Dimcos is a new e-bookstore that charges publishers a monthly fee and a fee per title uploaded for sale — but publishers keep 100% of the sale price.
The monthly fee model, however, seems to be a bit complicated, per the company’s “about” website:
Dimcos webstore is based on transactional fees for customers. Publisher pays per uploaded title plus a monthly service fee. The book is in Dimcos service for desired time in three (3) months cycles. Uploading fee is charged upon uploading the content to service. Monthly fees are charged separately on base of the usage of the published content.
In addition to providing a storefront, Dimcos claims to provide a reading experience for users that allows social sharing of books and in-book conversations.
The company announced yesterday that its e-bookstore would be powered by Finland-based technology firm Ixonos.
Ixonos Supports Dimcos in Launching a Groundbreaking e-Book Concept
HELSINKI, June 13, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —
Ixonos [http://www.ixonos.com ] supplies the technology solution for the Dimcos [http://www.dimcos.com ] e-book and library store concept, which supports readers’ activities in social networks. The solution is built on the Ixonos Experience Store(TM) product, a digital marketing and content distribution platform. Ixonos also provides complete maintenance and hosting services for the solution on the Ixonos Elastic Cloud(TM) platform.
“Building the Dimcos solution demonstrates the capabilities of Ixonos Experience Store [http://www.ixonos.com/online-solutions/digital-content-stores ](TM) as a platform for digital content distribution and validates Ixonos’ role as a creator of disruptive solutions for media”, explains Teppo Kuisma, Vice President for Ixonos Online Solutions.
Dimcos is a new e-book store concept where publishers can offer their publications for sale at the price of web advertising, with no commission charge. The readers of Dimcos e-books will be able to share their favorite e-book titles with other readers on social media, create personal social-media environments for discussions etc. The new concept will enable commenting or even creation of discussion forums within the book. HTML5 technology manages the copyrights and enables secure sales and distribution of books for tablets and other devices.
“Dimcos is extremely satisfied with the co-operation with Ixonos and happy to be launching the service with an innovative and solutions oriented service provider”, says Kristian Laiho, CEO of Dimcos.
Ixonos Experience Store [http://www.ixonos.com/online-solutions/digital-content-stores ](TM) is a digital marketing and distribution channel that enables companies to improve brand awareness, build customer loyalty and monetize digital content. The platform is also suitable for distributing all types of digital content, such as apps, video, music and online magazines.
Ixonos Elastic Cloud [http://www.ixonos.com/online-solutions/ixonos-elastic-cloud ](TM) is a dynamic environment that scales to meet changing business demands. Ixonos Elastic Cloud(TM) is based on the Red Hat and JBoss family of PaaS (Platform as a Service) products. Ixonos is the first Red Hat certified vendor in Europe to offer cloud services that include an application platform.
Ixonos is a creative mobile solutions company. We develop wireless technologies, software and solutions for connected devices and mobile services. Together with our corporate customers, we design products and services that let consumers enjoy inspiring mobile experiences. We enhance the competitiveness of our customer companies by enabling superior user experiences as well as faster time-to-market for their devices and services. We have offices in Finland, China, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia, South Korea and the U.S. Ixonos Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. In 2011, the company’s turnover was 81.4 million euros and its operating profit was 1.9 million euros.