Category Archives: Digital Publishing

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 […]

Digital Publishing Summit in Berlin, 16th and 17th of May

The Digital Publishing Summit Europe will be held in Berlin on the 16th and 17th of May, 2018. The event is organized by EDRLab, Paris, with the support of W3C as part of the Publishing@W3C effort. This event aims at strengthening a true spirit of cooperation in the publishing industry worldwide, pushing for a massive […]

ODRL: A Path Well Travelled

In 2000 – the height of the dotcom boom and bust – a small startup in Australia embarked on a journey to build the next generation digital book store (ebooks back then) and promote an open ecosystem for the trading of digital assets. They formed the Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL) Initiative and quickly assembled […]

Publishing WG Publishes 3 FPWDs

The Publishing Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of three first public working drafts: Web Publications: https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/WD-wpub-20180104 Packaged Web Publications: https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/WD-pwpub-20180104 Web Annotation Extensions for Web Publications: https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/WD-wpub-ann-20180104 These are the first publications of the Publishing Working Group, and we welcome feedback. Web Publication defines a collection of information that describes the structure […]

A Member Perspective on Publishing@W3C

Bill Kasdorf of Apex Covantage has long been a major contributor to the establishment of publishing industry standards and best practices. His work also uniquely bridges the disparate fields of publishing from EDU to ebooks to scholarly to magazines and news. Bill has just written an important blog post providing his personal perspective about the activities of […]

Program for W3C Publishing Summit Announced

The program for the inaugural W3C Publishing Summit (taking place November 9-10, 2017 in the San Francisco Bay Area) has just been announced. The program will feature keynotes from Internet pioneer and futurist Tim O’Reilly and Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis. along with dozens of other speakers and panelists who will showcase and discuss how web technologies […]