3 Reasons You Should Use eBook Security

Aug 19, 2010 3:02:27 AM

3 Reasons for eBook SecurityEver think that maybe you should be using eBook security? That thought has occurred to a lot of people. Some have even taken action to help with making that happen. Most just think it over briefly, then dismiss the idea. Sometimes it is because they may have too much inertia to get started. Sometimes it's because it is a big unknown. Still other times it's because they do not know the various requirements.

Well, slow down here. Let's look at this. Here's 3 reasons why you should use ebook security that you might consider.

First and foremost, for the "Pro" side, I might explain that using eBook security allows you, the publisher, to control and track who exactly is accessing and reading your work. Okay, I acknowledge your objection, on the "Con" side, and I agree that you have a valid point if you say that eBook protection can be a huge pain for readers if it hinders their ability to access the document's content. But I want to additionally point out that eBook security doesn't have to be a pain for your readers. It can allow authorized readers (those who have paid to read the eBook) to easily access the content while providing you, the publisher, with complete control over the document's accessibility .

Secondly, you truly should consider whether or not you are losing revenue from having your eBook shared with non-paying readers. Additionally, you don't want the eBook you worked hard to write and publish distributed for free. Plus, you need to ensure that paying customers are not passing along your eBook to others who have not paid for it. One reader could pay for the eBook but be sharing it with ten others who haven't paid, that's a huge loss in earning for the publisher.

Third and lastly, you need to make sure that you have enough flexibility when it comes to the security features implemented to secure your eBook. Which is going to mean that you need to be able to decide how many computers your readers can open your eBook on, how many days the document is unlocked after initially being accessed, whether readers can access it offline, or if the eBook can be printed.

If you can choose how your eBook is secured, you can customize your eBook security to compliment the business processes and systems that you already have in place. For example, if you plan to publish new versions of your eBook every so often, you can make sure that your readers only have access to the latest version for a certain amount of time. After the release of the latest version, the old version can be rendered inaccessible and readers will have to purchase the new version.

After you have had time to study the reasons, and think about them, you'll find that a great case can be made in favor of eBook security.

Just think it over. Perhaps it’s time you learned more about eBook security!

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