Many have suggested APIs are the future of publishing. But little is understood about what an API is and how how it applies to publishing. We explain and offer examples.
Tunisia’s ISLAMeBooks, one of several new digital start-ups in the Arab world, is looking to help explain Islamic practice and theology to a wider readership.
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.
The Frankfurt Book Fair will host a workshop, HTML 5 and EPUB3: Digital Books Beyond Digitized Text, with Hachette’s Luc Audrain on October 11.
Until now, Japan has been the Galapagos Islands of e-books. Suddenly, with foreign companies appearing to win, the market is scrambling to catch up and adjust.
The Abu Dhabi Book Fair next week will showcase several Arabic digital publishing startups, including Qordoba Books, but there’s still unfulfilled potential.
Walrus, a one-year-old enhanced e-book publisher in France, has used Apple’s iBooks platform but is looking to EPUB 3 in the future.
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: …
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 …
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 …