Press Release: HarperCollins Publishers Announces Completion of Transition to EPUB 3
New York, NY - January 14, 2015 - HarperCollins Publishers today announced it has finalized the implementation of EPUB 3 for its e-book production; all new e-books are now being distributed in EPUB 3 with backward compatibility to EPUB 2. The company has implemented RSuite CMSworkflows and EPUB transformation to allow for continuous support of the format. HarperCollins and RSI Content Solutions will contribute the EPUB 3 transformation to the DITA for Publishers open-source community so that others may benefit.
"Implementing EPUB 3 enables us to support industry standards while increasing accessibility for the disabled community," said Leslie Hulse, vice president of business development. "We look forward to the enhanced benefits this new format will provide readers."
"Working with RSuite allowed us to upgrade to an XML-based digital workflow that facilitates more automated e-book production," said Leslie Padgett, senior director, global digital operations. "We are excited to contribute the work we've done on the transformation to the DITA for Publishers project so the community can benefit from our team's good work."
"The joint team can be proud of the final work product that resulted from our close collaboration," stated Paul Eisenberg, director, professional services at RSI Content Solutions. "HarperCollins has demonstrated leadership by contributing the EPUB 3 transform back to the DITA for Publishers community."
About HarperCollins Publishers
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 65 unique imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year, in over 30 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.