Gene Therapy: Climbing Aboard the E-book Bandwagon
So creating a universal tagging system—or nomenclature—is key to simplifying quality control, and the convenient and economical display of e-book content.
In Pursuit of Standards
One man has relentlessly pursued the dream of a universal tagging system, providing leadership in technology through his firm, and in acceptance through the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)—Garth Conboy. Conboy is a San Diego native who heads up eReader Technologies, headquartered in one of those charming residential-style adobe structures on Herschel Ave. in the business section of La Jolla, Calif. It is a warren of techies in pursuit of perfecting systems of one sort or another that relate to reading technologies.
Eugene G. Schwartz is editor at large for ForeWord Reviews, an industry observer and an occasional columnist for Book Business magazine. In an earlier career, he was in the printing business and held production management positions at Random House, Prentice-Hall/Goodyear and CRM Books/Psychology Today. A former PMA (IBPA) board member, he has headed his own publishing consultancy, Consortium House. He is also Co-Founder of Worthy Shorts Inc., a development stage online private press and publication service for professionals as well as an online back office publication service for publishers and associations. He is on the Publishing Business Conference and Expo Advisory Board.