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DNAML’s DNL eBook Format
The DNL format
  • The DNL eBook format was developed to satisfy the end users experience on the PC/MAC – Laptop, UMPC and PC.
  • The DNL eBook is powered by the DNL Reader.
  • DNL eBooks can be downloaded as standalone documents or as part of the internet browser.
  • The DNL Reader is a tiny 1.07 MB in file size and can be installed as a standalone download or seamlessly installed with the DNL eBook in browser download method.
  • DNL eBooks are small in file size due to the fact that the DNL format has been built from first principles. This allowed the DNAML engineering team to structure an efficient code, eliminate unnecessary code and create a format which delivers optimum results in terms of performance and file size efficiency.
DNAML has been developing the DNL format and the associated end to end eBook system for over 10 years. At all time the format was structured to satisfy the end user and the publisher whilst taking into account how the advantages current and future technology can enhance the experience.
The End User DNL Experience
  • Replicates the look and feel of a real world publication so that the end eBook is easy to use and presents no learning curve challenges for the end user.
  • Allows the end user to enjoy the eBook without the need to zoom or scroll on the content.
  • The DNL eBook has a variety of page transitions to suit the individual taste, one of the transitions employs a page turn with a 3d effect adding to the familiar form factor.
  • DNL eBooks have a variety of pre-configured navigation and function buttons which allow the end user to navigate and interact with the eBook.
  • DNL eBooks can seamlessly integrate multimedia such as Movies, Audio and Animation.
  • End users are able to participate in self assessment tasks such as quizzes, word recognition puzzles and prep exams and receive their assessment results instantly from within the DNL eBook which has an inbuilt calculation engine.
  • The DNL format is not limited to internal self assessment tasks, assessments may also be sent to remote data bases or email for evaluation by teachers or exam coordinators.
  • Within the DNL format the end user may be presented with information gathering tasks such as subscriptions, surveys and questioners. The feedback can also be sent to remote servers for evaluation.
  • End users are able to search within the eBook through the DNL auto indexing search facility which can also includes a publisher/author pre assigned index.
  • Transportable and shareable sticky notes and highlights allow end users to interact with each other.
  • DNL format allows for the deployment of editable, resizable and movable image and text fields allowing the end user to customize the eBook through insertion of text and images in locations determined by the publisher.
  • The end user inserted images can be optimized and re-sized through a built in image editor.
  • Pre assigned text and image fields are able to be updated in real time.
  • Infinite internal movement tracking allows the end user to return to previous pages viewed at any time.
  • At the publishers and authors discretion the end user is able to print the DNL eBook as a whole or on a page by page basis.
  • DNL eBooks are pure data files, hence cannot be subjected to viruses.
DNAML’s DNL eBook Security, Distribution, Reporting and Marketing Tools
  • DNL eBooks employ the DNL DRM eBooks security system which has been deployed in the market for 6 years without a single instance of a breach.
  • DNL eBooks can be deployed pre configured with the DNL DRM and Internal Payment Gateway combination which allows authors and publishers to create secure eBooks which end users are able to purchase from with the eBook.
  • The DNL DRM and Payment Gateway combination make the DNL eBooks the world first and only “try before you buy” all in one eBook system with “floating shopping carts”.
  • The DNL eBooks employing the DNL DRM Payment Gateway can be shared between friends, colleagues, communities and family whilst keeping the security aspect intact if the DNL eBook leaves the PC or laptop the eBook was initially activated on.
  • The combination of the try before you buy system, the in-eBook shopping cart and the ability to share the eBook whilst retaining the DRM intact makes the DNL eBook the ultimate viral marketing tool which has already a long tail sales history.


  • The publisher and distributor is able to view sales made through the DNL DRM Payment Gateway in real time.
  • The publisher is also able to capture the data from each individual user allowing for further promotions of other DNL eBook titles to expand sales.
  • The DNL DRM system is also able to employ as Activation Key solution that allows the end user to simply insert the activation key to open the eBook.
  • The DNL DRM Activation Key solution allows the DNL eBook to be sold through any retail and online channel.


  • Although the DNL DRM eBook is pre-configured for simplicity, the publisher is able to choose activation settings such as the number of individual machine unlocks per purchase or per activation key issued.
  • The publisher is able to restrict printing of the eBook on a global or page by page basis.
  • DNL eBooks can be locked by a time mechanism.
  • The publisher chooses the amount of free pages the end user can have free of charge. The publisher may also choose to allow zero number of pages to be shown.
  • Prices for DNL eBooks employing the DNL DRM Payment Gateway solution are able to be changed in Real Time price.
  • DNL DRM Payment Gateway Solution is at present able to take payments in 4 currencies, GBP, EURO, USD and AUD, however a total of 41 currencies are available and will be deployed if the market demand arises.
  • Publishers are able to employ discount coupons to assist in enhancing sales.
  • DNL eBooks employing the DNL DRM system are able to restrict sales to specific territories.
  • DNL DRM Reporting system is able to report and deploy funds to rights owners in specific territories all from one location.
  • DNL eBooks employ a reseller, distributor and affiliate tracking system which can report sales of eBooks to channel partners in real time, deploy payments to channel partners at the publisher's discretion.
  • In 2009, DNAML launched eBook.com. Publishers are invited to utilize the already popular domain name as a sales channel partner. eBook.com sells eBooks in the DNL format.
Multiple Platform – Multiple Device Format
DNL eBooks cater for the largest and un-catered for market which is the PC, laptop and UMPC devices.

DNL eBook format is now available on both Windows and Apple Mac based machines

Production
  • DNAML recognized early on that the publisher must have flexibility in development. As such DNAML has built production tools which allow for in-house production as well as outsourcing the production to 3rd party companies.
  • DNAML has been active in educating outsourcing outfits in India to be able to cope with volume production.
  • The authoring tool produced by DNAML has an easy to learn interface and functionality, it is a standalone software as such can be deployed thought established in-house and external PC’s.
  • DNAML has developed an automated ePub import function allowing for DNL eBooks to be produced with little effort. At the same time as allowing for speed of production DNAML has also evolved the Authoring tool to allow for enhanced look and feel production on the DNL eBook end product.
  • The authoring tool allows for drag and drop style insertion of Multi Media such as Movies, Audio and Animation, yes that means no scripting and no programming is needed to create amazing multi-media eBooks.
  • Speed of production is further assisted through the ability of the authoring tool to handle large amount of text insertion and spreading it through pages automatically through the inbuilt multipage and multi-text flow object.
  • The authoring tool comes bundled with the ability to track internal links as the content reflows, auto page numbering and a set of other automated features that allows for speed in development and or conversion.
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