Web commerce provider Digital River will supply online payments technology for HarperCollins, which has recently redesigned websites for author C.S. Lewis.

Lewis (1898-1963) was the author of The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy. The websites, which now accept payments, feature a digital collection of e-books and are the centerpiece for HarperCollins' global campaign.

"Companies today are looking not only for new channels for establishing direct-to-consumer relationships, but also for increasingly flexible ways to go to market – the comprehensive plug-and-play solution that we have built for HarperCollins accomplishes just that," says David Woolenberg, Digital River's senior vice president of global sales for digital commerce, in a Nov. 22 press release.

"Our work with HarperCollins is directly aligned with Digital River's transformation plans to evolve our ecosystem of industry partnerships and expand our leadership presence in software and games across new digital product categories," Woolenberg says. "This includes not only publishing, but also other cloud-enabled services such as subscriptions and usage-based billing models."

World Archipelago, a London-based creative technology agency, provided the front-end Web development for the HarperCollins sites. The sites are integrated into Digital River's platform, which handles global payments, tax and compliance management, fraud prevention, security and order management.

The Minneapolis-based Digital River builds and manages sites for software and game publishers, consumer electronics manufacturers, distributors, online retailers and affiliates. It also recently built a mobile payments application

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