Hello everybody, I have a couple of ebooks that have some password protected content. I am thinking about setting an expiration date for the "free" content.
What I would like to have is a countdown script on the home page of the ebook. It would say something like... "Your free preview expires in 3 Days, 17 Hours and 32 Seconds (it would count down). To permanently gain access to all the valuable information inside, please purchase a password."
The time until expiry would be related to the first time they opened the eBook. I would like to have the message disappear when they purchase a password.
I don't think there is a way to get this, although I agree it would be nice addition to have
One trick might be to calculate your own expiry. e.g. First time ebook is run store the date/time in say an INI. Subsequent times get the date/time from the INI and calc the different from current time. If you know how long the expiry is set for, your calculation could closely match the ebook's internal counter. You can detected i the password is entered (there is a variable for this), so whether expiry is still applicable or not would be able to be calculated.
All recent versions (definitely 4.2x and possibly 4.0x or possibly even 3.x ). It actually adds 0.1 of a day (8640 seconds) to the time to expire. The reason is because people got very confused if this was not added
e.g. old way - you make an ebook, let it have 10 days to expire, so as soon as it starts you have like 9 days 23 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds till expire - i.e. it will expire in 9 days, which is confusing if you just asked for 10 days.
e.g. new way - you make an ebook, let it have 10 day to expire, so as it starts you have 0.1 days + 9 days 23 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds till expire, e.g. about 10.09 days. So the message says 10 days.
I think this was in the README when it was first introduced, possibly a 4.0x or even 3.x version. But anyway that's how it behaves now.
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