Ask MagCloud: Digital Distribution
How do paid digital versions work with the web viewer?
When you set a price for your digital version, users will have to purchase before they can download a PDF or view it on their iPad. When users click "Read Sample" before purchasing the digital version, they are only shown a a sample of the publication at full resolution in the web viewer before being prompted to purchase in order to read the publication in its entirety. For most digital publications the sample will only show the cover, the first two pages, and the back cover. If the publication is less than 8 pages, users will only be shown the front cover before being prompted to purchase. In the future we are also planning to allow the publisher to select which pages are used for this preview.