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Re: Re: Audiobooks FPWD Description

From: Bill Kasdorf <kasdorf.bill@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:43:38 -0400
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To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
I'm guessing you mean "now" . . . :P

On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 5:24 AM Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:

> FYI: the audiobook spec is not ‘official’ !
>
> Congrats to all
>
> Ivan
>
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> *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
>
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> 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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