le-tex has its own booth (Hall 4.2, L68) once again at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair (Oct. 19–23, 2016).

Events at the trade show booth

Title Start Summary Speaker Language

Evolution and revolution of the e-book standards: EPUB 3.1 and Portable Web Publications

We explain what's new in EPUB 3.1 and take a look at the prospects for Portable Web Publications for the Open Web Platform.

Wed. Oct 19 10:00

The EPUB standard is continually evolving. After EPUB 3.0, there is now a draft of version 3.1. The update has some interesting new features, while some other features have been removed – with consequences for EPUB production and compatibility with EPUB readers. Portable Web Publications for the Open Web Platform (formerly known as EPUBWEB) offer a vision of the future of electronic reading, when the e-book and website are merged into a single digital publication.

Martin Kraetke


Getting metadata to work. Produce better e-books with ONIX, RDFa etc.

How can metadata be integrated into production and used for e-books?

Wed. Oct 19 15:45

Metadata is playing an ever more important role, but how can it be used in book production? Using practical examples, we demonstrate how to integrate metadata (systems) into XML workflows in order to generate valuable new information for e-books.

Gerrit Imsieke


Expert discussion: It’s the metadata, stupid. Metadata workflows in publishing companies

Experts from le-tex, pagina, Reemers and SRZ Berlin discuss metadata in publishing companies

Wed. Oct 19 16:30

Metadata is more than just the author, title and ISBN. But how can the full range of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata be recorded and organized? What is the best way to exchange metadata with partners and customers, and how can it be used to increase the value of the product?


Outsourcing of production editing processes

Risks and opportunities when outsourcing production editing

Thurs. Oct 20 10:45

With changes to structures in publishing companies, due in part to technical developments, cost pressure and restricting activities to core competencies, there is renewed focus on the outsourcing of production editing. Notwithstanding the advantages, the risks associated with outsourcing should not be overlooked. This talk is designed to help you better weigh up the pros and cons of this course of action for your company.
Based on our experience as both a supplier and a user of outsourcing services, we present various aspects of the outsourcing process and debate typical questions such as: "Outsourcing? Yes or no?", "What should we outsource?" and "Near or farshoring?".

Constanze Ober


Online editors: easy creation of content and final PDFs in a browser

We demonstrate how final PDFs can be generated with an online-based editing system

Thurs. Oct 20 14:15

Traditional tools such as Word and InDesign offer a huge range of functions and lots of options. However, collaborative work with smooth integration into the existing IT environment and strict design requirements are a challenge with these systems. With the le-tex online toolkit, alternative tailor-made solutions which are customised to your needs can be created for these requirements. le-tex offers you customised solutions from a single source for everything from configuration of the possible structures and markups to saving and integrating media files, creation of the output formats you require and integration in your systems.

Jan Schilbach


le-tex Struki: create added value with structured reference data

What is a simple way to structure reference data?

Fri. Oct 21 10:00

Increasingly high demands are being placed on reference data in books and journals. Formerly, it was sufficient to simply format the data consistently, but now it needs to be entered in Internet databases to allow links.

le-tex Struki offers a solution for both requirements. Heuristic algorithms for reference recognition are designed to detect the most plausible results. This allows even large amounts of data to be quickly and reliably processed. The user-friendly interface offers numerous options for further adapting and improving the structure. le-tex Struki can not only generate structure information, but can also then transform the structured reference data into your required display format.

Jan Schilbach


Integrated print and e-production using the example of Unionsverlag

Automation and attention to detail are not mutually exclusive

Fri. Oct 21 12:45

Unionsverlag began offering e-books relatively late, but then started producing them by the hundreds. Publisher Lucien Leitess explains how basic principles of book design and careful handling of content on the one hand, and automation on the other, do not need to be mutually incompatible. The keys to success are metadata gathered over decades, the conversion and checking tool le-tex transpect and the data normalization that this allows, computer-assisted workflow management, tests on many devices and, not least, feedback from readers.

Lucien Leitess, Gerrit Imsieke



Gerrit Imsieke
E-mail: gerrit.imsieke@le-tex.de
Phone: +49 341 355356 110
Fax: +49 341 355356 510

Martin Kraetke
E-mail: martin.kraetke@le-tex.de
Phone: +49 341 355356 143
Fax: +49 341 355356 543