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5 Ebooks, All With Same ESBN, Same User

fatherunit I've got 5 separate Ebooks that I sell as a set.  I keep the same ESBN for all the books to keep the same password # with multiple passwords in each (makes giving password a LOT easier after purchase to refer to a single password #, rather than 5 different ones).

I've discovered that because I have the same ESBN for all the ebooks, when the password is input for one of the ebooks, the other four go back to locked status.

Is there a way to employ the {user} Activ variable and test if the ebook is being unlocked by the same "user" that it's okay to keep the book unlocked, even though another ebook on the user's computer would have the same ESBN?

Posted on: 1:20 pm on April 6, 2011
rlemire fatherunit;

I may be wrong but I think the eBook Title influences the password selection (and maybe even the output file name). Not only does the ESBN number need to be the same -- so does the Title (and maybe output file name).

To successfully unlock all 5 volumes, effectively means that (as far as Activ E-Book is concerned) the 5 volumes are identical.

In my earlier post I said I used the same ESBN number for "free" upgrades. Of course these "upgrades" used the same ESBN#, Title, and output file name.

I would suggest that you try compiling your volumes using different combinations of Title and output file names (with the same ESBN#) to see if all 5 volumes will unlock.


Posted on: 5:13 pm on April 12, 2011

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