Is there a per page fee?
No. We no longer charge a per page fee as the true time for production is primarily in the setup and final QA of the issue. This time varies per digital platform not page count.
Is there a hosting fee?
No. There is not a hosting fee for an active title. If the title’s digital edition account has been inactive for one year, a payment equal to the cost of production for one issue will allow the archived issues of that title to remain live for another year.
Does the viewer need to download anything?
No. There is no software that the reader is required to download. All of our digital platforms are flash based digital editions and require flash player 8 or above. More Info: http://www.adobe.com/products/player_census/flashplayer/version_penetration.html
Is there a payment gateway for the digital issues?
No. There is not a payment gateway provided with the digital editions. However, we have three different ways to tie into your account management tool for subscribers to see your digital issues. Because there are so many options on account management, we have decided to make different methods to tie into the different systems. The payment process will happen on your server, so you can control all aspects of that.
Can I secure my digital editions for only those who have paid to see?
Yes. We have three different ways we can work with you to protect your digital edition. Here are the methods that we can employ:
Express: We place this issue on the server behind the protected wall of your account management system.
Flex: We have a login screen appear when the user visits the issue. We use an API to access the database of your account management system to check to see if the account information that they put into the login challenge is valid.
Classic: We use a URL referrer restriction system. This means that the user would log into the account management system on your website. They would then click on a link delivering them to the digital issue on our server. The user is not able to access the issue unless they come from the link that they find after a successful login to the account management system.