News and Events

IDPF Workshop on Advanced Adaptive Layout for High-Design Publications - July 20, 2011

June 29, 2011
The IDPF will hold a Workshop on Advanced Adaptive Layout for High-Design Publication on July 20 from 9:00am Pacific until 2:00pm, at the Google campus in Mountain View, CA and via Web meeting. The meeting facilitator will Markus Gylling, Chair, EPUB 3 Working Group. IDPF members, EPUB 3 Working Group participants, and other interested parties are invited to participate.

IDPF at e-Book Expo Tokyo (July 7, 2011)

June 21, 2011

On July 7, 2011, IDPF Executive Director Bill McCoy will participate with industry leaders in a panel discussion on international digital publishing issues during e-Book Expo Tokyo , billed as the world's largest trade show for eBook devices, content, and technology.

IDPF at 4th Chinese Digital Publishing Exposition (Beijing, July 5-8 2011)

June 21, 2011

IDPF Executive Director Bill McCoy will present on IDPF, EPUB, and the current situation and trends for global digital publishing during the Fourth Chinese Digital Publishing Exposition in Beijing (taking place July 5-9). More information: [in Chinese].

EPUB 3 Proposed Specification Released

May 23, 2011
New York, NY, May 23, 2011 - (PRESS RELEASE) The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) today announced that EPUB® 3 is now a Proposed Specification for final member and public review. EPUB, an XML and Web Standards based format developed by the IDPF, has become a key global standard in the rapidly developing digital publishing industry, enabling digital books and publications to be portable across devices and reading systems. EPUB 3 is a major revision of the standard that aligns EPUB with HTML5 and adds support for key emerging requirements including video, audio, interactivity, vertical writing and other global language capabilities, improved accessibility, MathML, and styling and layout enhancements.

Open Meeting on E-Book Digital Rights Management at BEA, hosted by BISG and IDPF

May 11, 2011
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) invite members and other interested parties to an open, informal Digital Rights Management discussion during BookExpo America. During this 1-hour session, BISG and IDPF will work with attendees to explore options for improving consumer experience with multi-channel acquisition and cross-device consumption of eBooks and other commercial digital publications. Wednesday, May 25 4:00pm-5:00pm; Terrace 4A, Javits Center.

EPUB 3 Webinar - May 12

May 9, 2011

Aptara is sponsoring a complementary webinar Thurs May 12, 11:00am EDT (4:00pm GMT)  -  EPUB 3, an Insider's Look - which will feature IDPF Executive Director Bill McCoy, Aptara Solutions Architect & EPUB Working Group member Eric Freese, and  Libre Digital VP of Publisher Services Tyler Ruse.

Second Public Draft of EPUB 3 Specifications Published

May 6, 2011

The IDPF EPUB Working Group today published a second Public Draft of specifications for EPUB 3. This work-in-progress revision reflects feedback received during the Public and Member comment period that commenced with the publication of the first Public Draft on Feb 15, 2011, as well as other Working Group decisions, review and editorial improvements.

Three New Sponsors Commit to IDPF Digital Book 2011

May 3, 2011
Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc, Copia and Bluefire Productions all sign on as sponsors as registration numbers climb for Digital Book 2011.

IDPF Announces Speakers for Digital Book 2011, May 23-24th NYC

April 27, 2011
Special keynote from multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winning best-selling science-fiction authors Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear, creators of the ground-breaking project, The Mongoliad

Book Business signs on as sponsor for IDPF Digital Book 2011

April 27, 2011
Book Business magazine and IDPF partner to provide their members and readers incredible value!


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