I recently took a class on eBook publishing and was told to use Adobe Acrobat for my book. Also, Clickbank was suggested as the distributor.
During the class I was told that there's a way to use Adobe to copy protect my book, but this does not appear to be the case. You can still copy and paste all the contents even when you have the feature disabled. Plus you can still save it to a hard drive even though I thought I disabled this as well.
Also, I was told that the Clickbank purchase link that's used is supposed to temporary once someone purchases the book, therefore they cannot just send someone else the link to download for free. Again, this does not appear to be the case.
Is there a better way to encode my book and a better distributor out there?
For the Adobe protection system to work you must enable both the Owner and User passwords.
Unfortunately even that is not particularly secure. If you want a proven security system for your PDF files take a look at my HYPrLock security system at http://hyprlock.com. It's been used successfully by many Activ E-Book users and you can find feed back in this forum by searching for HYPrLock.
BTW - HYPrLock can use PayPal, ClickBank and AlertPay for secure customer purchase systems.
I believe there's such an issue regarding the sharing of ebook in Clickbank. As you know, Clickbank is a well-known distributor among marketers however once someone purchased the product from it, it's beyond your and clickbank's control whom the purchaser will share the product. The concept is like when you purchase a physical book from a bookstore, the bookstore has no control of whom you would like to share the book.
However, since you can, I recommend you just make a note for the one who purchase the product that he/she should prevent sharing the product with others who didn't purchase it just like an agreement.
Perhaps you are unaware that some eBook compilers (like Activ E-Book) base their password activation on each computer and not on each customer. They do this by reading specific hardware configurations (such as HardDrive and CPU serial numbers etc).
When an eBook (compiled by Activ E-Book) is registered on one computer, it can not be shared by anyone on a different computer -- even if the eBook is purchased on ClickBank.
DocProtect (mentioned above) is basically just an eBook compiler with a base price of $495.00 and a questionable (not explained) level of PDF security.
Excel Software does have a line of Mac products but, for a PC, you would need to purchase Excel's expensive DocProtect, WebActivation, and Quicklicense products (base cost $3590.00) to equal HYPrLock's standard package.
If eBook/PDF security, Automatic Password Activation, Instant Refund Disabling, Web/CD distribution and Viral Marketing is important to you -- HYPrLock (for Activ E-Book) is a proven security solution that does prevent sharing and provides maximum PDF security for only $49.95
Hi! Yes I got your point as I also use ActivEbook. I was just speaking in case someone uses other ebook compilers without such capability of password protection, and gets to think that it's the distributors fault that the one who purchased their product could easily share it to others.
(Edited by ebookprofit at 12:21 pm on Feb. 4, 2009)
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