The industry of digital 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 has been working in the e-publishing sphere for over a decade already and has helped our customers to address these issues. We have developed several e-publishing solutions like Epubear, Crypto Gateway, EpubCloud, and many more.
What Is E-Publishing
Electronic publishing (also known as online publishing or e-publishing) is the process of publishing magazines, e-books, white papers, studies, and other long-form material on the internet or on electronic carriers. In a nutshell, it’s the process of digitizing printed materials and sharing them digitally using online technologies.
Print media is rapidly becoming obsolete. Print publications have been losing popularity over the last decade as print advertising revenue has decreased and news delivery has been steadily digitized.
Electronic and web publishing is increasingly replacing conventional print media as new generations become accustomed to digital technologies. Traditional print publishers don’t offer the immediacy that younger generations expect. People can read breaking news as it happens due to digital news sources which provide updates more quickly.
The decline of conventional publishing – and subsequent expansion of digital media – is a major change for publishers accustomed to print media.
The Importance of Digital Rights Management For E-Publishing
Digital rights management usually includes code that deters copying or limits the amount of time or the number of devices on which content can be accessed.
Publishers, writers, and other content creators use DRM software to encrypt media, data, e-books, apps, and other materials. The content can only be accessed by users who have decryption keys. Besides, DRM software can be used to restrict or limit what users can do with the content.
There are many ways to protect your content, software, or product. DRM allows you to:
- Prevent users from sharing or forwarding your content.
- Prevent users from editing or saving your content.
- Prevent users from printing your content.
- Prevent users from creating screenshots or screengrabs of your content.
- Set an expiration date for your content after which the user can no longer access it.
- Limit access only to specific IP addresses, locations, or devices. This means that if your content is only available to US residents, then it will not be available to people in other countries.
- Watermark content to establish ownership.
Publishers and writers may also view a log of what content was used and when it was used. You can, for example, see when an e-book was downloaded or printed, as well as who accessed it.
It can be costly to create and license content, whether it’s digital music, movies, or apps. Companies are discovering that managing the distribution of the media online is challenging, whether it’s ensuring that authorized access to assets by licensing and copyright agreements, or restricting downloads or other use cases to specific geographic areas. With a robust content rights management strategy, companies can protect content from unauthorized access and illegal distribution with a good digital rights management policy, preserving the value of assets and securing potential revenue streams.
Finding the best digital rights management technology for your business can be difficult as well. You need to find an effective solution that would allow you to efficiently distribute content to your users while still protecting it, all while adhering to the copyright agreements you’ve made with content licensors and others. With DRM tools, businesses of any size can successfully remove the security barriers intrinsic to the internet and safeguard their online content and reputations while ensuring smooth user experience.
Crypto Gateway for Content Rights Management
As the digital landscape grows, companies are expanding their digital channels. Every year, billions of new pieces of content are created. These online assets are protected by content rights management (software) like Crypto Gateway. If these assets are not secured, the company may face many risks and even can lose revenue, including expenses associated with asset theft, penalties for noncompliance, and other forms of damage to the company’s reputation.
Content rights management is a method of copyright protection for digital media. The goal is to restrict unauthorized redistribution of digital media and reduce the ways users can copy content (e.g., video, photo) they’ve purchased. It was created in response to the rapid rise in online piracy of commercial media, which has been fueled by the widespread use of peer-to-peer file-sharing systems. Although copyright law covers digital content, there are still ways to violate it. It is much more difficult to steal content if it is protected by the content rights management technology.
EpubCloud for Storage and Distribution
Cloud 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.
Cloud hosting allows you to save files online and access them anywhere from any smartphone, tablet, or computer and securely upload files and edit them online. Cloud also makes it easy for others to edit and collaborate on files.
One of our solutions EpubCloud is a combination of the Cloud Storage and EPUB Reader that allows hosting, storing, and sharing EPUB files for their further reading from various devices, including desktop and mobile.
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.
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.
Choosing the right digital publishing platform largely depends on your business goals. We can help you in achieving these goals and finding the right fit for what you want to publish! If you can’t find a solution that would fully meet your needs we can build it for you!