Publishing 3.0 Kick Off

Publishing 3.0 Kick Off

The launch ceremony of "Publishing 3.0 - HK Smart e-Book Hub Scheme" (Publishing 3.0) was held on 21 July 2022 to officially call for entries of local publications with a view to establishing the Hong Kong Smart e-Book Hub. 

With the support of the Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) and sponsored by the Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Hong Kong Publishing Federation (HKPF) organises the Publishing 3.0 to assist local publishers speeding up their digital transformation.

The launch ceremony of Publishing 3.0 held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre was officiated by Mr. Kevin YEUNG Yun-hung, Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, together with representative of the organiser, Dr. Elvin LEE Ka-kui, Chairman of the HKPF; sponsor, Mr. Victor TSANG Chiu-hok, Head of CreateHK; and supporting organisation,Ir. Dr. Alan LAM Hiu-fung, Chairman of the LSCM.

In his remarks, Mr. Kevin YEUNG Yun-hung, expressed his appreciation to the HKPF for organising Publishing 3.0, and thanked the LSCM for developing a platform that would enable AI-empowered smart e-book features for e-publishing for the project. Dr. Elvin LEE Ka-kui, who is also the Chairman of the organising committee of Publishing 3.0 (organising committee), expected the project to infuse a new driving force into local publishing industry. "We hope to see a diverse, intellectualised, creative publishing scene and help our publishers expand their market in Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas."

Publishing 3.0 will facilitate the setup of a Hong Kong Smart e-Book Hub. Local publishers may use the AI-empowered smart e-book features for e-publishing to convert their Chinese publications into English e-books with the application of the Text to Speech technology to be further converted into audiobooks in Cantonese, Putonghua and English. 

Disclaimer: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organisers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.