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Open eBook

An XML-based standard for electronic books and Web publishing from the International Digital Publishing Forum (www.idpf.org). Introduced in 1999 and officially known as the "Open eBook Publication Structure Specification" (OEBPS), Open eBook publications are not read directly by an e-book device. They are compiled into the e-book's proprietary format in order to optimize the content for the particular hardware. The Open eBook format, last updated in 2002, was the precursor to the Open Publication Structure (OPS) of 2007. See EPUB, OpenReader and e-book.
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The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), formerly the Open eBook Forum (OeBF), is the trade and standards association for the digital publishing industry.
According to the trade organization Open eBook Forum, in the first three quarters of 2004 there was a 14% increase in sales and a 20% increase in revenues ($9.
In December 2003 Adobe Digital Media Store went back into e-book retail, selling novels and magazine/journal articles in its PDF format, and now e-publishing's trading standards body, Open eBook Forum (OeBF) has announced that sales for the first nine months of 2003 rose by 32%, leading to total year estimate of sales of USD10m.
Sales of e-books have risen 64% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2003, according to Open eBook Forum, with the value of sales rising 37% from USD1.
Since 1999 there has been an initiative underway to create a common format for e-book readers, the "Open eBook publication specification" (OEBPS) created by the Open eBook Forum, a membership organization consisting mostly of large companies and publishers.
At this meeting, the Open eBook Forum held a session to discuss DRM and identify the industry needs and possible future participation by NIST.
eReader is the most widely used eBook reader, currently accounting for more than 50 percent of the total market, according to recent statistics published by the Open eBook Forum (OeBF).
Based on figures reported to the Open eBook Forum (OeBF), approximately 50% of all eBooks are read using eReader software.
In fact, based on figures reported to the Open eBook Forum (OeBF), eReader software accounts for approximately 50 percent of all eBooks read.
These and other figures charting the eBook industry are reported in the quarterly Open eBook Forum (OeBF) eBook Statistics Report.
Millions of readers have free access to best-selling, popular book titles from the comfort of their homes and offices courtesy of eBooks available from their public library website," stated Nick Bogaty, Executive Director of the Open eBook Forum, the organizer of the event.
The Open eBook Forum (OeBF) recently reported that eBooks are the fastest-growing segment of the publishing industry.