eBook authors eBook Software - create and publish your own ebooks
Create your own eBooks
Learn How To Create, Publish & Market E-Books
E-Book Creation Software
Add sophisticated multimedia to your E-Books
Create E-Book covers in minutes
E-Book Marketing & Promotion made easy
Search engine for E-Books
Interviews with eBook authors
Tools for building better eBooks
Archived Message:

Trial expiration

Carlos Hi,

I have a trial program valid for 15 days. After those 15 days users cannot use it.

Now, 30 days after my first release, I'm releasing a new version with same ESBN and want that users that didn't registered it be able to run it in trial mode. The problem: They can't as the trial period has ended.

One of the solutions would be to extend the trial period for example to 60 days. But I don't want that. I must keep the 15 days.

Other solution would be to create with a different ESBN. But I can't do that as registered members wouldn't be able to run it.

What I thought as a solution, but don't know if it works:
Users that want to run the new version in trial mode, I would say them to remove the main ini file (.....00.ini) file before running the new version.
1. Will this work?
2. Is there other solutions?


Posted on: 8:23 pm on April 23, 2003
EBookCompiler I am not 100% certain (somebody clever could prove me wrong), but I don't think this will work, I think you're probably stuck with the 2 alternatives you gave previously. The problem is the timing not the INI

Posted on: 10:56 pm on April 23, 2003
Carlos Sunil,

I presume for what you said that when an ebook runs the first time, it will register something in the registry. Then everytime it runs, and if is a trial, it will check its key in the registry.

Is this correct?


Posted on: 11:48 pm on April 23, 2003

List All Archived Forums

Copyright © 2000-2018, Answers 2000 Limited.

With any business, it is up to the individual owner of said business to ensure the success of the business. You may make more or less than any sample figures or results that might be quoted on our web sites or other publications. All business involves risk, and many businesses do not succeed. Further, Answers 2000 Limited does NOT represent that any particular individual or business is typical, or that any results or experiences achieved by any particular individual/business is necessarily typical.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.

Contact Us    About and Terms Of Use    Privacy    Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures