In this first section, you’ll find an alphabetically ordered list of LCP compliant solutions worldwide, split in several sub-sections; clic on a section name to get the list of corresponding items:
i.e. organizations which distribute LCP protected content today.
- ANEL (Association nationale des éditeurs du Livres, Québec, Canada)
- Axiell Media (Sweden)
- Bokbasen (Norway)
- Bookeen (France)
- Canadian Electronic Library (Canada)
- De Marque (Canada)
- Die Onleihe – Divibib (Germany)
- Eden Livres (France)
- Edigita (Italy)
- ePagine (France)
- Firsty Group (UK)
- Gantec Publishing (USA)
- Inspirata Publishing (Hong Kong)
- Libranda (Spain)
- Numilog (France)
- Shanghai Library (China)
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.
i.e. mobile or desktop applications that are LCP compliant.
- Allbok / Bokbasen (Norway)
- Baobab Reader / Dilicom (France)
- Bibblix / Stockholm Public Library (Sweden)
- Brio Reader / Eden Livre (France)
- DITA Reader / DITA (USA)
- eKitabu Desktop Reader / eKitabu (Rwanda)
- Glassbox / Firsty Group (UK)
- Inspirata eBooks / Inspirata Publishing (Hong Kong)
- LEA Reader / Adilibre (France)
- Lis-a Reader / Art Book Magazine (France)
- Pretnumerique.ca / Bibliopresto (Canada)
- Shanghai Library (Chine)
- Thorium Reader / EDRLab (France)
- Vivlio Desktop Reader / Vivlio (France)
i.e. specific handheld devices, either e-readers or devices specific to visually impaired people.
- Bookeen Diva HD (FRance)
- Tolino Page / Rakuten Kobo (Canada)
i.e. organizations which provide LCP server and/or client technologies.
- De Marque (Canada)
- DITA (USA)
- DRM Inside (Korea)
- Firsty Group (UK)
- NordSoft (France)
- Vivlio (France)
- webqem (Australia)
This section takes a geographical approach and shows interactions between these organizations. A third section will focus on LCP technology providers.
Thorium Reader is a free 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, Dutch, Spanish and French. Other languages will be added with the help of our partners (i.e. you).
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 and the Android app can be found here.
France has been the first country to move ahead with LCP, both for e-lending and bookselling, which explians why a good set of LCP compliant servers and applications are on the market today:
Lisa is a universal reading application for iOS and Android developed by Art Book Magazine (ABM is member of EDRLab). It was the first Readium LCP compliant application on the Apple AppStore. It reads EPUB 2, EPUB 3 fixed layout and reflowable publications, even PDF files. It is based on the original Readium “1” SDK (Readium “1”). See also our post on the release of Lis-a.
Baobab Reader is a reading application for Android and iOS published by Dilicom for the PNB offer (PNB = Prêt Numérique en Bibliothèque), based on the Readium “1” SDK. It offers a direct access to a large set of French public libraries.
LEA Reader is a reading application for Android and iOS published by Adilibre, the technical subsidiary of Albin Michel, a large French publisher. The application is using the expertise of Nordsoft (member of EDRLab) and based on the Readium “1” SDK. See also our post on the release of LEA Reader Android.
Brio Reader is a reading application for Android and iOS published by Eden Livres (member of EDRLab), based on Readium Mobile. It gives a direct access to a set of online catalogs of ebooks and audiobooks.
Vivlio Reader is a desktop application for Windows 10, MacOS and Linux, developed by Vivlio (member of EDRLab).
The Bookeen Diva HD is the new e-reader created by Bookeen (member of EDRLab).
These LCP compliant applications and devices, plus the upcoming Aldiko Next, are now usable by users of LCP compliant catalogs of ebooks, i.e. public libraries members of PNB and bookstores like bookeenstore.com, ePagine, Gallimard …
Such public libraries and bookstores get LCP protected ebooks and audiobooks via different large e-distributors, which are Immatériel, Eden Livres, Numilog and Vivlio.
In Canada and the USA
pretnumerique.ca, operated by Bibliopresto, is a huge e-lending platform in Canada. The ebooks and audiobooks provided by this platform are now protected by LCP and accessed via an LCP compliant iOS application based on Readium Mobile; the sibling Android app will soon be ready.
The Canadian Electronic Library (CEL, member of EDRLab) 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. DITA Reader is used for accessing desLibris content.
Gantec Publishing Solutions is a US solution provider for publishers, schools and higher education. Gantec Publishing ebooks2go platform has adopted LCP on its platform and has developed LCP compliant iOS and Android reading apps based on Readium Mobile.
In the UK
The Firsty Group platform has adopted LCP (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 LCP compliant reading apps are based on the Readium “1” SDK.
Die Onleihe is the main e-lending solution in Germany. Since 2019, German titles are LCP protected via a solution provided by Vivlio. Library patrons access these LCP protected publications on their Tolino e-readers.
Note: Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The technical solution is operated by Rakuten Kobo.
Bokbasen is the leading ebook distributor in Norway; the company is also member of EDRLab since 2016. Bokbasen is now distributing LCP protected ebooks and audiobooks via a certified Readium LCP license server integrated into its platform. The company has also released the LCP compliant Allbok mobile application, based on the Readium Mobile toolkit.
The Stockholm Public Library has made its Bibblix mobile application LCP compliant. 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”. Check our post here.
The LCP protected publications are provided by Axiell Media, a large Swedish solution provider for publishers, distributors, public libraries and schools. The Axiell Media platform has now adopted the LCP DRM and the Readium Mobile toolkit for its own iOS and Android reading apps.
In 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 LCP for Endao and the Readium Mobile toolkit for its iOS reading app. Its Android app, based on FolioReader, has also been adapted to be LCP compliant.
The Shanghai Library (member of EDRLab) is the second largest public library in China. Its new e-lending platform is now using LCP and it has developed new apps based on Readium Mobile.
LCP Technology Providers
These technologies providers have developed software or services compliant with Readium LCP. You can contact them for speeding your delivery of LCP compliant services.
De Marque (Canada)
De Marque (member of EDRLab) provides technical solutions to e-distributors and public libraries in different countries. Its Cantook Hub distribution platform is Readium LCP certified, which opens the way to the distribution of Readium LCP protected EPUB files in every distribution platform operated by Cantook servers, worldwide.
DRM Inside (Korea)
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. Their CTO is co-editor (along with the EDRLab CTO) of the upcoming ISO standard based on Readium LCP. DRM Inside can help booksellers developing an LCP compliant platform.
The UK based Firsty Group (member of EDRLab) is a digital development agency that works exclusively within publishing. It is specialized 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. Their team has experience in integrating LCP in distributions platforms and would be happy to help third parties.
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 an LCP license server in Saas mode, under the brand CARE, used in France and Germany (by Divibib Onleihe; related post fr). 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.
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).