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EPUB 3 Best Practices--New from O'Reilly Media: Optimize Your Digital Books

January 31, 2013

EPUB 3 Best Practices

Sebastopol, CA—Ready to take your ebooks to the next level with EPUB 3? This concise guide includes best practices and advice to help you navigate the format's wide range of technologies and functionality. EPUB 3 is set to turn electronic publishing on its head with rich multimedia reading experiences and scripted interactivity, but this specification can be daunting to learn. This book provides you with a solid foundation.

Written by people involved in the development of this specification, EPUB 3 Best Practices includes chapters that cover unique aspects of the EPUB publishing process, such as technology, content creation, and distribution.

  • Get a comprehensive survey of accessible production features
  • Learn new global language-support features, including right-to-left page progressions
  • Embed content with EPUB 3's new multimedia elements
  • Make your content dynamic through scripting and interactive elements
  • Work with publication and distribution metadata
  • Create synchronized text and audio playback in reading systems
  • Learn techniques for fixed and adaptive layouts

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About the Authors

Matt Garrish lives and works in Toronto where he does what he can to help bridge the print divide. He's worked closely with CNIB and the DAISY Consortium in their efforts to make the world a more accessible place—including editing the Z39.86 Authoring and Interchange specification.

View Matt Garrish's full profile page.

Markus Gylling has worked in the field of information accessibility since the late '90s. As CTO of the DAISY Consortium, he has been engaged in the development of inclusive publishing on a global scale. Markus is the chair of the EPUB 3 Working Group. Since October 2011, he has served as CTO of the IDPF alongside his job with the DAISY Consortium. Markus lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

View Markus Gylling's full profile page.

Additional Resources

For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920024897.do

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