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New blog: Books 2.0

Sat, 14 Nov 2009 07:07:50 +0000

As noted earlier, I will be leaving Adobe soon. I will continue to write about digital publishing on a new personal blog, “Bill McCoy: Books 2.0″. From my introductory post there: …my work at Adobe these last three years has … Continue reading

Leaving Adobe

Wed, 11 Nov 2009 05:04:29 +0000

I will be leaving Adobe in the near future to pursue other opportunities “to be determined”. It’s been a heck of a ride these last several years! I’m particularly proud that epub is now firmly established as the open standard … Continue reading

Adobe and Barnes & Noble eBook Collaboration

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:32:10 +0000

Adobe and Barnes and Noble announced today a partnership to advance the open eBook platform standard. This was part of a broader announcement by B&N featuring their new nook device – which is very sweet – definitely the highest techno-lust … Continue reading

Adobe eBooks – Update on Accessibility Support

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 11:14:33 +0000

A few inquiries have come in about a press release earlier this week by the Reading Rights Coalition noting that the Los Angeles Public Library has suspended purchasing eBooks compatible with Adobe Digital Editions, because there is no accessibility support … Continue reading

WSJ on eBook Format War

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 13:07:11 +0000

Geoffrey Fowler has a good piece today in the Wall Street Journal’s Digits blog: Format War Clouds E-Book Horizon . The tone is perhaps overly ominous – while I agree that “the burgeoning marketplace for e-books is riddled with inconsistent … Continue reading

Sony Going 100% EPUB

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 06:42:01 +0000

Sony announced today plans to convert its US eBook Store to the EPUB format, using Adobe Content Server protection technology. NY Times article – TeleRead coverage.. This important announcement marks significant progress towards the goal that Brad Stone summarized well … Continue reading

Seventeen eReaders Now Compatible With Open eBook Platform

Wed, 12 Aug 2009 17:35:39 +0000

Seventeen reading devices from nine different vendors are already compatible with Adobe’s eBook platform, supporting EPUB, PDF, Adobe Content Server protection technology and our Adobe Digital Editions eBook reading software for desktop computers. This is faster take-up than even this … Continue reading

Skyrocketing Growth in Smartphone eBook Adoption

Sun, 09 Aug 2009 07:48:29 +0000

A recent report by mobile analytics concern Flurry (covering 60M users) indicates that in the US eBooks on smartphones now have “nearly three million active users”, with “steep growth, over 300% from April to July”. Of course the bulk of … Continue reading

EPUB generation library open sourced by Adobe

Mon, 11 May 2009 15:20:35 +0000

Adobe has just released, under BSD license, EPUBGen, a Java library that generates EPUB. To quote from our digital publishing developer blog: EPUBGen is a Java library that demonstrates EPUB generation from a variety of document formats, and which may … Continue reading

NY Times Reader 2.0 – now built on AIR

Mon, 11 May 2009 09:36:01 +0000

NY Times today launched the Times Reader 2.0, built on Adobe AIR, with significant involvement from folks here at Adobe. A “killer app”? Well, newspapers face fundamental business model challenges that arguably transcend the reading experience, so I’m not sure … Continue reading