EPUBZone has launched a new Solution Showcase within their Resources Section to assist with the discovery of EPUB tools. Use this new area of the website to search for tools that suit your particular EPUB requirements. To feature your own tools within the showcase, use the submission form to let us know about the functionality and type of EPUB solution you have available.

HarperCollins Publishers has announced the completion of their transition to EPUB 3 for all new e-book titles; all new e-books are now being distributed in EPUB 3 with backward compatibility to EPUB 2.

Adding media overlays is a great feature for children's ebooks, because it highlights words as they are narrated. The process is fairly straightforward and involves three types of files:

  • SMIL
  • X/HTML
  • OPF

For an overview of media overlays, read EPUBZone’s EPUB 3 Media Overlays (http://epubzone.org/news/epub-3-media-overlays

The next gathering of the EDUPUB community will take place in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) on February 26 and 27, 2015. A preliminary program is now available,  and registration is open.  The summit will launch the implementation phase of EDUPUB, a cross-organizational initiative to develop  a comprehensive open platform for next-generation learning content based on EPUB 3, IMS standards for learning environment integration, and the overall Open Web Platform.