ATB Servers – A Learning Session
Last Wednesday, our team gathered up to hold one of our weekly learning sessions. During these sessions, we discuss components that make Active Textbook and answer the questions developers and designers might have about the product development. This week, we talked about Active Textbook servers and how they all come together, including a detailed talk on the architecture of different components.Read More
Problems with iOS13 (part 1)
Apple’s rollout of iOS13 came with many problems for existing applications that are not ready for the changes. Some developers have slammed the “anticompetitive” privacy changes, some have complained about the countless bugs. In this short article, we would like to share the problems we have encountered so far, as well as how those have affected our developers and existing customers. Special thank you to Kyle Sakai, our full-stack developer, for writing this post.Read More
The Academic eBook Experience
The academic world is facing a problem but not everyone acknowledges that, including ourselves. Not until we were invited to participate in a workshop for university institutions (Columbia, NYU, MIT, University of Michigan) with press and library representatives attending as well. Representatives from NYPL, DPLA, JSTOR, Amigos Library Services, and Hathi Trust were also invited to discuss the academic ebook experience.Read More
We would like to congratulate our business partners Delivros on their merger with Orell Füssli Thalia AG! The new exciting venture, Delivros Orell Füssli AG, is promised to create a leading provider of Switzerland’s printed and electronic content for schools, companies and libraries, which will benefit from the combined expertise in retail and delivery of digital content. We wish you the best of luck as a new venture, in successfully accomplishing your professional goals and continuing to deliver the best reading experience to your customers!Read More
TPAC 2018: Everything You Need To Know
October was a great traveling month for the EP team. One of the most memorable trips that took place was Juan Corona’s trip to Lyon, France, where he attended the W3C TPAC Conference. Juan got to participate in the Publishing Working Group, contributing his thoughts and providing feedback on the Web Publication Specifications and EPUB 4. Learn more about the MVP, Web Publication Boundaries, Audiobooks and more:Read More
Readium 0.31 was released.
We are excited to announce the release of Readium 0.31. Important to mention that while the work on “Readium 2” and Readium Web is continuing, “Readium 1” is now viewed to be in “maintenance mode”. This means fixing high priority bugs such as crash, data loss, etc., with no new features being developed or planned. As a part of the improvements and enhancements in this release, Readium updates include:Read More
We are cooking something up for you!
Last week, we had the pleasure of meeting up with two lovely ladies: Lenny Yun, a Langley School District Liaison and district teacher, and Susan Cairns, the executive director of the Langley School District Foundation. The reason for the interview was simple – we wanted to find ways of making the life of students better.Read More
Updates from iAnnotate 2018: What EP’s Lead Developer Has Got To Say
If you couldn’t make it to iAnnotate 2018 in the sunny San Francisco, we’ve got some good news for you! Our lead developer Juan Corona had delivered an amazing presentation and co-hosted a workshop with our partners from Hypothesis, so we are eager to share parts of it with all of you.Read More
Stay informed: What Is Copyright & How to Protect Your Work?
In the age of digital literacy, more and more authors choose several formats to publish their work in: printed and digital. If much of the copyright process is clear with printed media, it is not straightforward at all when it comes to the digital copyright laws. That’s why it is important for modern authors to know what eBook copyright is and how to protect one’s work on the Internet. Let’s break it down!Read More
If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to…attend I Annotate 2018!
We are beyond excited to have Evident Point’s Lead Developer Juan Corona head over to the sunny San Francisco to assist Hypothes.is in hosting a workshop at the I Annotate 2018 conference. I Annotate 2018 provides attendees with a unique opportunity to learn about integration and customization of annotation software for various use cases in any platform or publication, including EPUB and PDF formats. I Annotate is taking place June 6 & 7 at Fort Mason Arts & Culture Center in San Francisco with writer and activist Barret Brown as a keynote speaker. To see Juan, as well as share ideas and experience with leading thinkers from all over the world, and from various industries, including education, science and publishing, register at http://iannotate.org. Evident Point is proud to have the members of our team participate in international events, including the most recent DPub 2018 summit in Berlin, as well as the upcoming I Annotate 2018 conference. As experts in the field, we understand the importance of providing members of our team with an opportunity to meet and share experience with progressive professionals like themselves. For more information, please visit the official website of I Annotate 2018: http://iannotate.orgRead More
Evident Point is going to the Digital Publishing Summit Europe 2018!
We are happy to announce that Evident Point’s founder Yuri Khramov is going to participate at the Digital Publishing Summit Europe 2018. The DPub Summit is taking place in Berlin on May 16th and 17th. This event will be focused on giving participants an opportunity to share and discuss latest innovations and technological advances in the publishing industry, covering topics such as EPUB 3 interoperability & Readium LCP. Join Yuri for his presentation to learn more about Readium NG and its updates, covering the new iteration of a web-based Readium EPUB navigator, view system, and reading system component. Evident Point is excited to be a part of this event and to be able to share our experience & professional knowledge as Readium experts. We are very proud of the contribution our team is making to the Readium 1 and would be happy to share our expertise and provide commercial consultations to those building their own readers. To find more information about the DPub Summit, please visit its official page: https://www.edrlab.org/dpub-summit-2018/Read More
EPUB 3.2 Is Coming
The W3C EPUB 3 Community Group has started work on EPUB 3.2 spec. The main goal – gracefully roll back some of the changes in EPUB 3.1 and create a specification that is fully backward compatible with EPUB 3.0.1, while still retaining most features introduced in EPUB 3.1.Read More
Rospotrebnadzor Launched a DL System Based on Active Textbook
We are pleased to announce that Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare of Russian Federation (Rospotrebnadzor) launched a distant training system for its employees based on ActiveTextbook.Read More
How Can Active Textbook Help Students Who Are Struggling?
It is no secret that studying can be challenging: browsing through endless textbook pages, taking notes and highlighting half of the page with a yellow sharpie.“Sometimes studying is boring, just deal with it” is what students are taught to accept as an inevitable rule. But does studying actually have to be boring? Sometimes, it can be. However, with Active Textbook students can reduce those occurrences to a minimum.Read More
Readium 0.30 Has Been Released
The Readium development community is pleased to announce the release of 0.30. This release was pushed to master and the Chrome store on 8 March 2018. This release is one significant fix for the Chrome app and some minor updates: A regression bug was fixed that caused the reader’s place in the book to be not restored properly when the book was re-opened. The licenses in the SDK have been changed from GNU-Affero to BSD-3-Clause Additional fixes and improvements to the Hypothes.is support in the Readium CloudReader Updating the Android support in the SDK to the latest releases for Android tooling and the NDK A number of minor bug fixes across the various modules (please see detailed release notes here) The tag for this release is 0.30 on GitHub. Improvements and Enhancements in this Release readium-shared-js and readium-cfi-js A number of improvements to navigation and layout. Chrome App Includes a fix to correctly restore the user’s reading place in the book. This was primarily a Windows bug but also occurred on Mac in some conditions. Readium Cloud Reader Minor bug fixes to navigation with the Hypothes.is plugin. Note that the Hypothes.is support is ONLY available in the CloudReader version of…Read More
Three Tips to Create Digital Content That Stands Out from the Crowd
Online publishing is on the rise and currently there is an abundance of digital content. Since over ninety million people are using e-books, it is absolutely essential for you to stay on top of new trends in the online publishing industry and to make sure your content doesn’t get lost in the crowd. It may feel overwhelming to keep up with all of the new trends in such an evolving industry, that’s why we are giving you three tips that help you publish content that stands out from the others.Read More