To Protect Your PDF Ebook From Sharing, Try To Think Both From The Point Of View Of The Author And The Thief. Accept What You Can Do And What You Can’t.
If you are a solopreneur Knowledge Commerce marketer, ebooks may be among your key products bringing you good earnings. We all know that the easiest ebook formats to create are PDFs, because people need no special devices to read them on.
But the perils of unscrupulous people “sharing out” your PDF can be a real theft of your earnings. There are smart ways to prevent – or at least deter – such “generous thieves”, by knowing how they actually do their thievery and what they don’t like.
You have to do two things. First, think like a possessive marketer and do everything you can to protect your ebook PDF. Then, put yourself in the thief’s shoes, and see what methods he has to still crack your system of protection.
At Solohacks Academy, we think authors have to get a bit smartly realistic. There’s only so much you really can do to prevent PDF sharing. Do what you need to, but also see if “sharing” can actually help you rather than harm you. Also remember, many experts now suggest that PDFs may be passé and we need some better formats. I agree, don’t you?