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Fwd: Re: Audiobooks FPWD Description

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:23:35 +0200
To: W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ab49080b-b00a-49f6-b549-eb11da861782@Spark>
FYI: the audiobook spec is not ‘official’ !

Congrats to all

Ivan

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From: xueyuan <xueyuan@w3.org>
Date: 20 Jun 2019, 11:16 +0200
Subject: Re: Audiobooks FPWD Description

>
> On 6/20/19 2:13 PM, Coralie Mercier wrote:
> > Thank you Wendy!
> >
> > There is indeed material for promotion.
> > Xueyuan, this is good content to include as part of a W3C Homepage news item.
> Thanks Wendy and Coralie!
>
> Following the document publication, the news is now posted as top story
> on our home page:
> https://www.w3.org
> https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/7824
>
> Regards,
> Xueyuan
>
>
> > > On 19 Jun 2019, at 22:22 , Reid, Wendy <wendy.reid@rakuten.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Coralie and Amy,
> > >
> > > As requested, here’s a short piece on the audiobooks FPWD. Please let me know if you need anything else from me.
> > >
> > > Today, we announce the [First Public Working Draft](https://w3c.github.io/audiobooks/index.html) of the Audiobooks Profile from the Publishing Working Group. This profile, derived from the structure laid out in the [Web Publications specification](https://www.w3.org/TR/wpub/), has been developed to address a major gap in the publishing ecosystem. Unlike the ebooks industry which predominantly uses the [EPUB standard](https://www.w3.org/publishing/epub3/), Audiobooks never developed a common specification. This has created a distribution model where content creators create many different files for their distributors or retailers, leaving users behind.
> > >
> > > Our profile is focused on bringing a common, single manifest format to the industry. The manifest centers on providing a simple way for content creators to include identifying metadata, a reading order, and additional resources. Identifying metadata includes information like title, author, narrator, identifier, and duration. The reading order is designed to provide user agents with a single source of truth on the presentation order of the audio files, should no other user input occur. The resources section of the manifest is reserved for any additional files that are important to the content but are not part of the reading order. This can include a cover image, supplemental content like images or data, the table of contents, and synchronized media files. We hope that this specification will bring common ground to the industry, as well as pave the way for a standard way of including supplemental content, tables of contents, and accessibility in the format. We look forward to the publication of the first draft, and any feedback it will bring. Please offer your input on [GitHub](https://github.com/w3c/audiobooks).
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Wendy
> > >
> > > Wendy Reid
> > --
> > Coralie Mercier - W3C Marketing & Communications - https://www.w3.org
> > mailto:coralie@w3.org +337 810 795 22 https://www.w3.org/People/Coralie/
> >
>
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