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EPUBZone can report that Apple's latest version of iBooks Author 2.3 now includes new EPUB templates. These new templates allow content to be exported to EPUB 3 to create media-rich, reflowable ebooks which can be viewed in any ebook reader that supports EPUB 3.

Apple lists the following capabilities for the latest version of iBooks Author:

The 9th European e-Accessibility Forum was organized by BrailleNet and Universcience at the Cité des Sciences in Paris on June 8th, 2015. This year's event focused on e-Accessible Knowledge and was organized in conjunction with the DAISY Consortium Board Meeting.

The recent IDPF Digital Book 2015 conference at BookExpo America 2015 was another successful instalment of IDPF's flagship annual event. Nearly 1,000 attendees gathered in New York City's Javits Center Special Events Hall on May 27 for the opening plenary, which for the first time was part of the opening day of BEA itself.