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IDPF

(International Digital Publishing Forum, New York, www.idpf.org) A trade association for the digital publishing industry that was founded in 2000 as the Open eBook Forum and renamed IDPF in 2004. Its goals are to develop and promote an industry standard format for reflowable books, magazines and newspapers in electronic form. Members are made up of professional publishers, hardware and software companies, digital content retailers, educational institutions and accessibility advocates. In 2007, IDPF introduced its OPS/OCF common guidelines for digital content delivery. See EPUB, Open eBook, e-book and reflowable text.
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The IDPF continues to work on enhancements to the EPUB format.
We think that more comprehensive studies are needed to further delineate the effect of IDPF on periodontium.
According to Publishers Weekly, the Open Publication Structure 2.0 and its ".epub file format standard was adopted by the IDPF in September, and is expected to cut costs and increase the number of e-books by enabling publishers to create just one digital book file.
While I correctly reported IDPF's numbers, it's fair to assume that their definition of ebook sales is too narrow: It encompasses only outright sales of individual ebooks to consumers.
According to the IDPF, the new standard will allow publishers to release a single standard file into their sales and distribution channels and will also enable consumers to exchange unencrypted eBooks and other digital publications between reading systems.
The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) Digital Book Conference (June 4-5) and BlogWorld & New Media Expo NY (June 5-7) will run concurrently.
BookExpo America (BEA) will focus on technology and digital innovation, with the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) conducting its Digital Book Conference May 23-24.
Recognizing the importance of the ebook industry, the executives of BookExpo made a smart move and invited the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) organization to hold its 2010 conference at the Javits Center the day before BookExpo opened.