The International Digital Publishing Forum works at the forefront of digital publishing technology; the stand-alone Digital Book event, hosted in conjunction with BookExpo America, has now grown into a two-day event with a full slate of keynotes and breakout sessions on where technology is headed in the publishing industry.
When the IDPF was formed, OverDrive was there to help with its establishment. OverDrive’s long-standing history of digital content accessibility has evolved now with its 2014 showcase at the event, the highlighting of EPUB3 and HTML5 enhanced ebooks.
“Publishers can now take advantage of OverDrive’s EPUB3 support to create enhanced eBooks using open standards that display children’s picture books as the author and publisher intended, as well as to add interactive elements within the page to further engage the reader,” said Alexis Petric-Black, OverDrive’s Director of Publisher Services. “OverDrive Read’s support of EPUB3 fixed layout, HTML5, and synchronized audio enables publishers to produce a single eBook title supported on any digital reading device with a modern browser.”
One of OverDrive’s leading foundations has been the decision to be device compatible across operating systems and platforms, allowing libraries and their patrons to enjoy the most choice of anyone in the digital content sphere. OverDrive will feature demonstrations of the content, available for lending, at this year’s BookExpo event.