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I want to sell an ebook, what do I do to copyright it and prevent as many leeches

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by YellowCarVroomSales, Jul 31, 2016.

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  1. YellowCarVroomSales

    YellowCarVroomSales Newbie

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    pls and thanks
     
  2. chinofit

    chinofit Newbie

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    check ut the copyrighting office.
     
  3. Ronald2000

    Ronald2000 Registered Member

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    is very hard dude, my suggestions would be to create a membership site first and there do not allow users to download the stuff. Then protect it and disable people who login from different countries with the same account but if someone ones to leech your content they will find out .
     
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    Making your ebook password protected and giving each user different password to open would make leech issue as much as possibl also allowing you detect anyone who is leaking it.
     
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    Check out ejunkie. I believe they offer what you need. I haven't dealt with them in years but I think they can password protect PDFs and give each one a digital key so you can track who is sharing it.
     
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    Wow thats actually pretty awesome. Wish I knew that before i started selling mine
     
  7. Alchemizt

    Alchemizt Regular Member

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    You automatically have a copyright to your eBook. No need to register anything. Protecting that copyright is another story. If it's any good it will get stolen. Not much you can do about that but it's actually a good thing. The pirates won't ever buy your book anyway but if it's good they may talk about it and generate some interest for you.
     
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    On which platform do you plan to sell it?
     
  9. THUNDERELVI

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    You can't, not 100% at least, no matter how hard you try. PDF passwords are a joke really, you don't even need a hacker for them, just enough information how to crack them (available for free if you know where to look), so they are not foolproof. Hell, nothing is in the world of technology. Anyway, if you can sacrifice a bit of user experience for security reasons, this is what you have to do:

    1) Convert your e-book text to image - further prevents copying, but the image can be easily read and converted back to text by an OCR program.
    2) Generate a random unique password & protect the PDF for each user. Also disable printing, editing, copying, etc... in the security options.

    3) Disable downloads and allow viewing only in your website - first, upload each PDF in Google Drive. Next, embed the PDF from drive to your site (via the API or if you use WP you can find many plugins to do this for you automatically) and allow viewing only with no options to download the file.
    4) If you want to provide download links to users, generate a unique self-expiring link for each user that downloads the file.
    5) Disable right-click on your website, printing, viewing the source code, etc... anything to further prevent users from finding your file for download.

    6) Most importantly, make sure your e-book is high quality! It deserves to be hacked & shared around if it's shit, despite what the law says. For example, lots of times I've downloaded plugins & themes from the download section here in BHW to test before buying. If the product is HQ, I have no problem paying for it afterwards and I don't feel bad for trying a pirated license in the first place. If it's shit, like most e-books are nowadays, I won't pay for it, it's that simple.
    7) Offer an X-day refund guarantee - when a normal visitor thinks that he is buying your product with no risk at all, the last thing he will do is search all over the Internet for the product to find it for free. After all, if he buys and he is satisfied, you just got a long-term customer. If he buys and refunds, then you need to look at point 6 above. As mentioned by someone else above, those people that don't want to pay for it will never do anyway.
     
  10. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    NOTE: The Copywriting & Sales Persuasion section is for questions and discussion around the topic of Copywriting - NOT Copyrighting. There is a difference. CopyWRITING is the art/science of writing words designed to entice people into buying your product or service, whereas, CopyRIGHTING is all about protecting ones intellectual property.

    With the above-mentioned in mind, I am now closing this thread. I hope that I have clarified the difference between the two.

    Thank You - "Wiz"
     
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