#BEA11: EPUB 3 Introduced at IDPF Conference

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson At the IDPF Digital Book Conference preceding BookExpo America, Bill McCoy (Executive Director, IDPF) discussed today’s release of EPUB 3, an update on what the IDPF hopes will become the universally accepted standard format for e-books and digital book content in the future. Specifications the new EPUB 3 e-book format were posted today on the IDPF website: …

In Europe E-books are Approached with “Concern, Not Hysteria,” says Italy’s Mussinelli

In Europe by Daniel Kalder

By Daniel Kalder MILAN: “The problem in Italy and in Europe in general, is that data on e-books is scarce, says Cristina Mussinelli, a digital publishing consultant for the Italian Publishers Association and European member of the IDPF board. “There is no central entity collecting information in an organized way, and the ways in which different countries collect data may not …

France’s Feedbooks: Three Million E-books Served Monthly

In Europe, Resources by Olivia Snaije

Olivia Snaije PARIS: Though just 27 years old, Hadrien Gardeur is a veteran of the war to win e-book readers. Gardeur co-founded his company Feedbooks -– a cloud publishing and distribution service for e-books -– during the summer of 2007 when he was in his last year of computer science engineering school. Three and a half years later, Feedbooks distributes …