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Report on the W3C Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation published.

The W3C Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation took place in Tokyo, on the 18th and 19th of September, 2018. Although the Workshop had a general scope on digital publication layout, the emphasis was on what is sometimes called “sequential art”, i.e., comics, mangas, bandes dessinées, etc. The workshop was a great meeting place […]
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EPUBCheck Fundraising

The Publishing Business Group recently released an RFP to find developers to maintain and improve EPUBCheck. We have selected DAISY for the task. Do you use EPUBCheck? Of course you do! It is a key part of every publisher’s tool chain. Even if you don’t realize that you use EPUBCheck, it is a part of […]
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Agenda published for the W3C Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation

The detailed agenda for the W3C Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation has been published today. The workshop will last one and half days, with 5 sessions of short presentations followed by Q&A. The last session of the workshop will concentrate on discussing various issues arising at the event and plans to move forward. […]
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Extended Submission Deadlines for the Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation

The deadline for registration and submission for the Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation have been extended. The new deadline is July 30. Authors of submissions received by the original deadline (i.e., July 20) will be notified of their acceptance by July 31 (as originally planned), whereas authors of later submissions will be notified […]
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Call for Participation: W3C Workshop on Digital Publication Layout and Presentation (from Manga to Magazines)

The W3C announced today the latest in a series of workshops exploring the capabilities needed to ensure that the Web delivers on its full potential as a universal platform for digital publishing. The upcoming technical workshop will be held September 18-19 in Tokyo, Japan. It will focus on evaluating the current status and exploring future directions of visually-rich […]
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Publishing Business Group Releases RFP for epubcheck Development

How do you know that you’ve produced an interoperable, functional, and accessible ebook? How do customers know? Or libraries? Or Book distributors? Validation is the cornerstone of the epub publishing process and there is one system on which nearly all epub relies – epubcheck. However, as our standards evolve, our validation has not and epubs […]
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PWG Takes Toronto

Minutes are published at https://www.w3.org/publishing/groups/publ-wg/Meetings/Minutes/2018/2018-05-30-pwg.html and https://www.w3.org/publishing/groups/publ-wg/Meetings/Minutes/2018/2018-05-31-pwg.html. The Publishing Working Group gathered in Toronto, Ontario for a 2-day face to face meeting at the Kobo office. This was Kobo’s first time hosting a working group meeting, and they did a great job. Thanks especially to Wendy Reid who organized hotel discounts, restaurant reservations, conference rooms, […]
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Why Specs Change: EPUB 3.2 and the Evolution of the Ebook Ecosystem

It takes much more than a village to make an ebook. Authors, publishers, developers, distributors, retailers, and readers must all work together. EPUB* requires authoring and validation tools as well as reading systems. The EPUB standard depends on the HTML and CSS standards, among others. There are millions of existing EPUB 2 and EPUB 3 […]
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Publishing @ W3C goes to ebookcraft

For many of us who work with ebooks, the highlight of our year is ebookcraft in Toronto. ebookcraft is a two-day conference devoted to ebook production, sponsored by Booknet Canada. The fifth edition was held last week, and it was a veritable who’s who of Publishing @ W3C. Why do we love ebookcraft? It’s full […]
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