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:

corrupt files, hotmail and my ebook

cazibeli hi all

Im still having no luck with my ebook. one friend can download it from her email, but when trying to open it the computer wont let it open, and says the file is corrupt. Another friend is using hotmail and when I send her the file, hotmail deletes it so that she cant do anything with it anyway.

If anyone knows whats happening here I would greatly accept some help with it, Im almost at my wits end with the whole thing,


Posted on: 2:26 pm on February 13, 2004
cazibeli Still dont know what the hell im doing wrong *banging head on desk*

Someone must know how to help

Posted on: 5:16 pm on February 16, 2004
EBookCompiler I think it likely that the ebook is being truncated (the end cut off) by your email program, or your email program is corrupting it, etc.

Sending large files via email is never very reliable because of how many email systems and servers are setup.

If the ebook works before you put it into email, and stops working when it arrives, it must be something of this type.

Why not put a copy of the ebook on a web site, to download, and send the customer the URL to download from.

Posted on: 5:33 pm on February 16, 2004
cazibeli thanx for your reply.

I have tried your suggestion, and thats not working either. The file downloads fine and when opened we are getting the error message that says the file isnt a win32.

I have also compiled the book on a different computer, but to no avail (still the same outcome). Any more ideas?


Posted on: 4:26 pm on February 17, 2004
EBookCompiler The ebook works on your computer, right? (this is a question)

If yes, then the problem must be related to email and/or transfering to/from your site.

For going via your site, check
1. Check the size of the download matches the original
2. Check you uploaded the ebook EXE with FTP set to BINARY mode.

Posted on: 4:17 pm on February 18, 2004
cazibeli Hi Sunnil

I have tried to download from my webspace and this doesnt help, it still doesnt work. I dont have alot of time now to sort this out as I have started a new job.

I would love to get this book up and running, but I really dont know how Any help would be great


Posted on: 9:49 pm on March 8, 2004
dreuby Who is your webspace with? One of my hosts doesn't allow ebooks (or programs) at all, another only allows a max of 500k filesize, so this may be a problem.

If your ebook is uploaded, give me the link and I'll see if I can download it, or if I get errors, etc.

Posted on: 5:55 pm on March 9, 2004
EBookCompiler Check the file size when you download is the same as when you uploaded. If it's not it may be the type of problem dreuby says

Can you post us a link to your download?

Posted on: 6:06 pm on March 10, 2004


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