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).
Readium.org and NYPL Labs are co-organizing an "Open Book" hack weekend at NYPL (42nd St. main building) January 11-13 2014. Sponsors include O'Reilly Media, Hypothes.is, and Perseus Books Group. For more information or to register visit: http://bit.ly/1b8lGA9 .
Readium.org today announced that Adobe Systems Incorporated is joining as a member of the Readium Foundation, with the intention to make a significant contribution to the development of the Readium SDK project, a full-featured EPUB 3 rendering engine optimized for native apps on tablets and other mobile devices.
The Readium Chrome Extension for reading EPUB 3 content has been updated to version 0.9 on the Chrome Web Store (direct link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readium/fepbnnnkkadjhjahcafoaglimekefifl ). This experimental configuration of the Readium Web project has attained over 40,000 users since its launch on the Chrome Web Store in September, 2012 and currently holds a 4-star rating there.