Everyone Can Sell eBooks Securely on Their Own Website with EditionGuard
Based on Adobe Content Server, EditionGuard is an affordable and hosted eBook DRM (Digital Rights Management) solution for protecting ePub and PDF eBooks. It can be integrated with any website using platform independent APIs, allowing for secure delivery and consumption of eBooks on over 150 compatible mobile devices and apps.
It is the same technology used by industry giants, such as Google, Barnes & Noble, Sony and OverDrive for protection of eBooks.
Typically, deploying and integrating an Adobe Content Server based DRM system is out of reach for many. It entails an investment of tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of man-hours dealing with complex server software in the first year alone. Just the software license is priced at $10.000, and when you factor in the costs for deploying, integrating and running all the software and hardware involved, it all adds up to a hefty budget rather quickly.
Adobe Content Server is the most widely used DRM solution for eBooks on the market. Yet, many have not been able to make use of it because of its prohibitive entry requirements.
EditionGuard aims to change that by providing Adobe Content Server as a hosted and fully managed solution with affordable pricing plans and extra features for easing integration.
EditionGuard Pricing starts at just $39 / month for the Indie Plan, which allows for any self-publisher to utilize the DRM system with up to five titles. Higher tier pricing plans are also available for larger operations. Best of all, you can try it out free of charge for 30 days, without any commitments or a credit card.
To ease integration, EditionGuard has created many tools in addition to the original Adobe Content Server package.
Well documented API's exposing functions such as batch processing and real-time reporting are available. Moreover, eBooks in the system can be managed with easy to use web UIs from anywhere, at anytime.
Another useful feature is the ability to scale resources such as storage space and processing power. This is thanks to the Amazon EC2 cloud infrastructure EditionGuard has been deployed on.
A more comprehensive listing of features can be found here.
In addition to these features, turnkey eCommerce solutions have been developed, based on two of the leading website platforms on the web. These solutions provide out-of-the-box integrated packages, forming a complete and secure eBook sales platform.
The first solution is a plugin for Wordpress, the most widely used blogging and CMS engine today. With just a few clicks, this special plugin can be installed on any Wordpress website, empowering it instantly with secure eBook sales capabilities.
The second solution is an extension for Magento, the eCommerce system powering a large percentage of online stores on the web. After a quick installation of this special extension through the Magento Connect Marketplace, any Magento website is transformed into a secure eBook sales platform.
With a quickly growing customer base in countries such as the USA, UK, Germany, Turkey, India, Malaysia and many more, EditionGuard is quickly addressing the issue of secure eBook distribution for self-publishers and companies of all sizes.
Anyone with intentions to start secure eBook sales and distribution, while avoiding the large resource investments required, would do well to check this service out.