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Old 16th September 2004, 08:38 PM   #11

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Hi Jesse,
I would not be concerned with someone stealing or copying and providing parts of your your pdf books to others for free. I publish two pdf books and automaticly email them when people buy them on my site. I hope they give them free to everyone they know. That's free publicity for me and builds traffic to my site where I can sell them other things like speaking and consulting which are way more profitable than selling books. People sharing books is called the library; it's how you get known and build traffic. You can put your book online free at: http://www.booklocker.com/mar/intro.php - get it out there and get it working. I would also suggest getting a copy of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer or visit http://www.bookmarket.com - You will be amazed the doors that open once you've written a book. Best of luck to you

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Old 3rd October 2004, 01:38 PM   #12

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If its digital it is owned as the saying goes. However for the bulk of people this ability or knowledge is not widely known.

What format is your book in currently?

I would go two different ways if it is free.
One is to convert to a locked PDF with some of the following locked. This basic method of securing a pdf will block maybe 90% of users from being able to change the following :

Changing the document
Document assembly
Content copying or extraction
Content extraction for accessibility
Filling of form fields
Creation of Template Pages

However to follow on from what others have mentioned. This free e-book is about driving traffic to you. So I would also convert the PDF to web pages and put it on your site so google can cache it and help drive people to your site where your main business is your excel budget application.

I use Abobe 6 Professional to do all of the above for my own businesses. Its a great product although a little expensive.

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Old 6th November 2004, 11:50 AM   #13

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Hi Rick,
How did you publish your eBook?

I just saw the post, sorry if I am a bit late on the answer. You should definitely go with pdf995 (www.pdf995.com), It is free and it gets the job done.

I recently published an eBook using pdf995 and I honestly couldnít be happier with the results.

I also suggest that you visit eBay and search under 'eBook creator' -- Youíll
find some nice eBook compilers at very low prices.

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Old 9th November 2004, 02:05 PM   #14
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Thumbs up PDF995.com is great

I just want to add my endorsement for PDF995.com. I've been using it for nearly two years now and it works wonderfully. It can be used for eBooks or for any kind of simple PDF document. There is even a digital signature plugin that goes with it, if you need to authenticate legal documents, etc.

It's free for the version which sends you banner ads. Or you can pay $9.95 to do away with the ads if they bother you that much.

Any document created with PDF995 can be viewed with the free Adobe reader.

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