The industry of electronic publishing is the world of e-book files. EPUB is one of the most used file types in this venue. Maintaining an EPUB library requires a big set of EPUB tools. They are necessary to support many aspects of running a publishing business or a university library. If legacy software is utilized, it is hard to integrate additional functionality. Moreover, if a lot of different tools are used, the infrastructure may become encumbered. This will drain precious time dedicated to management. Our company recognized these issues and developed a cutting-edge EPUB software called EpubCloud. It is a custom EPUB cloud storage and management system that helps to solve many headaches of the organizations working with EPUB files.
Content Rights Management
The issues of Intellectual Property are essential in e-publishing. The constant arms race between intellectual property owners and people too eager to post the copies online is still ongoing. EpubCloud can be easily customized to include an advanced DRM system that will protect one’s content and allows for a flexible approach to distribution. Cloud hosting solutions no longer draw security concerns as they used to when the technology just appeared. Today cloud is one of the most secure solutions on the market.
EpubCloud allows establishing flexible distribution models. Indie authors, for example, could create a demo version of an e-book, where only a couple of chapters are available. One can also use EpubCloud-based infrastructure to distribute books using a “subscription model”. This model provides access to a library of content to people, that pay for the content on a periodic basis. One can also make e-books available for free for a set amount of time as a part of a marketing campaign.
Another important aspect of running an e-book cloud infrastructure is mobile apps. Custom applications are widely used in e-library as well as e-publishing systems. Building your own app would guarantee security and integration of all elements of the distribution system. We have created an Android and iOS EPUB reader SDK — epuBear to be used as a basis for these apps.
A great way to monetize your content in a secure and convenient way is to integrate the payment systems into the infrastructure itself. This would allow simplifying certain aspects of accounting by automatically filling in sales data into the tables. Moreover, you can provide access to the e-books without any human input, ones the payment is confirmed by the system. EpubCloud makes it easy to implement any payment system into it and provide access to the content.
Additional functionality includes the ability to create reports, as well as fill in all the required accounting information in real time. We utilized our custom EPUB reader SDK as well as AWS for the server side for our product to operate under high load. This guarantees the security of one’s financial data and user access to the application.
The trial version is available for free through our website, where you can also request a quote for the Personal or Enterprise editions.