EBOOK FORMATS EVOLUTION
This document summarizes the state of the question about digital book formats. Gregorio Pellegrino is the technical manager of Fondazione LIA where he coordinates consulting and training activities for national and international organisations who want to change their production processes in order to embrace accessibility. He is involved in international working-group devoted to accessibility of publications and standard formats.
Pellegrino reviews in this resource all the components of the current trend to the convergence of the format of the electronic book (epub) and the internet, the evolution of epub3, the evolution of web publications and the strategic effects that this supposes for the companies in the publishing sector.
From 2017 onwards, the field of digital publishing standards is experiencing a new phase; while the arrival of EPUB 3 gave the impression of having reached its peak in terms of the possibilities offered by the digital world for publications, the move from the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) gave new impetus to inventiveness in this area with the design of Web Publications: publications that can be used online and offline, natively in the browser.
Pellegrino says that everyone is trying to find is the Holy Grail of publishing: a unique format for any type of publication.
This publication is distributed thanks to the collaboration of Fondazione LIA, FUNDACIÓN GERMÁN SÁNCHEZ RUIPÉREZ and IPDA.