EPUB Math: best practices for mathematics in ebooks
The ebook market is currently exploding. STEM Education (Science, Technical, Engineering, and Medical) publishers are interested in providing textbooks in ebook format. While there are proprietary ebook formats around, the IDPF's EPUB format is rapidly gaining ground as the universal ebook format of choice. STEM publishers have recently been asking us for our recommendations on how math should be handled in their ebooks. In order to answer their questions, we have put together a Math in Ebooks section on our website, which also includes a specification we call EPUB Math: Best Practices for Mathematics in Ebooks. We have also started an Ebooks for Math and Science group on LinkedIn to serve as a forum for discussing this specification and other topics of interest. We invite anyone with an interest in this subject to comment on our spec and to join the LinkedIn group.