Industry leaders IDG Books and Slate Magazine to present Case Studies


CLEVELAND, OH – September 18, 2000 –  ePub University (, the leading proponent of education initiatives for the publishing community, announced today its inaugural seminar series “ePublishing 101: The How-To Sessions”  will be held in conjunction with ePubExpo at the Millennium Hotel in New York City on October 31 and November 1, 2000.  This first of a series of seminars by ePub University will feature case studies by IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDGB), the leading global knowledge company and Slate Magazine, the pioneering e-Z sponsored by Microsoft® Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT).   The objective of the “ePublishing 101: The How-To Sessions” is to bring together publishing industry professionals to share and exchange knowledge and feel more comfortable with the technology that empowers a variety of current eBook strategies.

“This seminar will be a first of this type for publishing professionals,” said Cameron Kissel, the Dean of ePub University. “The case study approach along with other presentations is a powerful way to demonstrate what can be accomplished. People have had enough of the broad-brush strokes and they’re asking for more hands-on, how-to reality. With the How-To sessions, we hope to have attendees walking out with real-life takeaways that will help them when they return to their businesses,” concluded Kissel

“I am personally excited at the prospect of sharing some of the Slate’s recent successes employing eBook formats to allow our webzine viewers with the flexibility to take information away from the site,” stated Scott Moore, Publisher of Slate. “The case study that I will present highlights the tools that Slate used which allow our site visitors to select the content they wish to save and create an eBook,” he added.


About ePub University

Chartered in 2000, ePub University is a new institution of higher learning for the world of eBook publishing and related technologies. ePub University seeks to promote teaching,

learning, and research activities in the practical application of technology for digital publishing. The University will be the hub of an instructional network designed to facilitate

the sharing of knowledge and information. ePub University will fulfill its mission through excellence in academic programs and teaching, in publication, and in service to the

content and the global information community.

About IDG Books Worldwide
Founded in 1990, IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. is a global knowledge company with diverse portfolio of technology, consumer and general how-to book brands, computer-based learning tools, Web sites and Internet e-services. Led by the For Dummies® series, IDGB’s flagship brand, the company’s list of popular brands includes CliffsNotes™, Frommer’s®, Betty Crocker’s®, Weight Watchers® and Webster’s New World™. IDGB’s brand portfolio also includes well-known technology brands, such as the 3-D Visual® and Bible and Secrets® series, and study and test preparation guides, such as the MCSE Certification Study Guides series, which are preparation guides for Microsoft certification exams. The company has more than 4,000 active titles, plus translations in 36 languages. Its products are available in more than 90 countries worldwide.  IDGB is also online at,, and

About Slate

Weekly e-zine edited by Michael Kinsley contains interviews and opinionated articles about current events. Slate is sponsored by Microsoft. Slate Magazine – Table of Contents
Slate is the online magazine of news, politics and culture edited by Michael Kinsley. Slate provides an informing, entertaining look at the week s news and events. – Microsoft Corp – Redmond WA