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.

The message about EPUB at the Contec Conference at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair was expansive:

  • new directions in which EPUB is expanding;
  • new domains EPUB is addressing;
  • and an expanding global reach.

 

OverDrive, a leading supplier of digital books and reading systems to libraries, announced earlier this month at the Frankfurt Book Fair that their HTML5 browser-based reading platform, OverDrive Read, now includes comprehensive support for fixed layout EPUB 3 titles. A demo is available at https://www.overdrive.com/media/1744289/ancient-rome.

The EPUB Community has made progress recruiting people to test reading systems that support EPUB 3, but we still need many more. The DAISY Consortium are asking volunteers for help.

If you are associated with a university or other institution that will benefit from having reliable digital reading systems available for students with special needs, please participate and spend some time testing a reading system used on your campus or being considered for use.