Why should I become a member?

EDRLab is much more than a development laboratory: it is a community of practice for the publishing industry, in Europe and around the world. By becoming member of EDRLab you will:

  • Participate to the evolution of a real open ebook ecosystem (take it as a protection against the monopoly of proprietary platforms),
  • Participate to the development of open-source software via the Readium project,
  • Participate to the development of user-friendly Readium LCP DRM, especially useful for e-lending,
  • Participate to the evolution of EPUB. Via EDRLab’s W3C membership:
    • you’ll get feedback on what the W3C Publishing WG is working on,
    • you’ll be able to present your ideas to the W3C Publishing WG,
  • Participate to enhancements on ebook accessibility,
  • Participate to EDRLab Working Groups (BDComicsManga, LCP evolutions …) and informative webinars,
  • Provide strategic direction, new perspectives and your specific use cases by:
    • giving advice on prospective open source projects and other undertakings of EDRLab that may be submitted to the membership for approval,
    • participating to EDRLab Board of Director elections,
    • running and serve on the EDRLab Board of Directors,
  • Network, create business partnerships with other industry members, develop expert resource contracts,
  • Attend the Digital Publishing Summit at discounted member rates.

How to Join

To become a member of EDRLab, the only requirement is to have an activity in relationship with the object of the Association. Standard member dues are calculated from their annual gross revenue and size. The current due structure is as follows:

Characteristics of the organizationMember dues (tax excl.)
Non-profit organization with budget lower than 2 M€500 €
Company with revenue lower than 2 M€ and less than 20 employees500 €
Non-profit organization with budget larger than 2 M€; Major academic partner member1000 €
Company with revenue between 2 and 10 M€ and less than 50 employees1000 €
Company with revenue between 10 and 50 M€ and less than 250 employees1800 €
Company with revenue larger than 50 M€ or more than 250 employees3000 €
Membership organization with less than 50 members4000 €
Membership organization with more than 50 members7000 €
Major industrial partner member20000 €

*Membership becomes effective on the date of payment of the membership dues. Payment options currently include bank transfer, credit card, Paypal or chèque (in France). First year dues are payable at time of application. *

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