How to Prevent Theft of Your Ebooks - Part 1: Ebook Copyright

Written by Michael Hopkins

Whilerepparttar majority of web users are honest people, you must accept that some people WILL try their best to steal your products.

For this reason, it's important that you take some measures to ensure that your product isn't being illegally copied and/or distributed.

In this article (the first of two on this subject) I'll look at repparttar 108404 issue of copyright protection.

In part two I'll be looking at practical measures you can take to prevent people from accessing your download pages or passing your ebook on to others


This information is intended to act as an introduction torepparttar 108405 concept of copyright. Please be aware that I'm not a legal expert. If you've any doubts regarding copyright then you should seek legal advice.

Copyright isrepparttar 108406 name given torepparttar 108407 protection of your 'right to copy' a published work.

When you ownrepparttar 108408 copyright to a work, you'verepparttar 108409 right to reproduce any number of copies of that work in any way you choose. You can also grant copy rights to others.

Once you create a published work, your copyright to that work applies automatically. You do not need to formally register your copyright in order for your copyright of that work to legally exist. In fact, you do not even need to place a copyright statement onrepparttar 108410 work.

Having said that, it's still a good idea to formally register your copyright.

Inrepparttar 108411 event that someone has stolen you work, having registered your copyright may entitle you to claim for compensation fromrepparttar 108412 offender. If you haven't formally registeredrepparttar 108413 work, then legally seeking compensation can be much more difficult.

For a closer examination of this important point, read this article by Mark Levine:


If you are hesitant about paying fees to register your copyright, then there are still other measures you can take to make sure thatrepparttar 108414 world knows who owns your work (you should follow these steps EVEN if you DO register copyright).

You should include your copyright statement atrepparttar 108415 bottom of every page of your book (and your website and everything else you create).

Including a copyright statement is no guarantee that your work will not be stolen. It's also no assurance that you'll be able to recover royalties or loss of earnings from someone who infringes your copyright.

7 Strategies for Finding Best-Seller Ebook Ideas

Written by Michael Hopkins

One ofrepparttar biggest difficulties facing people who are getting intorepparttar 108403 ebook business forrepparttar 108404 first time is findingrepparttar 108405 right subject ideas for their ebooks.

It's important that there's a market forrepparttar 108406 book. It's also important that you stick torepparttar 108407 things you know,repparttar 108408 things that interest you orrepparttar 108409 things you would enjoy researching.

Here are 7 strategies you can use for finding that perfect subject. Try them out...


One piece of knowledge or one experience is all you may need to create a top-selling ebook.

For example, we've all had negative experiences duringrepparttar 108410 course of our lives (ripped off in a scam, serious illness, death of a loved one, addiction, backache, etc). Perhaps you can show others how they can prepare for - or cope with - a negative experience that you've already been through.

Do you know a great way to lose weight? Do you know a way to get throughrepparttar 108411 working week without suffering from stress? Do you know a way of saving $200 on taxes? Do you know how to wallpaper a bedroom? Have you recently bought a house and learned an important lesson that can benefit others?

Imaginerepparttar 108412 title "Buying a home? This one tip will save you over two thousand dollars!". If I were buying a home, I would spend $20 or $30 no problem to find out what that tip is.

There's an infinite amount of simple ideas you can turn into great products. You just need to identify them.


You probably have ten potential books inside you just based onrepparttar 108413 things you enjoy in life - cars, sport, cooking, gardening, beer, Spielberg movies, jazz music, pets, computers,...

The fact that you'll be writing about something you enjoy will make researching, writing and promoting your book much easier (and much more satisfying than tackling a subject that you know well, but don't enjoy).


People are always looking for ways to save money or save time.

Provide information that will help them save money on their insurance, their mortgage, their vacation, their shopping, and so on. Do you know some great research techniques for quickly finding information onrepparttar 108414 Internet? Provide people with information that will save them time with their work, their surfing, their housework, and so on.

If you know a computer company that's offering quality PC parts at bargain prices then that could berepparttar 108415 basis for a valuable ebook.

Okay, you're effectively giving great advertising to those that offerrepparttar 108416 product or service, but atrepparttar 108417 same time if you're making $10 on every sale and your customers is gettingrepparttar 108418 information you've promised, then everyone's a winner.

The Internet is a great place to research just about anything and, as long as you're giving people something of value, you can findrepparttar 108419 basis for a great ebook online.

=====SIDEBAR====== This idea can also be used to make free ebooks. Imagine you are selling an ebook related to dogs. You could put together a simple ebook that catalogs dog-related books that sell online. Tierepparttar 108420 idea in with a few affiliate programs (like and you can earn a little extra income as well as get free publicity for your site. =====SIDEBAR======


The fact ofrepparttar 108421 matter is, there are tens of thousands of books waiting to be written. Every minute of every day people search for information they can't find. Think about those things you've searched for and had difficulty finding. Locate a gap inrepparttar 108422 market and fill it.

Identifying peoples wants, needs, goals and desires, and then responding to them, is a sure route to success.

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