Dear digital edition professionnals

For the first time in Paris, the IDPF will take place in the 2013 Paris book fair.

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Paris book fair, Porte de Versailles
Monday, March 25th 2013
From 9am to 6pm
Digital scene, stand D8


>Digital Book Making: eBooks and Apps With HTML5 and EPUB 3

eBooks aren't just for novels and straight text anymore! Tablets and smartphones enable complex page designs as well as rich media and interactivity. No matter what kind of books you publish, and whether you are a self-publishing author or a large publisher, going digital is becoming imperative. Yet, developing custom apps and content for every title, across multiple platforms, is not realistic. The right answer is to utilize key open standards such as HTML5 and EPUB 3 to enable flexible development and delivery of content across all platforms.

In this day long technical seminar (bi-lingual French/English) expert speakers will cover the nuts and bolts of HTML5 and EPUB 3 from a publisher’s perspective, with practical examples of best practices for cost-effectively producing and managing digital book content and metadata. Real-world workflows for delivering eBooks, apps, and web will be highlighted, and you will also hear from compelling new startups enabling breakthrough experiences.

> 8:00 – 9:00 Registration

> 9:00 – 9:10
Alban Cerisier, SNE and Editions Gallimard 

> 9:10 – 9:40 Latest Global Digital Book Market Developments – Bill McCoy, IDPF
Bill McCoy, Executive Director of IDPF, will set the stage for the program by reviewing how the digital book market is evolving in various regions around the world, both from a consumer adoption perspective and the perspective of underlying technologies like HTML5 and EPUB.

> 9:40 – 10:20 HTML5 Introduction and RoadmapRobin Berjon, W3C
Robin Berjon, recently named the Editor of the HTML5 Specification, will provide a brief introduction, aimed at publishers, to the capabilities of HTML5 and related elements of the W3C Open Web Platform (such as CSS3 and Canvas API). The status and roadmap of HTML5 standardisation will also be discussed.

> 10:20 – 10:50 Morning coffee break

> 10:50 – 11:20 Introduction to EPUB 3Daniel Weck, DAISY
Daniel Weck, software architect with DAISY Consortium, will review the many new capabilities in EPUB 3, including Media Overlays, accessibility, global language support, and more.

> 11:20 – 12:00 Content Design for Publishers: Beyond "Read-only" EBooks - Peter Meyers
Publishers need to plan their next generation of products by asking fundamental questions: What job do readers “hire” books to perform? How can digital productions serve consumers better than print? Which topics need book-length treatment and which would be better served up à la carte?  The rise of HTML5 and EPUB3 means we finally have a chance to present readers with some innovative answers to these questions. This talk delivers a focused, tour, from the perspective of design not technology, of how to think about your content as an application. Learn about key digital advantages like “to go” portions, adaptive content, and facilitating reader-writer connections.

> 12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH

> 1:00 – 1:45 Workflows and Best Practices for eBook Content CreationLuc Audrain, Hachette
Luc Audrain, head of digitalization for Hachette-Livre, will provide a highly practical overview of the wide range of workflows that can be used to create digital books, illustrating how Hachette adapts the digital book making process to the particular type of content involved.

> 1:45 – 2:15 Metadata for digital books Mark Bide, EDItEUR
Mark Bide, Executive Director of EDItEUR, the trade organization responsible for ONIX, will review best practices for structuring and communicating eBook metadata to maximize discovery and sell-through.

> 2:15 - 2:45 Content Management Strategies for Publishers Bill Kasdorf, Apex Covantage
Bill Kasdorf, Editor,  Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing, and VP, Apex Covantage, will review established  and emerging alternatives for publishers to  store and manage content  assets for flexible and efficient digital distribution, with a  focus on  the emerging option of using (X)HTML for core content structure

> 3:15 – 4:00 Startup Showcase
Six innovative providers of HTML5 and EPUB 3 solutions for publishers give lightning demos of their solutions. Featured companies: 4D Concept, Actia Luna, Aquafadas, Archicol, Gutenberg Technologies, IGS-CP/Néolibris,and Publiwide

> 2:45 – 3:15 Afternoon coffee break

> 4:00 – 4:45 Future Developments for the EPUB StandardBill McCoy, IDPF
This session will cover upcoming developments for EPUB both from the point of view of the format standard and around open source projects and tooling.

> 4:45 – 5:00 ClosingPierre Danet, Hachette


Speaker Biographies

- Luc Audrain
- Robin Berjon
- Mark Bide
- Pierre Danet
- Bill Kasdorf
- Bill McCoy
- Peter Meyers
- Daniel Weck

Bi-lingual French/English seminar restricted to professionals