E-Books and Interactive Publishing

Buyer's Guide: The Nuts & Bolts of Apps & Ebooks
December 31, 1969 at 7:00 pm

Although digital tech has been transforming the book industry since the CD-ROM hit the scene, publishers have yet to master digital books the way they have printed pages. Because the digital book form continues to evolve, publishers are in a perpetual state of experimentation, testing out app products or introducing interactivity into their ebooks. The industry is still discovering which digital products resonate and how best to produce them.

What Can Publishers Learn from Digital Comic Books?
December 31, 1969 at 7:00 pm

As publishers continue to test the potential for interactive ebooks, investigating what other sects are doing may offer clues on how to thrive in the digital era. One underexplored publishing segment is comic books, graphic novels, and manga, or CGM for short.

Improving Ebook Data Quality: A Frank Assessment & The Path Forward
December 31, 1969 at 7:00 pm

EPUB 3 is a tremendous asset for publishers of all sizes in most market segments. Yet the level of data quality in publishers' EPUB titles continues to be both inconsistent and surprisingly low. This seems to be true regardless of whether the EPUB is generated in-house or through a service provider.

The Many Dimensions of Metadata
December 31, 1969 at 7:00 pm

The understanding of metadata needs to be expanded. Perhaps your work brings you in contact with a part of the metadata chain, but the true value of metadata is better understood from a bird’s-eye view.

Glossary of Metadata Terms
December 31, 1969 at 7:00 pm

Here’s a handy metadata glossary with some important terms and organizations so you too can speak fluent Metadata! These terms are selected from the glossary of The Metadata Handbook.

ONIX 3.0 Raises Standard for Ebook Metadata
December 31, 1969 at 7:00 pm

Dramatic changes in the publishing landscape mean that the most widely implemented version of ONIX, ONIX 2.0, is not well-fitted to today's global book business.

A Foundation For the Future
December 31, 1969 at 7:00 pm

IDPF's Bill McCoy discusses why he sees great opportunity for EPUB to enhance digital publishing and who may find success in a post-paper world.