Giacomo D’Angelo, product manager at Narcissus.me describes how BackTypo promises to help authors build beautiful books simply and easily.
Technical books, with charts and graphs, have always been a challenge for e-readers like the Kindle. DCL, working with MIT Press, believes it has come up with a solution.
Today in Paris Readium.org launched its new open EPUB 3 SDK Project and has formalized a strong and varied consortium of international players to support it.
Realizing no single major Japanese vendor supported fixed layout e-books, Sakkam Press was forced to switch to reflowable formats. Here’s how they managed it.
The PDF is firmly entrenched in corporate culture, but as digitally savvy employees push for a sensible way to consume long documents at work the e-book format will take hold.
Like Kobo, Amazon’s Japan e-bookstore is hampered by limited title selection, but the recent launch will motivate publishers to finally digitize their catalogs.
EPUB3 is a scalable, flexible format for publishers, says Hachette’s Luc Audrain, but even a year after its introduction not all retailers are ready for it.
As digital markets develop, we’ll likely see more walled garden platforms emerge, even if the seeds for these were sown in the humble PDF.
The grassroots Publication Standards Project aims ‘to advocate a saner digital publishing landscape,’ while promoting standardization, access and ease of use.
The demise of the Japan’s proprietary XMDF e-book format opens the door to EPUB3 and international standards and competition.
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