Description : This book discusses the exciting new format that is set to unleash a content revolution in the publishing world. Laden with features the printed page could never offer--such as embedded multimedia and scripted interactivity--EPUB 3 will forever change what a book can be. This article walks you through the format and puts it in its place in the digital landscape, explaining why EPUB 3 is set to become the new global standard for ebooks as it also becomes the new accessible standard for ebooks.
Description : Ready to take your ebooks to the next level with EPUB 3? This concise guide includes best practices and advice to help you navigate the format’s wide range of technologies and functionality. EPUB 3 is set to turn electronic publishing on its head with rich multimedia reading experiences and scripted interactivity, but this specification can be daunting to learn. This book provides you with a solid foundation. Written by people involved in the development of this specification, EPUB 3 Best Practices includes chapters that cover unique aspects of the EPUB publishing process, such as technology, content creation, and distribution. Get a comprehensive survey of accessible production features Learn new global language-support features, including right-to-left page progressions Embed content with EPUB 3’s new multimedia elements Make your content dynamic through scripting and interactive elements Work with publication and distribution metadata Create synchronized text and audio playback in reading systems Learn techniques for fixed and adaptive layouts
Description : Although the digital revolution has made content available to more people than print books ever could, ebooks are still only as accessible as the foundation they’re built on—and all too often the foundation is weak. But that’s changing. With the introduction of EPUB 3, publishers now have the means to create a single rich data source for audiences of all reading abilities. Through practical tips and examples, Accessible EPUB 3 takes you inside the EPUB 3 format and explores how you can enrich and enhance content for all readers. Author Matt Garrish demystifies the process of making content easier to access, demonstrating how accessible practices are intertwined with standard content best practices. Among many techniques, this guide will teach you how to: Add structure and meaning to your publications to make them more usable by accessible technologies Tailor EPUB Navigation Documents for readers requiring either full or reduced navigation Create media overlays to synchronize human narration with text display Improve text-to-speech playback by adding SSML, PLS lexicons, and CSS3 Speech functionality
Description : This high-interest nonfiction reader will help students gain science content knowledge while building their literacy skills and reading comprehension. This appropriately leveled text features hands-on, simple science experiments and full-color images and graphics. Fourth grade students will learn all about fossil fuels through this engaging text that supports STEM education and is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Description : Be punctual, hard-working and honest, but most importantly – be excellent. Written by residents, for interns and residents, the Junior Doctor Survival Guide is a thorough, focused summary of everything you need to know to get through your internship and residency (relatively) intact. It provides advice on seeking help from your senior clinicians, ensuring ethical practice and decision making, conducting an efficient ward round and carrying out emergency assessments and includes a concise overview of the salient features of specialist medical and surgical care in both in- and outpatient settings. Covering both clinical and professional contexts, this guide will support you to build your confidence in applying the principles you learned in medical school to the real world. Scenario boxes – how difficult conversations should be approached Common medications – quick reference tables of common medications and dosages Clinical abbreviations and acronyms – a comprehensive list of common abbreviations and acronyms used throughout clinical settings. Full eBook on ExpertConsult
Description : The e-book guide for publishers: how to publish, EPUB format, ebook readers and suppliers. An electronic book (also e-book, ebook, electronic book, digital book) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, and produced on, published through, and readable on computers or other electronic devices. An e-book can be purchased/borrowed, downloaded, and used immediately, whereas when one buys or borrows a book, one must go to a bookshop, a home library, or public library during limited hours, or wait for a delivery. Electronic publishing or ePublishing includes the digital publication of e-books and electronic articles, and the development of digital libraries and catalogues. EPUB (short for electronic publication; alternatively capitalized as ePub, ePUB, EPub, or epub, with "EPUB" preferred by the vendor) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Self-publishing is the publication of any book or other media by the author of the work, without the involvement of an established third-party publisher. One of the greatest benefits brought about by ebooks software is the ability for anyone to create professional ebooks without having to fork out thousands of dollars to design and publish a book. People can easily become authors overnight and earn income from selling online ebooks.
Description : What does it take to be a good citizen? Early readers will find out in this nonfiction title that features lively images, simple text, and an accompanying glossary. Children are encouraged to practice being a good citizen on their own time and to share their good deeds with others.
Description : Take your students on a trip with the early explorers searching for new routes with Racing to Colonize the New World. This e-Book takes look at the discovery of the "new world" and the people already living there. This informational text features primary source materials offering a historical snapshot of past events with maps, artifacts, and images from that era. Build literacy and subject content knowledge with this high-interest book that explores US history, geography, and other social studies topics. The Racing to Colonize the New World e-Book provides access to every type of learner with appropriately leveled content. The reader contains text features such as captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.
Description : Playing Tug-of-War, pedaling a bike, jumping rope - these actions all require force! We typically don't notice most of the forces around us, but they surround us all the time. Find out how force works, and then harness your knowledge to design and build like an engineer! Third-grade students will enjoy learning about inertia, tension and gravity, lift and air resistance, electric and magnetic forces, combined forces, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity is included at the end of this e-book to provide students with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the text. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy and support STEM instruction.
Description : Everything is made of matter! Learn all about matter of solids, liquids, and gasses in this informative science reader. Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can observe states of matter. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.