From the World Wide Web Consortium:
W3C announced today a Workshop on Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform, 11-12 February 2013, in New York (USA). The event is hosted by O’Reilly and collocated with the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference (TOC 2013).
Today’s eBook market is dynamic, fast-changing and strong. eBooks compete with printed versions, and there is a wide choice of hardware and software available for eBook readers. Nevertheless, publishers face major business and technical challenges in this market, some of which could be reduced or removed by standardization.
Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to share their own perspectives, requirements, and ideas to ensure that emerging global technology standards meet the needs of the eBook industry. W3C membership is not required to participate. All participants are required to submit a statement of interest by 10 December 2012.