Readium Foundation Elects Board of Directors

February 18, 2014

The members of Readium Foundation (Readium.org), an independent open source consortium developing software to advance adoption of EPUB and the Open Web Platform for publishing, have elected a representative Board of Directors. The initial directors and their affiliations are: Micah Bowers - Bluefire, Pierre Danet - Hachette, Jim Dovey - independent,  James English - New York Public Library (NYPL), Bente Franck-Saetervoll - Bokbasen, Hadrien Gardeur - Feedbooks, and Bill McCoy - International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). The directors subsequently elected initial officers including Bill McCoy (President), Micah Bowers (Secretary), and Bente Franck-Saetervoll (Treasurer). This initial election featured very strong participation. Out of forty member organizations, fifteen candidates self-nominated for positions and over 90% of member organizations cast votes. The seven candidates receiving the most votes were elected.