It’s a tough time going for the producers and the copyrights holders. Whatever it is from an action movie to a comic book, the original creator doesn’t get his credit or his rightful money in his bank. Piracy has increased to such an extent that a day before the official release of the movie, it is available on the internet. Going to a cinema hall is preferred only when the movie is worth the money. But in case of books, even such rare cases are rare because no one wants to spend money on buying himself a new novel or book when it is to be used for some days only. But they don’t realize the loss the writer goes through. So, it’s better if the writers themselves find a way to claim what’s theirs. But they don’t need to go any further as EditionGuard is already waiting for them on their doors.

EditionGuard is a new web service that has been developed as a tool against piracy based on Adobe Content Server 4. Suppose you have written a new book on economy and you want to sell it. But finding a publisher isn’t an easy job and then you’ll have to pay a hefty fee to them as well. EditionGuard on the other side allows you to distribute your books yourself. All you need is a website of your own and you’re ready to go.

What you do with EditionGuard is enter their API in your website and then upload the book you want to sell in their encrypted store. Only you have access to that secured vault. Whenever any user wants to buy the book, he will be awarded a copy on his device. Only he can access the book using a username and password. Also, the user doesn’t need to pay each time he downloads the same book on different devices.The UI of your account is very simple and easy to use and you can also track your downloads with their reports that determine how many books have been downloaded and how’s your business growing.

As a writer, what you get is secure distribution of your content as well as you don’t need to pay any hefty royalty to the publishing houses. You have your own website and you are the boss. The plans of EditionGuard are very much affordable compared to the ordinary publishers. The current plans range from $39/month for 5 titles and 200MB of storage space to $249/month for unlimited no. of titles and 100GB of storage space which is more than enough even for business tycoons. Other than that, the web service charges from $0.45 per download to $0.30 per download for premium plans.

I would say that the service is safe, secure and very much affordable. Still, if you have some doubts, you can use their 30 day trial for free which is more than enough. Just create a new account with your email and password and you’re ready to use EditionGuard. I really liked their service and if you have any queries, you can ask their online support team. I would recommend EditionGuard to every writer, whether small or big. It is the ink feeder for every one of them.

Pros: affordable; simple to use; intuitive UI; secure; free trial available.

Cons: none.

Apps400 Rating :   *  *  *  *

Web App Link :  EditionGuard