CloudPublish Features

eBook and eJournal publishing and digital delivery for your business, made easy and cost-effective

The Complete Solution

CloudPublish® provides all the tools you need to create feature rich branded websites for the sale, delivery and management of eBooks, eChapters, and eJournals.

CloudPublish opens a new era to publishers, who will regain control over their sales. CloudPublish offers a broad range of business models, and publishers can also tender directly for public contracts as the platform meets all the technical requirements.”

— Sabine Guerry, CEO, 123Library

A Comprehensive Service

CloudPublish allows you to market, sell and securely distribute eBooks, eChapters, and eJournals individually or by collections using your own branding, while retaining your existing website, ecommerce systems and customer database.

The CloudPublish back-end system

The CloudPublish comprehensive back-end system and array of tools accessible via our API (Application Programming Interface) provide you with the flexibility to build a digital publishing service customised to your own requirements.

The CloudPublish platform features:

  • Publish and distribute eBooks (including individual eChapters), eJournals (by issue, volume and article)
  • Website integration, connectivity, templates and example code
  • Secure cloud-based hosting
  • A powerful hosting platform which scales automatically to your needs
  • MARC21 record creation and download
  • COUNTER-compatible usage statistics
  • Discoverability tools
  • High resolution SVG, featuring our fast cross-platform eReader web-app for online delivery
  • Strong Adobe DRM and Adobe Digital Editions support for download delivery
  • Comprehensive management tools
  • Flexibility to create and support your own business models
  • Retain your own database of customers and website
  • Subject code tools, including conversion between BIC, Thema and BISAC classification systems
  • Bibliography tools, allowing bibliographic data to be exported to a wide range of bibliographic Reference Management Systems
  • The ability to embed eBooks in Learning Management Systems or an Intranet
  • Duplicate search tool, which allows clients to exclude books which they own already, either in hard copy or in eBook format
  • Text-only version for visually impaired people
  • Fully-featured online eReader including bookmarks, highlights, notes, bibliographic references in all major formats
  • Service level agreement with a 99.95% uptime guarantee
  • Training and customer support

Further reading: publishers, university presses, and academic institutions

eReader Comparison

CloudPublish supports both online and offline delivery (configurable on a system-wide, or per-user / per-subscription basis). Offline delivery uses Adobe DRM, downloading to Adobe Digital Editions and all compatible devices, software, and apps. Online delivery is via the powerful CloudPublish eReader, which supports all major browsers and is mobile- and tablet-friendly.

Feature Comparison

CloudPublish eReaderAdobe Digital Editions
Online deliveryOffline (download) delivery
Preserves formatting of the printed book / journal
Highlighting tool
Annotation tool
Bookmark tool
Multi-level table of contents
Print (page or range)
Print allowance control (at eBook level and higher)
Full text search
High definition, scaling vector (SVG) graphicsPrint-resolution PDF graphics
Mobile, tablet, desktop support via all major browsersWide range of supported devices, software and apps
eChapter and journal article support-
Text-only version and other accessibility functions-
Overview "tile" navigation-
Bibliographic reference export-
Embed content in Learning Management Systems (e.g. Blackboard, Moodle)-
Research sharing tool-

Revenue Control

With many publishers currently depending entirely on the restrictions of aggregators to sell their eBooks to institutions, CloudPublish hands back control over sales activity and opens up avenues for revenue creation. CloudPublish provides access to useful back-end services and tools which simplify security and administration functions.

How CloudPublish works

This diagram illustrates the main components and information flows within CloudPublish. Please request a demonstration for further detailed information.