I just finished my first e-book and I want it password protected, but I can't afford Hyperlock, is there another way to have the required password sent to the buyer? like maybe setting up mail rules in outlook express?
This is my current method, but with Outlook 2002 as opposed to O Express. I only accept Paypal, by the way. My rules kick in on receipt of the PayPal advice, looking for "Notification of an Instant Payment", then for a few words taken from the Item Description. This then sends a response (from a template) telling the buyer where the fie is located, or if it's a small size, actually attaches the file. Up to a few weeks ago this worked fine....but then PayPal have cocked it up! Some of their "Notifications" have the sender as "firstname.lastname@example.org" which is fine - the reply goes off.....but recently (and I've still to discover why) they've been sending their advices showing "sendmail@paypal on behalf of email@example.com" instead.... Yes, your reply goes off....but to the wrong place! I've given up really : it's just too erratic to be trusted. I actually bought HyprLock BuyNow last night, (but have yet to set it up) and think that's the way to go. Cost (at current exchange rate) will be about £27.....yes, I know, but for peace of mind and a lot less aggro, I think it's definitely worth it. Good luck with your book!
Sorry - meant to add the bit about passwords! I couldn't figure out a way of configuring Outlook to cope with a "rule" for the passwords....The seller doesn't know what number ebook the buyer has got in order to provide the required password in return. I daresay that are bright people out there who could do it, but I just answered the buyer's request when I was able. Not satisfactory, and time-consuming too.... Another reason to buy HyprLock (and no, I'm not an employee or on commission!)
Well I just had a thought, say I have 25 passwords, I make a rule for each password in outlook. Along with the link to where to download the file I tell them to reply to my message with the password number the ebook tells them, and to have that number in the subject. Now from here Make a rule for each of the 25 passwords, where it looks for the number in the subject line, and reply's with a message that tells them the password. Would this work?
Yes, but what a pain to do! I ask my buyers to state their ebay name (and obviously the book number) in their password request, but although I state that that's the only info I need, you'd be amazed at how many include other stuff which may throw your "rules" out of kilter. (The reason I ask for their ebayname is that my 1000 pw's are kept in an Excel file, and I store their name against the book number....stops being asked by billbloggs for another number for their mate's copy!)
ok now i'm having trouble trying to get it onto the web, the site i'm using to upload it, i have some webspace with roadrunner i could use but it wouldn't be downloadable, and I don't know how to make it that way. any help or suggestions?
If I could afford it I would, but I had to borrow the 30 dollars to buy Activ E-Book, so for now I guess I will go with the system i talked about, it may be a pain, but if I can use the ebook to make some money, then I'll see if I can buy it.
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