How eBooks can be very valuable

Written by Andy George

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How eBooks can be very valuable By: Andy George

EBooks have a number of benefits overrepparttar traditional book. These includerepparttar 108407 following: ·Cheaper to create ·Quicker to create ·Easier to target a wide market ·High profit potential ·More versatile than traditional books

Lets look at each of these points in turn:

Cheaper to create:

The eBook can be created on a shoestring budget since it is possible for its publishing and marketing costs to be minimal. Onrepparttar 108408 other handrepparttar 108409 traditional book has a higher cost structure. This meansrepparttar 108410 author will have to overcome a tough sales target before they even consider making a profit onrepparttar 108411 book.

The costsrepparttar 108412 author will incur if he follows a traditional book format include: ·Publishing costs ·The profit margin thatrepparttar 108413 bookstores will want to sellrepparttar 108414 book ·Distribution costs ·Marketing costs including advertising costs

Quicker to create

The eBook could be written and published in as little as 7 days. For other potential authors who work at a slower pace,repparttar 108415 whole process of writing and publishing a book could be done within a month.

Onrepparttar 108416 other hand for a traditional bookrepparttar 108417 time span between starting a book and writing it could take around 18 months. By that timerepparttar 108418 information contained inrepparttar 108419 book could be out of date especially ifrepparttar 108420 book is technology or research related.

Easier to target a wide market

How to Prevent Theft of Your Ebooks - Part 2: Stop Illegal Downloads

Written by Michael Hopkins & Jeff McCall

If you sell downloadable products (via ClickBank, PayPal, etc.), you need to be sure that no-one can access those products unless they've paid for them. It's no secret that there are many people out there who will try to get to your download pages without paying for your product or, worse again, will make your download links available for free to others.

So what can you do to prevent this from happening?

Here are a few tips that won't provide 100% protection, but will ensure thatrepparttar majority of users will not be able to easily access and steal your products.


If you name your download page something like 'thankyou.html' or 'download.html' then it's a pretty simple process forrepparttar 108406 average hacker to locate your page and download your product. Give your download pages a complicated name that is neither easy to guess, easy to remember nor easy to recognize.


In keeping with point number 1, this is just a question of making it more difficult forrepparttar 108407 average hacker to find your download pages.

Let's say you're selling an ebook called "How to Make Your Hamster Happy". Now, let's say you're selling it at this URL:

In this example, your sales page is contained inrepparttar 108408 directory called 'happyhamster'.

Now, rather than store your download page in this same directory, you can make life more difficult forrepparttar 108409 hacker by creating sub-directories (or 'nested' directories) for your download page.

Just create a sub-directory inside 'happyhamster' called, for example, 'srB45n' and another directory inside that one called 'trd12s' (or whatever) and then place your download page inside this directory. In this scenario, your download page would be contained at this, more hidden, address: rd12s

Another approach is to place your download page directory in a separate place altogether on your server - thus making it even more difficult for a hacker to track it down.


If you don't have a page called 'index.htm' inrepparttar 108410 directory that contains your download page, then your host server will display a page listingrepparttar 108411 contents of that directory.

Here's an example of a directory that doesn't have an 'index.htm' page: As you can see,repparttar 108412 contents ofrepparttar 108413 directory are there for all to see (and download).

Your 'index' page can be a regular page from your site or you can make it re-directrepparttar 108414 visitor somewhere else. You can see this idea in action by visiting As you can see, when you try to access that directory, you're immediately re-directed torepparttar 108415 home page.

To create your own re-direct page, simply pasterepparttar 108416 following HTML code into Windows Notepad (or your web-editing software) and save it as 'index.htm' or 'index.html'. Now upload it torepparttar 108417 folder you wish to protect.

<.html> <.head> <.meta HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" content="0;URL=FULL_ADDRESS _HERE"> <.meta name="robots" content="noindex"> <.title> <./head> <.body> <./body> <./html>

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