Despite months of controversy, the now-completed W3C-IDPF merger means, says Jeff Jaffe, ‘an empowering environment’ for publishing’s development.
Working ‘to avoid the traditional divisions between digital and print,’ BISG’s Brian O’Leary is ready to talk about leading the trade organization forward.
A controversial merger of the EPUB standard organization and the Web-standard W3C appears now to be inevitable, with a report of approval by membership.
Calling for more feedback and input, the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) announces that merger considerations with W3C still are ongoing. CCC rolls out a new offering called RightFind CDS.
‘The convergence between books and the Web is really, really important,’ Tim Berners-Lee tells the #IDPFDigiCon audience. All else seems less certain.
With a goal of combining forces by January 2017, W3C and IDPF formalize their plans in an announcement ahead of BookExpo America.
Dealing in the ‘atomic unit’ — story — Wattpad Studios’ Aron Levitz is ready to ‘give Hollywood the best focus group it never had.’
‘The population of Japan is about a third of the US, but the [size of the] book market is comparable,’ says Kodansha’s Alvin Lu, who speaks at IDPF’s DigiCon on the eve of BookExpo America.
Content today is ‘born digital, transmitted digitally, used digitally, consumed digitally,’ and a leading player in the field, Michael Healy, plans his address at IDPF to highlight some of the hotspots in a world teeming with copyright issue
An interesting phenomenon in ebook subscriptions: some outside the US market seem to fare better than their American counterparts.
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