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Password Info on Active EB

TimK I am a new user of Active ebook. I have masterd how to create the book and use the pasword protection. I plan on selling my ebooks from my website. Is the best method of stopping anyone from copying and redistributing my ebook to use the Hyperlock product.

I guess I am confused about how someone that buys and downloads my ebook is given the password. And once they open the book using the password is that the last time they willl have to use the password as long as the copy is left on their computer.

Also am I correct in asuming if they emailed a copy of my ebook to someone else it would not be able to be opened with out a password. And could it be opened with the original password or would they need a new one.

Thanks for any help offered. I am new at all of this and think this product is great so far.

Posted on: 8:13 pm on October 31, 2006
Storyman Hi TimK,

Welcome to the forum and congrats on completion of your ebook.

Your inquiry covers several topics, so let me break them down by first addressing passwords.

If you select to use the thousand passwords any two users sharing the same password is a 0.01% probability. The ebook has two basic modes of operation locked and unlocked. Most often the unlock mode is referred to as 'registered' or 'purchased' ebook.

In the lock mode you can choose which pages the user will see. The advantage is that you can present the prospective customer with a sample of your ebook--say the first two chapters for example. After they have purchased the ebook and entered the registration code (think password) the remaining chapters of the book can now be viewed.

When someone purchases your ebook and then gives a copy to a friend (often referred to as file sharing) when the friend opens the ebook on his computer he will see just the preview version. Cool uh.

Now the question of how they purchase your ebook and how do they get the registeration code. If you use Activ alone the user will see a number from one to a thousand. That number corresponds to an unique registration number, which you'll need to email back to the buyer.

If you purchase HYPrLock v3 in addition to Activ the buyer will automatically be given the registration number after they purchase the ebook. Another nice feature of HYPrLock is that the customer can click on a 'Buy It' button and be taken immediately to PayPal (or ClickBank if your prefer) to purchase the ebook. It's after the purchase they are given the required registration number to unlock the ebook.

Hope this clarifies matters for you.

Posted on: 9:20 pm on October 31, 2006
TimK Yes that does clear up quite a few questions. Thank you

Posted on: 9:45 pm on October 31, 2006

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