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Questions on 'Writing an ebook'

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Ninja250, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Ninja250

    Ninja250 Regular Member

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    Hi,

    Over the past couple days i have been having this idea of writing my own ebook, in a niche which i am very knowledgeable in, and one which has a massive market and virtually no competition ..

    The problem is, i was thinking that there are a lot of leaked ebooks on the internet .. so how much does that effect the author/owner??

    Also, how would i stop people from distributing my ebook, like what would i write in the ebook to say they cant do it ... is their any legal stuff involved??
     
  2. allblueskys

    allblueskys Junior Member

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    Im also curiouse of this answer?
     
  3. Pixel Pirate

    Pixel Pirate Junior Member

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    Realistically, your eBook will get leaked eventually. Even major copyrighted books like Harry Potter get leaked - sometimes even BEFORE launch. Unless you have a lawyer and the money to attack every site that leaks your book, there is little you can do about it.

    I recommend writing your book and not worrying about it being leaked. If your book contributes value to other people then it will sell! It might get leaked and spread through the net eventually but that is exactly what you want to happen. After your wave of sales, it will get leaked and you will have your website or affiliate links in your eBook where you are promoting more products therefore getting more sales. You can thank piracy for making your book go viral. :)
     
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  4. ash1ey

    ash1ey BANNED BANNED

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    I heard about this once http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wp-pdf-stamper-plugin-2332

    Might help a bit.
     
  5. Pixel Pirate

    Pixel Pirate Junior Member

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  6. Autumn

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    Your best bet is to:

    1) Password protect your PDF - not infallible and the password will be leaked along with the book, but at least some downloaders won't end up with the password and may buy your book.
    2) Watermark or include some individual text in each ebook, and tell the surfers that you're doing it, to dissuade them from sharing - it will be obvious who the person was that shared their copy of the ebook. Many processors for digital products have a system you can use for watermarking copies of PDFs when they're sold.

    You're going to have enormous difficulty legally following up on anyone who shares the book, and it wouldn't be worth the time and legal costs, so it doesn't really matter what you write in your TOC - just make it sound official and severe. Piracy is just a cost of doing business.