Electronic Book Publishers Assoc. of Japan Publishes EPUB 3 File Creation Guide

April 24, 2013

The Electronic Book Publishers Association of Japan (EBPAJ) this week published an English language translation of the EBPAJ EPUB 3 File Creation Guide (available at http://ebpaj.jp/guide.html). This information was created by EPBAJ "to help corporate members of the Electronic Book Publishers Association of Japan (EBPAJ) create EPUB 3 files for trade books in accordance with the specification of International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)". Since (as the guide states) there "are several ways to create EPUB 3 files", the specific guidance based on region- and market-specific requirements has proven helpful for creation of new titles as well facilitating conversion from other formats, and has helped facilitate rapid adoption of EPUB 3 for digital publishing in Japan. While the guide is neither a product of nor endorsed by the IDPF, the IDPF welcomes its development and recommends that publishers in other geographies and market segments consider creation of such guidelines, if & as appropriate for their situation. 

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