•   over 5 years ago

discovery via epub backmatter

Book designers have barely scratched the surface of what's possible with the de facto availability of javascript in epub rendering platforms, most of which are webkit/html5 based.

I want to gather a group interested in creating a convention for ebook back matter that will enable discover, especially discover that's hard to do from outside the epub package.

@suw has actually done a user survey:
http://chocolateandvodka.com/2013/04/10/what-do-readers-want-from-frontmatter-and-endmatter/
coming out of my post:
http://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/2013/02/anachronisms-and-dysfunctions-of-ebook.html

What expertise is needed for implementation?
- people familiar with epub3/html5
- javascripters
- people familiar with target apis- social, related item, bibliographic
- UX/design people

and of course thoughtful answers to the question: "once you're done reading an ebook, what do you really want to see next?"

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