IDPF today unveiled a new microsite EPUBZone at epubzone.org , providing a central place for information and resources about EPUB, the globally adopted digital publication standard. The initial focus of epubzone.org is EPUB 3, the latest version of EPUB, which is based on HTML5 and other modern Web Standards.
Following on from February’s announcement that IBM will support EPUB as the company’s primary packaged portable document format, Richard Schwerdtfeger (CTO Accessibility, IBM) will be speaking at IDPF Digital Book 14 in May. His session with Elsevier and Harvard Business Publishing will cover Professional, Scholarly and Enterprise Publishing and is entitled Moving Beyond the PDF.
See http://idpf.org/digital-book-2014 for further information.
Nearly a hundred technologists, publishers, and digital artists gathered on March 26 in Paris, France and via web conference for the first-ever IDPF workshop dedicated to EPUB for comics, manga, and sequential art in general. Inspiring demonstrations of interactive and enhanced digital comics were given by « Turbo Media » pioneer Balak, « Infinite Comics » authorsfrom Marvel Geoffo & Mast , and the publishers of the digital comics magazine "Professeur Cyclope".