Gene Therapy: Climbing Aboard the E-book Bandwagon
Last year, IDPF (under Conboy’s leadership of its standards committee) completed publication of the three elements of e-book standard formatting, which are now collectively called .epub. They are:
1. OPS—the Open Publication Structure. This is the guts of .epub and provides standards for defining the content elements of an e-book (titles, heads, text, etc.) so that they can be understood across platforms.
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.