Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is a complete solution that enables individual designers, traditional media publishers, large brand organizations, and ad agencies to transform their print publications into interactive digital reading experiences for tablet devices. Consisting of hosted services and viewer technology, Digital Publishing Suite tightly integrates with Adobe InDesign® CS5.5 software for efficient design, distribution, and monetization of a new class of innovative magazines, newspapers, brand loyalty materials, merchandising content, marketing communications, and more.
A wide range of media publishers such as Condé Nast, Martha Stewart Living Omnicom, Bonnier, Reader's Digest, and others have used Digital Publishing Suite to produce iconic titles such as WIRED, The New Yorker, Vogue, Martha Stewart Living, DN+, Reader's Digest, and Clear Magazine. Businesses such as Sotheby's, RCI, Credit Suisse, and Deloitte are using Digital Publishing Suite to produce corporate publications such as exhibit catalogs, travel guides, and brand loyalty applications. Additionally, small organizations such as Alan Mascord Design Associates and the United States Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association are using Digital Publishing Suite to create design portfolios and safety guide applications. Visit the Showcase page for more stories about how customers have achieved success with Digital Publishing Suite.
Content for an application can be designed in Adobe InDesign (part of Adobe Creative Cloud) or using HTML templates available through Adobe Experience Manager. Once your content is finalized, it is uploaded or synced with the Folio Producer Service (part of DPS) for additional production and management of articles included in a .folio (DPS file format). Folios are then distributed from the DPS Distribution Service into branded applications built with the DPS App Builder. Once your app is created, you can publish it privately or through any leading app store for download and installation on leading mobile devices. Finally, use analytics to measure readership and engagement to inform smart editorial and business decisions.
DPS supports publishing of apps to all of the leading marketplaces, including the Apple App Store (and Newsstand), Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and the Windows Store.
Digital Publishing Suite includes the following components (features vary by edition — see the buying guide for a complete feature comparison):
* Requires Professional Edition or Enterprise Edition.
Digital Publishing Suite is available in three editions: Single Edition for small design studios and freelance designers, Professional Edition for midsize publishers and businesses, and Enterprise Edition for large, global organizations.
Single Edition enables freelance designers and small design firms to create and publish a single-.folio application to the iPad. With Single Edition, the content is included in the application as a single download from the Apple App Store. It is not necessary to purchase additional .folio file downloads, as the .folio file is included directly in the application. Single Edition is available for purchase on Adobe.com. Learn more about Single Edition.
Professional Edition is an off-the-shelf tablet publishing solution that allows you to create, publish, sell, and optimize your content for multiple tablet devices. Professional Edition is for organizations that publish content frequently and require the ability to sell single issues or content subscriptions (as supported through individual app stores). Professional Edition requires payment of both a platform fee for access to the Digital Publishing Suite platform and a .folio download bundle fee that is based on the number of .folio file downloads purchased. Professional Edition is available as a monthly subscription (Professional Edition Monthly) or an annual purchase (Professional Edition Annual).
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Enterprise Edition is a custom publishing solution that includes access to APIs for integration with back-end publishing services such as subscription management, print fulfillment, and dynamic rich media ad platforms. Enterprise Edition offers many advantages, including the ability to create custom viewers, unique HTML5 stores for in-application merchandising of content and services, dynamic serving of targeted, rich media advertising, and access to more in-depth analytic reports through tight integration with SiteCatalyst (requires purchase of separate SiteCatalyst account). Enterprise Edition also includes both a platform fee and a .folio bundle download fee. In addition, Adobe offers professional services to support enterprise-level custom engagements. Learn more about Enterprise Edition.
Professional Edition (Monthly or Annual) and Enterprise Edition have a similar pricing structure. The platform fee provides access to Digital Publishing Suite and all its hosted services. The .folio download fee covers the fulfillment of content to apps installed on your customer's tablet device. The first year of the Professional Edition Annual and Enterprise Edition platform fee includes 5,000 .folio file downloads. Additional download bundles can be purchased at high-volume discounts in .folio bundle packages to be used with either Professional Edition or Enterprise Edition. Enterprise Edition pricing is available through a custom quote. Request a consultation for more information about Enterprise Edition.
For specific details on pricing, see the Digital Publishing Suite buying guide. Note: The pricing indicated is Adobe's direct pricing. Reseller pricing may vary.
There is no new version of Professional Edition. Instead, Adobe is allowing customers to purchase the Professional Edition platform fee on a month-to-month basis. Professional Edition Monthly supports a monthly subscription payment process and includes most of the same features, functions, and workflows as Professional Edition Annual. Professional Edition Monthly customers get access to Adobe Gold support and 250 complimentary .folio files with the first year of service. The Professional Edition Monthly platform fee is available for purchase on Adobe.com via a credit card. See the buying guide for more information.
Customers who purchase Professional Edition Annual pay both the platform and folio bundle download fees through purchase order, which may be preferable for larger organizations. They also receive 5,000 complimentary .folio downloads for the first year of service. Professional Edition Monthly customers can pay their platform fee as a monthly subscription but only receive 250 complimentary .folio downloads. In addition, customers who purchase Professional Edition Annual have access to larger .folio download bundles that have a volume discount and provide a lower cost per download. Professional Edition Annual customers are able to purchase 250,000 or 500,000 .folio download bundles through their reseller or Adobe sales representative. Customers who purchase Professional Edition Monthly on Adobe.com are limited to purchasing either a 10,000- or 25,000-.folio bundle. See the buying guide for more information.
See the comparison chart showing the features available in the three editions.