W3C warmly welcomes IDPF members and the broader publishing community to begin working together on a new roadmap for the future of publishing at Publishing@W3C. Together, we are committed to creating an empowering environment where publishing industry experts and web technology experts exchange ideas and explore what's next to build the standards and best practices that meet the requirements of these communities so that EPUB and the Open Web Platform continue to grow and evolve. Come join us!
How to Participate
We welcome global participation in Publishing@W3C activities from any organization interested in joining the conversation about the future of publishing. For those interested in maintaining EPUB 3 technical requirements and advancing further adoption, we encourage you to join the new EPUB 3 Community Group which is free and open to all. Simply go to the Community Group's home page to sign up. W3C also looks forward to participating in the EPUB Summit, 9-10 March 2017 in Brussels, Belgium and we invite the community's participation. The EPUB Summit program agenda is now available.
The focal point of conversations for the future of publishing will take place in the newly formed Publishing Business Group. This group will hold its first face-to-face meeting on Monday, 13 March in London, UK, the day before the 2017 London Book Fair. Participation in the Publishing Business Group has a modest annual fee, quite similar to the former IDPF annual dues. To join the Publishing Business Group, please use the button on the Business Group's home page. Note: For IDPF members in good standing, participation in the Publishing Business Group is included as part of the Transitional Publishing Industry (TPI) membership. For more information about the Publishing Business Group or TPI, please contact Bill McCoy, <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Alan Bird <email@example.com>.
Of course, organizations may also become regular members of W3C will all the benefits that enable you to participate in any W3C group for an annual feel. To become a W3C member, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
W3C Groups Relevant for Publishing
There are many areas of technical work at W3C in which the publishing community is already participating. Among these are the Digital Publishing Interest Group, the Web Annotation Working Group, the CSS Working Group, and Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group. Participation in Interest and Working Groups is open to regular members of W3C.
There are a number of groups working on technologies that will also be of interest and the publishing roadmap evolves including Video, Audio, Graphics, Web Payments to name a few.