Readium LCP

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Note:

A JSON structure listing all LCP compliant applications and devices that users can freely use to read LCP protected publications is available at this address.

Certified solutions

Thorium Reader  (EDRLab)

Thorium Reader is a desktop reading app, used on Windows 10, Mac and Linux PC.  With this free application, EDRLab aims at offering a great EPUB 3 reading experience with an emphasis on accessibility for print disabled people. The support of the LCP DRM and OPDS feeds makes it a great tool for library patrons.

The Windows 10 application is available on the Microsoft Windows Store. The Mac and Linux versions are currently available on  the Readium Github space.

This application is currently localized in English, German and French. Other languages will be added with the help of our partners (i.e. you).

Bokbasen (Norway)

Bokbasen is the leading ebook distributor in Norway; the company is also member of EDRLab since 2016.

Bokbasen is now ready to distribute LCP protected ebooks and audiobooks via a certified Readium LCP license server integrated into its platform.

The company has also an LCP compliant Allbok iOS  application, based on the Readium Mobile toolkit, soon available on the Apple Store. This application is localized in Norwegian only.

It is also finalizing the development of the LCP compliant Allbok Android application, based on the Readium Mobile toolkit, which will soon be available on the Google Play Store.

Bookeen (France)

Bookeen is a French company which develops e-readers, and member of EDRLab.

Bookeen has developed a new e-reader named *Diva*; this Linux-based device will be LCP compliant from day one.

Using this Bookeen Diva e-reader and the already LCP compliant server platform developed by ePagine and Tite-live, the trio will provide from September 2019 an integrated platform , LCP based, offering a seamless access to the very large catalog of EPUB formatted e-books, plus audiobooks.

Tolino / Kobo (Germany)

Tolino is is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The technical solution is operated by Kobo.

EDRLab has fully tested and certified the Page eReader, which can now import LCP protected EPUB ebooks distributed by DiviBib / The Onleihe. The Onleihe is the main e-lending solution in Germany.

De Marque / Aldiko (Canada)

De Marque is a Canadian company, which provides technical solutions to e-distributors and public libraries in different countries; it is also a member of EDRLab.

Cantook Hub, the distribution platform for digital books from De Marque, is now Readium LCP certified. This opens the way to the distribution of Readium LCP protected EPUB files in every distribution platform operated by Cantook servers.

This is the case for Eden Livres in France. This will soon be also the case for Lirtuel in Belgium. Lirtuel is the e-lending library portal of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, which groups 350 francophone public libraries.

Aldiko Next, the new version of the well-know mobile reading application (Android / iOS), will very soon be LCP compliant. Note that Aldiko is now owned by De Marque and Aldiko Next is based on the new Readium Mobile toolkit.

Firsty Group (UK)

The UK based Firsty Group is a digital development agency that works exclusively within publishing. It specialises in eCommerce, direct to consumer websites and apps for publishers, retailers, aggregators, distributors, and authors – developing solutions designed to improve the commercial success of the business.

The platform has now adopted the LCP DRM (using the Readium LCP Server provided by EDRLab) for its direct to consumer  Glassboxx  platform and for the Ulverscroft platform developed for providing ebooks and audiobooks to public libraries in the UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and US. Its reading apps are based on the Readium SDK and its LCP client library.

Dilicom (France)

Baobab (for iOS and Android) is an application dedicated to the French Prêt Numérique en Bibiliothèque (PNB) market. PNB is the main e-lending platform in France, with thousands of public libraries already connected.

Baobab has been developed by Dilicom, with the help of the expertise of Art Book Magazine. Public Library patrons will soon be able to use it for accessing Readium LCP protected ebooks in any public library in France.

Baobab is a free app, available for iOS and Android. It is built upon the original Readium SDK (Readium “1”), reads EPUB 2, EPUB 3 fixed layout and reflowable publications, and even PDF files.

Dilicom is an interprofessional service which facilitates the development of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in the French commercial book sector; Dilicom is member of EDRLab.

Download links:  iOS (Fr)

Vivlio (ex TEA, France)

Vivlio is a French company which provides technical solutions to e-distributors; member of EDRLab since 2015, and since 2018 member of the board of EDRLab.

Vivlio has developed a Readium LCP license server in Saas mode, under the brand CARE, used in France and Germany (by Divibib Onleihe; related post fr).

Vivlio has also developed an LCP compliant and free desktop application, that you can download from their web site.  This application is only available in French.

The solution developed by Vivlio is 100% LCP compliant; it provides an additional automatic key retrieval feature, available if a publication is served from a Vivlio-powered retail server.

Eden Livre (France)

Eden Livre is a French distribution platform, and member of EDRLab.

Eden has integrated an LCP license server on its distribution platform, developed by De Marque. It is now ready to provide LCP protected content to public library patrons in France..

Numilog (France)

Numilog is a French distribution platform, and member of EDRLab.

Numilog has integrated the Readium LCP license server on its distribution platform and is ready to provide LCP protected content to public library patrons in France..

Immatériel (France)

Immatériel is a French distribution platform, and member of EDRLab.

Immatériel has developed an LCP server as part of its distribution platform and is ready to provide LCP protected content to public library patrons in France.

ePagine.fr (France)

ePagine is a French distribution platform of independent booksellers, and member of EDRLab. ePagine was the first to launch a production grade Readium LCP license server, in February 2018.

You can access the platform on http://lcp.epagine.fr and test LCP by downloading free protected ebooks (in July 2018, several Bandes Dessinées from Valérian are proposed for test, for free)

Note that this license server is based on the readium-lcp-server open-source codebase EDRLab has developed for easing the integration of Readium LCP in distribution platforms.

Art Book Magazine (France)

Lis-a, the universal reading application for iOS and Android, is developed by Art Book Magazine. It was the first Readium LCP compliant application on the Apple AppStore. It has now an Android sibling, also compliant with Readium LCP.

Lis-a iOS is an iPad/iPhone application. It is built upon the original Readium SDK (Readium “1”), reads EPUB 2, EPUB 3 fixed layout and reflowable publications, even PDF files.

Art Book Magazine is a French company and digital bookstore focusing on “arty” publications; ABM ismember of EDRLab.

See also our post on the release of Lis-a.

Download links: iOS (US), iOS (Fr)

Adilibre (France)

LEA Reader is the new reading application for Android and iOS, developed by Adilibre,  the technical subsidiary of Albin Michel, a large French publisher.

The application is using the expertise of Nordsoft, developer of a reading engine based on the Readium “1” SDK. Nordsoft is a member of EDRLab.

See also our post on the release of LEA Reader Android.

R2 Reader, iOS and Android (EDRLab)

R2 reader is the test application for the new Readium Mobile toolkit. It essentially demonstrates the power of this new development platform and is mainly used as a base for developers willing to adopt this toolkit.

The iOS app can be found here.

The Android app can be found here.

Canadian Electronic Library (Canada)

Canadian Electronic Library (CEL) is an aggregator of ebooks for libraries specializing in Canadian contents. EPUB reflow and fixed-layout content and audiobooks are available on the desLibris platform and now protected by LCP. CEL is member of EDRLab.

CEL is also developing an iOS and an Android app, both based on the new Readium Mobile toolkit, both LCP compliants.

Inspirata Publishing (Hong Kong)

Inspirata Publishing, from Hong Kong, operates the Endao platform, a Christian e-book reading platform that aims to promote the digital distribution of Chinese Christian resources.

Inspirata Publishing has adopted the Readium LCP Server provided by EDRLab for Endao and the new Readium Mobile toolkit for its iOS reading app. Its Android app, based on FolioReader, has also been adapted to be LCP compliant.

This move allows Inspirata Publishing to distribute protected EPUB files to its users efficiently and inexpensively.

Soon to be certified

webqem (Australia)

Are you looking for a hosted LCP solution?

webqem is an Australian based company, developer of digital solutions. The company has adopted LCP on its ebook CMS / distribution platform and offers a hosted solution for ebook retailers.

This solution has been described by Gavin Perry, Director of Digital Solutions, during the Digital Publishing Summit 2019 (video, slides).

The webqem solution is based on the Readium LCP Server provided by EDRLab and the LCP compliant DITA Reader (based on the Readium Mobile toolkit).

Eden Livre (France)

Eden Livre is a French distribution platform, and member of EDRLab. Eden Livre has integrated an LCP license server in its distribution platform, developed by De Marque.

It is now finalizing the development of a new LCP compliant iOS application, named BrioReader, based on the Readium Mobile toolkit.

Interforum (France)

Interforum is a French distribution platform, and member of EDRLab.

Interforum is currently integrating a Readium LCP license server in its distribution platform.

Shanghai Library (China)

The Shanghai Library is the second largest public library in China. It is member of EDRLab.

Its new e-lending platform is using LCP for managing ebook chrono-degradability.

The Shanghai Library is also developing an iOS and an Android app, both based on the new Readium Mobile toolkit, both LCP compliants.

Axiell Media (Sweden)

Axiell Media is a large Swedish publishing solution provider for publishers, distributors, public libraries and schools. The Axiell Media platform has now adopted the LCP DRM (using the Readium LCP Server provided by EDRLab) and the new Readium Mobile toolkit for its iOS and Android reading apps.

Stockholm Public Library (Sweden)

The Stockholm Public Library is developing a new version of its mobile application named Bibblix (iOS and Android) based on Cordova, and has adopted LCP.

Bibblix is “an app for children between the ages of 6-12, which purpose is to promote and inspire reading in a joyful manner, without any demands that they might else experience in a school environment for instance”.

This application is currently tested at EDRLab and should be certified soon.

Gantec Publishing

Gantec Publishing Solutions is a US publishing solution provider for publishers, schools and higher education. Gantec Publishing ebooks2go platform is currently adopting the LCP DRM (using the Readium LCP Server provided by EDRLab) and the new Readium Mobile toolkit for its iOS and Android reading apps.

Global Comic. com

global-comic.com is a new Japanese Manga distribution platform, launched in March 2019 with a service named “Mochimi”. The platform has directly adopted the LCP DRM (using the Readium LCP Server provided by EDRLab) and the new Readium Mobile toolkit for its iOS and Android reading apps.

FBReader

FBReader is a popular reading application, available on Android, iOS, Linux, Windows and soon MacOSX.

The new MacOSX application  is currently tested by EDRLab for Readium LCP compliance.  The developer of FBReader expects to adopt Readium LCP in the whole product line.

OPENs (DRM Inside)

DRM Inside is a Korean company which develop protection SDKs for EPUB publications.

Their OPENs application is a test application demonstrating the capabilities of their Readium LCP client SDK. It was first demonstrated during the 2017 EPUB Summit, in Brussels, using the LCP test (a.k.a “basic”) profile.

The application is currently tested by EDRLab for Readium LCP compliance with the production profile (a.k.a. “1.0”).

BiblioVault – University of Chicago Press

BiblioVault is a not-for-profit organization, working for about 100 academic and university presses in the U.S.
BiblioVault  joined Readium in 2014, and, in 2016, added a “Read Online” fulfillment alternative for their readers, built with Readium-js. Now they are moving their fulfillment solution to LCP.

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