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Velen Hi

I am considering this software and will buy if it will do what i need.

I have word 2000 so I have that part covered. I and a Graphics artist by trade and had have a story line I have crated. I want to publish it as an E comic if that is possable to do.

So a yes or no and some how to or pointing in the right direction would be great.

Thanks in advance
Vel


Posted on: 8:04 am on January 16, 2005
Storyman Hi Vel,

Cool idea, comic ebook.

Most of the ebook compilers will do what you want. Two issues that you didn't mention are that of security and the process for unlocking an ebook once it is purchased. Both of these issues are why I choose Activ e-Book over the others.

Everyone's needs are different, so it might be helpful for you to know mine. First, I wanted an ebook that had a couple of chapters unlocked for two reasons. The main reason is that the user knows that the ebook works on their system.

Another reason is that a user can view sample chapters before purchasing. Since refunds are not issued it is only fair that they know the caliber of the book. To me it makes more sense to have the ebook downloaded and on a potential purchaserís computer since they are more inclined to complete the sale. I also encourage users to share their ebook with friends (that means the ebook is installed on more machines and increases the chances of sales.)

Once the ebook is purchased, I don't want the keycode to unlock all of the user's friendís copies. The way keycodes is handled by ebook compilers is probably the single item that separates the programs.

Activ e-Book uses a system that is tied into the serial number of the user's hard drive. There is less than a 1% chance that a keycode will successfully work on another friendís computer.

The other approach is to require the user's computer to periodically access the ebook's web site to verify that it is a valid keycode (a few compilers require internet access every time the ebook is opened). The pro side of this approach is that refunds can be issued since an ebook can be relocked. The con side is the inconvenience for the users since internet access is required.

Good luck with your ebook.


Posted on: 5:37 pm on January 16, 2005
Velen Thank You for the reply Storyman

I have done a bit of reading in Word Manual and found i can format my comic pages in that and it seems to work well and permitst easy text entry with full word Spell checker YAY weather I need it or not.

I had not goten far enough along to even consider Securaty so very useful info for me

Lots and lots to learn now i gota go find the post i remember seing about missing pictures in CCWBOOK to fix that part

I am having to much Fun with this LOL it should be Illeagal or something.

Activ has a customer in me for sure on payday I will make the purchase and reg it. This web page and the others you have set up so a total newbie like my self can get help is what sold your product.
I will purchase now rather than wait untill I need the reged copy to help suport your Company.

I want you to stay around a while.

Thank you


Posted on: 8:34 pm on January 16, 2005
Storyman Vel,

Thanks for your note.

Just to clarify. I am a user like yourself and have nothing to do with Activ e-Book other than to be a registered user.


Posted on: 9:58 pm on January 16, 2005
Ebook Architect Another option would be to write it in your Word program and then publish it to PDF for free using adobe's free trail program. You can convert your guide to PDF so it can't be edited.

Hope this helps.


Posted on: 7:27 pm on July 14, 2005
Storyman With all due respect unless you use the commercial version of Adobe's PDF program (not the standard or pro consumer version) it is impossible to keep it from being edited. There are numerous programs available that will convert PDF files so they can be edited. Some programs will also convert the file into a text file.

If you want to prevent the file from being edited or converted to a text file, then avoid using a PDF file.

(Edited by Storyman at 11:45 am on July 14, 2005)


Posted on: 7:44 pm on July 14, 2005

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