IDPF and EDRLab are pleased to announce that the 2016 EPUB Summit will take place during the Bordeaux Digital Week at Librairie Mollat. Over the  course of two days, the digital publishing community will focus on analysis, demonstrations, workshops and collaborative work to share best practices and learn about the latest developments surrounding EPUB.

The EPUB 3 Working Group is pleased to announce that the first Editor's Draft of EPUB 3.1 is now available for community review. A condensed summary of the changes being put forward for review is available in the EPUB 3.1 Changes from 3.0.1 document. The approach taken in this first draft of propositioning potentially controversial changes, in effect as 'trial balloons",  makes timely feedback even more important. 

Finding new solutions to provide blind and VIP (Visually Impaired People) with the same choice of books to read as anybody else, exploiting the opportunity offered by digital technologies, is becoming more and more important and it has always been the goal of Fondazione LIA – a non-profit created in May 2014 by the Italian Publishers Association. In this spirit, on 13th November 2015 Fondazione LIA gathered at Laboratorio Formentini per l’editoria, world leading experts in the field of accessibility, to analyse and discuss the state of the art of digital accessibility in the publishing supply chain and to identify the challenges still in place and possible solutions to overcome them.
The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) today announced that SSP is co-sponsoring a new Academic and Professional Publishing track at the IDPF Digital Conference at BookExpo America 2016 (May 11-12, McCormick Place, Chicago). IDPF Digital @ BEA is the longest-running professional conference for the digital publishing industry. This year's conference will focus on the digital transformation of the overall enterprise of publishing. Speaker and session proposals for IDPF Digital @ BEA 2016 are solicited by Dec. 18, via email to Sally Dedecker at conference-programming@idpf.org . For sponsorship information, please email Wendy Wels at wendy@idpf.org.