iPublishCentral Custom is a more flexible version of iPublishCentral, which publishers can adopt to create highly customizable end-user portals or eBookstores that suit their specific requirements.
With iPublishCentral Custom, publishers can create a portal specific to their industry segment, product categories, geographic markets, target audience, user requirements, security or download options, offline support, updates, announcements and eCommerce. It also comes with an advanced search feature that publishers can offer their readers to search and find content at the click of a button.
iPublishCentral Custom opens up various opportunities for publishers to customize their offerings targeted at serving their readers better.
With iPublishCentral Custom's Internationalization feature, iPublishPortals can be built for both English and non-English languages. Publishers can now offer content to their users in multiple languages such as Spanish, German, Chinese, etc,.
Apart from this, the Geo Lock feature gives the publisher complete control over allowing sale of content in specific geographic locations, and also provides rich country-wise sales reports, across the entire content or parts thereof.
Enhance your offering
Apart from the book, publishers can also include a media library which can be used to deliver supplementary materials like images within a book, documents, external links, etc. to the user.
Customize your portal
Customizing how the readers navigate through the portals has never been easier. Using the Products Navigation Option publishers can easily choose from a range of possibilities.
- Category/subcategory wise display: Category/subcategory based navigation of products Product/Catalog Search: Product search using metadata information.
Special Product Listing: Publishers can choose to feature specific titles or products such as new arrivals or best sellers. The books will show up on a different section on the portal making marketing, search and purchase an easier process.
Product Display: On the product details page now display the product metadata along with user comments and rating.
Search: iPublishCentral Custom provides search options which allow the user to find the appropriate content by searching for the product metadata or by searching within the books. Search is possible as
- Simple Search: This is a quick search which is generally available on all the pages of the site and allows the user to search for a product.
- Advanced Search: This allows the user to narrow down on the search criteria by providing more specific information.
- Bookshelf Content search: This option appears in the search combo box on the Bookshelf page. Using this option the user can search for content within the titles that are in the bookshelf.
- Search faceting: Search results can be narrowed down using metadata values such as Author name, Category, Price Range, Published Year, Product Rating, Sorting search results
Enrich your readers' experience
Offline Support: Publishers can allow their users to download books and read offline by using iOffline reader technology. iOffline allows your readers to download their bookshelf as well as search within titles in their bookshelf.
User Registration options: Publishers can now allow individuals and institutions to register on their portal. Individual end-users can register directly on your portal and can gain access to the portal's content as they are authenticated by the IP range/Referral URL/Common username/password. The institution registration is done by the site administrator.
User Personalization: Once registered on the end-user portal/eBookstore, the site provides the user with several personalization options. It enables them to view their bookshelf list wise or as a shelf, search within their bookshelf, add notes, add bookmarks, choose the online reader – flash reader or HTML reader, add text highlights, print pages, review, rate or comment on a product and more.
User Dashboard: This dashboard summarizes the user's activity such as order/purchase history
Manage Profile: Each user can manage his personal profile details, create user name, change password etc.
...And for Institutions too!
Institutional personalization: Institutions with a subscription to the content can use the several personalization options that allow them to view - Order History (list orders made by the end user) and Counter Reports for an institution, manage Institution IP Range, Referrer URLs, User Accounts etc. and Customer's redeemable PIN codes.
eCommerce - made so easy!
With iPublishCentral, publishers are enabled with eCommerce functions that allow direct sales to the end users. It allows users to add items to their Shopping Cart, Purchase On-line Subscription to eBooks and has Payment Gateway Support that enables users to purchase through their paypal accounts, or via credit cards - Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Credit cards.
Free Product Supports: Publishers can also deliver free samples to the visitors. This content can be displayed on the site catalog or are added to the user's bookshelf by default.
Static Content Display: Provision to display static pages such as About Us, Contact Us, FAQs, Terms etc. that can be created/ edited by the site admin.