SOURCE: International Digital Publishing Forum

International Digital Publishing Forum

October 06, 2009 11:56 ET

eBook Industry Leaders to Present Success of EPUB Standard at Frankfurt Book Fair

IDPF to Host Free Digital Book Programs Open to All Book Fair Attendees

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - Booksellers, publishers, and technologists attending the Frankfurt Book Fair will be able to attend three free Digital Book programs hosted by The International Digital Publishing Forum (www.idpf.org), the standards and trade association for the eBook industry.

Scheduled during the first three days of the Frankfurt Book Fair, October 14-16, 2009, the sessions will present growth of eBook sales and distribution channels, standards and best-practices for EPUB file production, and updates on new eBook reading devices including products from iRex, ECO Reader and Cybook.

All are invited to attend three free conference sessions on the eBook industry featuring growth statistics, best practices and product updates from industry leaders. The International Digital Publishing Forum (www.idpf.org), the standards and trade association for digital publishing, announced today the lineup of panel discussions.

Presenting companies include International Digital Publishing Forum, OverDrive, Inc., Ingram Digital, Libri.de Internet GmbH, O'Reilly Media, iRex Technologies, Bookeen, DA Direct, with more speakers and companies to be added shortly.

Session Dates and Times for the IDPF Digital Book programs:
       International eBook Sales and Distribution Channels
       Wednesday October 14, 2009: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
       Hall 4.C, Alliance Room

       EPUB Update and Tweaks and Tricks for EPUB on Devices
       Thursday October 15, 2009 10:30 - 11:30 am
       Hall 9.2, Dialogue Room

       New and Updated eBook Reading Devices
       Friday October 16, 2009: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
       Hall 4.C, Concord Room

"Publishing, bookselling, and technology leaders in the rapidly developing eBook market are convening in Frankfurt to network and share valuable business experiences and practices," said Steve Potash, IDPF President. "These free Digital Book sessions are an opportunity for booksellers and publishers of all genres to accelerate their eBook revenue utilizing industry standard EPUB eBook format and adapt their critical business processes to include digital books."

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) will be exhibiting at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Hall 8 #J917A. For more information about the Digital Book programs please see www.idpf.org/events.htm

About IDPF

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is a non-profit trade and standards organization for the digital publishing industry representing over 120 companies and organizations. IDPF is dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing. Further information about the organization and industry, including membership information, can be obtained by visiting www.idpf.org.

Contact Information


  • Contact:
    Michael Smith
    Executive Director
    International Digital Publishing Forum
    905-235-4373
    msmith@idpf.org