wiki Address: eBook Business Models & Strategies
    • http://sites.google.com/site/tocebookpresentation/Home
    • (note: case sensitive)