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Digital Publishing Suite buying guide

With pricing available for two editions, the Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite hosted solution delivers customizable integration for media and business publishers with the Enterprise Edition and a turnkey solution for media and business publishers with the Professional Edition.

  Professional Edition Enterprise Edition
Distribute interactive digital publications yes yes
Deliver digital publications without file size restrictions yes yes
Create branded applications (Android™, iOS, and QNX*) yes yes
Monetize through app store payment systems — single issue and subscriptions (Apple App Store, Android Market, BlackBerry App World*) yes yes
Access prebuilt analytic reports through Digital Publishing Suite dashboard yes yes
Integrate with Adobe Online Marketing Suite (Adobe SiteCatalyst®), powered by Omniture® yes yes
Integrate with dynamic rich media ad platform (Medialets)* yes yes
Customize Content Viewer user interface* no yes
Customize purchase experience via a HTML store no yes
Integrate with leading print subscription fulfillment platforms no yes
Get high-volume discounts no yes

Enterprise Edition


The Enterprise Edition of Digital Publishing Suite integrates with back-end publishing systems and a leading rich media ad platform, enables flexible commerce models including direct publisher purchase of single issues and subscriptions, supports robust analytic reporting capabilities, and offers scalable pricing for high-volume content publishers.

Enterprise Edition
Available through a custom quote. Based on platform, service, and support fees.
  • Access core Digital Publishing Suite services. See features
  • Integrate print subscriber databases and fulfillment systems to merchandise to readers via print/digital bundling, promotional codes, and custom access control.
  • Integrate publisher entitlement systems to sell subscriptions directly to consumers.
  • View preset, ready-to-use analytics dashboards on content downloads and content performance, powered by Adobe's Omniture technology.
  • Deliver viewer data directly into Adobe SiteCatalyst, an integrated service powered by Omniture, for extended, drill-down analysis and reporting. (Requires an Adobe SiteCatalyst subscription, which is sold separately.)
  • Integrate with dynamic rich media mobile ad platform (Medialets)*.
  • Create custom HTML store for robust and targeted merchandising opportunities.
  • Create custom user interface for Content Viewer including support for navigation controls.*
  • Take advantage of 5,000 complimentary .folio downloads.
  • Access included Gold technical support.
  • Access support for developers working on the Digital Publishing Suite platform.

Professional Services (optional):

  • Access an Adobe account manager for solution assistance and support questions.
  • Engage with Adobe Professional Services for custom implementation.
  • Train your staff on using Digital Publishing Suite through professional training services.

Contact Adobe for more information about the Enterprise Edition.

Digital Publishing Suite pricing consists of:

  • Platform fee — a monthly fee to access Digital Publishing Suite hosted services.

    • Includes all titles in a publishing customer's portfolio.
    • Includes 5,000 .folio files (only with first year of service).
    • Includes Gold technical support, which provides 24x7 access to support resources.
    • Includes developer support for the Folio Producer SDK.
  • Service fee — a fee to deliver and fulfill publications across platforms and devices incurred each time a user downloads a .folio file.

Professional Edition


The Professional Edition of Digital Publishing Suite delivers a turnkey tablet publishing solution for traditional media and business publishers who need an off-the-shelf tablet publishing solution.

Professional Edition
Annual platform fee plus service fee. See below for details.
  • Access core Digital Publishing Suite services. See features

    • Upload content directly from within Adobe InDesign® CS5.5 software to produce digital publications. Organize layouts in the cloud and create production-ready files.
    • Store cross-platform publication files in the .folio format on a hosted fulfillment server and deliver publications to Content Viewer on different devices.
    • Monetize digital content by selling publications through leading mobile marketplaces or directly from a publisher's website.
    • View preset, ready-to-use analytics dashboards on content downloads and content performance, powered by Adobe's Omniture technology.
    • Automatically create a publisher-branded Content Viewer that immerses readers in the look and feel of your publication.
    • Integrate with dynamic rich media mobile ad platform (Medialets).*
    • Access included Gold technical support.
    • Take advantage of 5,000 complimentary .folio downloads.

Service fee
Annual commit level Up-front cost
25,000 folio downloads (at US$0.22/folio) US$5,500
250,000 folio downloads (at US$0.15/folio) US$37,500
500,000 folio downloads (at US$0.12/folio) US$60,000

Digital Publishing Suite Professional Edition pricing consists of:

  • Platform fee — fee to access Digital Publishing Suite hosted services.

    • Requires an up-front payment of the full annual cost of US$5,940.
    • Includes all titles in a publishing customer's portfolio.
    • Includes 5,000 .folio files (only with first year of service).
    • Includes Gold technical support, which provides 24x7 access to support resources.
  • Service fee — a fee to deliver and fulfill publications across platforms and devices incurred each time a user downloads a .folio file.

* Expected in the third quarter of 2011.