Originally Posted by theducks
Permissions management is what ADE is all about
The sell you the DRM controls.
For the self-publishing Author the $$$ for this service is
. You need to use a Publishing house that provides this as part of the contract.
The software is, in fact, $6200, last I checked for a client, plus you need someone trained to use it, which is another $2800 or so/month. There are some indie providers of this service, (so they license the software and encrypt the books for you), but the cart for this gets pretty damned complicated.
I'll also state, utterly apart from DRM issues, that having books downloadable/for sale/whatever on your own site creates a massive
customer service burden. If your clientele is sophisticated, in a techhie way, great. If they're not--if they're typical end-users--prepare yourself for the onslaught of people who, apparently, have never downloaded anything from a browser who will call you in a snit
because they can't figure out how to load a book in ADE. Trust me, the CSR burden alone is worth paying Nook or iBooks or Kindle to do.
Just my $.02, and not worth what you just paid for it,