Monetization Models through Leading App Stores
Publications produced using Digital Publishing Suite can be downloaded from the stores in the chart below. App Builder enables publishers to choose from several different distribution options to create a publisher-branded viewer based on the targeted mobile platform. Bookmark this page, as it will be updated when new stores and devices are enabled.
Types of Apps
- Single-.folio – allows readers to view a built-in single-.folio file (or single-issue file), which is combined with the content viewer into one app. Once it is built, the single-.folio file remains unchanged. Examples: Van Gogh’s Dream, JFK: 50 Days, and NASA Earth as Art
- Multi-.folio– allows readers to browse a publisher’s content library and select from a collection of issues (.folio files) that are hosted and fulfilled through the Distribution Service of Digital Publishing Suite. Examples: Martha Stewart, Red Bulletin, and Sotheby’s.
Type of Distribution
- Single-.Folio Purchase Via App Payment System (In App Purchase)
- Single-.folio apps, such as a book or portfolio, are sent to the app store once and remain unchanged. A built-in single-.folio file is combined with the content viewer into one application and hosted via the store.
- Multi-.folio apps allow publishers to sell a single issue (or .folio file) from a library of content. This is akin to purchasing a single issue of a magazine without a subscription. The purchase transaction is supported through the app store via the in-app payment system.
- Subscription via Store – allows publishers to create a multi-.folio content viewer that can add new .folios as they become available. Readers pay for the subscription through the store’s in-app payment system and receive a download notification upon release of a new .folio.
- Direct Entitlement – allows publishers to provide its subscriber base access to digital content from within an installed application on the tablet device. The advantage of direct entitlement is that it allows publishers to maintain customer contact information and drive greater digital circulation. Content Viewer authenticates a print subscriber against a publisher’s print subscription payment server to provision access to the digital publication.
[Updated – February 2012]