In one brief decade, Digital Publishing grew from black and white text on Amazon’s first Kindle (circa 2007) to today’s rich interactive and engaging content which we view on computer, tablet, or smartphone, offline or online, with the same user experience on each. Content consumer expectations are high so we have to deliver. Here is how it happened.
Digital Publishing developed in two parallel but equally adopted tracks. A web-based HTML5 platform provides “Digital Editions” for online magazine and journal markets and the EPUB3 standard has served the book market.
The recent merger of IDPF (the makers of EPUB3) and the W3C (World Wide Web consortium) will see these two formats blend into a single publishing standard for digital content. RePubIT, an invited expert and participant in standards advancement with IEEE, BISG, and IDPF in the past, will be joining the new W3C Publishing working group presided over by prior IDPF president Bill McCoy.
RePubIT experts drove advancement in both markets supporting hundreds of publishers worldwide.