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Tuesday, March 19 • 9:05am - 9:30am
The Past, Present, and Future of Digital Publishing That Hasn't, Isn't, But May Still Meet the Promise of the Web

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EPUB has been around since 2007; EPUB 3 came out in 2011. We’re told we live in an age of digital disruption, but little has changed in ebooks since before the very first ebookcraft. What’s going on? What might the future of ebooks look like? Should we use EPUB 3.2? Will there ever be an EPUB 4? Are Web Publications real? Part history lesson, part unhinged rant, part futile attempt to predict the future, Dave Cramer will shed light, or at least heat, on the big picture.

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Dave Cramer

Senior Digital Publishing Technology Specialist, Hachette Book Group
Dave Cramer has been making eBooks for fifteen years, and complaining about ebook standards for nearly as long. He was co-editor of the IDPF specification on fixed-layout eBooks, but in recent years has become heavily involved with the W3C and web standards, editing several specs... Read More →