Final Version of Open eBook Standard Released

Posted on September 22, 1999

The Open eBook (OEB) Authoring Group has released the final version of the Open eBook Publication Structure 1.0. Open eBook Publication Structure 1.0 defines the format that content takes when it is converted from print to electronic form. The Open eBook specification is based on HTML and XML, the same core languages that define the Web, and is designed to allow publishers and authors to deliver their material in a single format.

"The quick adoption of a uniform eBook standard is a milestone event in publishing," said Jack Romanos, president and chief operating officer of Simon & Schuster Inc. "By removing uncertainty over competing formats, it provides all publishers with the impetus and the tools to move even faster toward publishing's electronic future."
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