|07-25-2011, 10:30 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Northern Germany
You can't really prevent it.
There are knowledgeable people out there who will be able to circumvent basically every kind of protection you can dream up. If your book ends up a bestseller, you're guaranteed to have "free" copies floating around the web.
What you CAN do, though, is turn this into an asset instead of a liability. Promote your website and products in your ebook. Provide links that lead the "freeloaders" back to your site. If you can convince them of the value of your offer, you may end up selling an audio book, or whatever else to some of them, and are driving "free" traffic (i.e. traffic you wouldn't have otherwise) to your website.
|07-26-2011, 04:17 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mississauga, On Canada
You can't really effectively prevent sharing of ebooks so what I do is to offer the initial buyer something of value as a bonus. For example, all registered buyers of my pharmaceutical sales careers programs gets a free custom resume evaluation from me. And for a dog training ebook I have, I offer free email support. Only registered buyers on record gets these extra perks.
The other thing that I do is make sure that in my ebooks, I have some notices about other programs. So even if an ebook is passed around, at least it will be free PR for me.
You always expect that in the digital world, there will be sharing of files so you might as well make the best of it.
|07-26-2011, 10:10 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Also, as others have said, there is no way to prevent someone from copy/pasting your ebook or modifying it. Even password-protecting it can easily be broken and anyone can learn how to do this with Google and free downloadable tools available online.
In other words, don't even worry about it.
|07-26-2011, 11:25 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Berlin, Germany
Scanning them isn't so hard. OCR technology simply works around any protection that you can think of.
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