Originally Posted by DiapDealer
Interesting. So in lieu of all the "tell that to the distributors/publishers who are requiring epubcheck 3" pleas ... does anyone have any actual stats on who is actually requiring epubcheck 3-validated submissions?
I reached out today, and confirmed that they started using ePUBcheck3 on/around 12/10, so Kim is right about that, or Dillinquent, whomever, for Apple.
Common baseline (spec-based)... then tweak for specific publisher/distributor requirements. Makes perfect sense to me.
Well, honestly, I've never found another way. As I said, using ePUBcheck 3 does not work for those distributors using lower versions, like Lulu, which are very popular here. Overdrive has internal checks (including putting books on devices)--but the distributor at InDigital is using 1.2, and OD is accepting books from them.
So...honestly, I think at this moment in time, we're talking all Apple. I wouldn't be surprised to see Kobo go to 3, because they are allowing multi-media ff ePUBs that are almost identical to iBooks' FF ePUBs (actually, are
identical). But...can anyone else identify a distributor that is really using ePUBcheck3? I mean, an actual retailer?
Hell, maybe we're just backwards here in the U.S. ;-) Maybe EUR is all over ePUBcheck3, and we're all just toddling along with 1.1 and 1.2, LOL.