28 February 2012
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is a complete solution that lets individual designers, traditional media publishers, ad agencies, and major media and brand organizations create, distribute, monetize, and optimize cutting-edge interactive content and publications for tablet devices. In this article, you will get an overview of Digital Publishing Suite and understand the differences among the different editions of the solution that are available.
Individual designers, as well as corporate and enterprise publishers, can now use the new online publishing services of Digital Publishing Suite in combination with Adobe InDesign® to design, publish, monetize, and optimize cutting-edge interactive content and publications for tablet devices. Create brochures, catalogs, portfolios, training materials, annual reports, and engaging custom books. Design a new class of innovative, feature-rich digital magazines and newspapers similar to WIRED, The New Yorker, Martha Stewart Living, Bonnier-DN, and iGIZMO, for reading on the Apple iPad, AndroidTM, and Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite includes services that, used in combination with Adobe InDesign, provide a complete workflow that enables the efficient design and distribution of apps for tablets. Bring a document to life by adding interactive content to an Adobe InDesign file with the Overlay Creator Panel. Use the Folio Builder panel to create folio files, which combine multiple articles into a publication. Then, use the Viewer Builder Service to create a custom app to be distributed through a digital marketplace.
With Digital Publishing Suite, you can*:
* Features available depend on the edition of Digital Publishing Suite. See following pages for details.
In Adobe InDesign®, designers and publishers can author publications targeted to tablet devices using the new Folio Producer tools. You can create immersive page layouts that combine the visual appeal of print with the engagement of interactivity. Within InDesign, you can add interactive overlays to page layouts to enable functionality such as hyperlinks, slide shows, image sequences, audio and video, image panoramas, web content, and pan and zoom. InDesign packages your tablet content as .folio files ("issues"), which can have multiple articles within them.
The Folio Producer Service helps you organize, edit, and publish .folio files, while the Viewer Builder Service allows you to create a custom viewer app that runs on Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire and other AndroidTM based tablets. Your viewer app can include single .folio files, multiple .folio files, or subscription-based content.
The Distribution Service and e-commerce support enable you to distribute your apps through leading mobile marketplaces including the Apple App Store, Amazon Kindle Fire Newsstand, and Android Market. In apps that include a single .folio, the entire app and its content are hosted by the app store/marketplace. For apps that include multiple .folios or utilize subscriptions, the viewer app is hosted by the marketplace, but the actual content is hosted by Adobe and downloaded into the app.
The Analytics Service enables you to gain insight into how your readers and customers engage with editorial and advertising content through tight integration with Adobe Online Marketing Suite.
There are three editions of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite:
|Included with Adobe InDesign® CS5.5||Single Edition||Professional Edition||Enterprise Edition|
|Design and create an unlimited number of .folio files||●||●||●||●|
|Preview interactive content on desktop and iPad, Kindle Fire and other Android™ devices||●||●||●||●|
|Share content with clients and colleagues||●||●||●||●|
|Sell single-.folio applications through the Apple App Store||●||●||●|
|Sell multi-.folio applications through the Apple App Store and Amazon Kindle Fire Newsstand payment system for single-issue or subscription purchase||●||●|
|Sell multi-.folio applications through the Android Marketplace app payment system for single-issue purchase||●||●|
|Access prebuilt analytic reports||●||●|
|Integrate with Adobe Digital Marketing Suite (Adobe SiteCatalyst®), powered by Omniture®||●||●|
|Integrate with dynamic rich media ad platforms (Medialets account purchased separately)||●|
|Customize the Content Viewer user interface||●|
|Drive merchandising through a customizable HTML store||●|
|Integrate with leading print subscription fulfillment platforms via direct entitlement||●|
|Get high-volume discounts||●|
|Create customized push notifications||●|
Read the article Digital Publishing Suite: Three Editions for a detailed breakdown of the capabilities and features of each editions.
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