Selling books online is precarious business when considering how
easily your effort can be exploited. For example, most think
that the best plan is to maximize sales potential by selling
through the "big" online outlets. Unfortunately those outlets
prefer cheap publications and offer no protection from
unauthorized distribution. Also, it may not be easy to find your
book in their listings and at best a search may yield hundreds
of closely related titles before getting to yours.
Sell Protected Books & Protect Your Livelihood
Some online book merchants talk about "protection" but it only
refers to withholding delivery/download until the book is paid
for. Unfortunately this is not protection from copy or
unauthorized distribution as the user can copy its contents and
also forward that book onto anyone else who in turn can also
copy and redistribute. At the end of the day one will be able to
search online and find your book for free so the only
alternative, if you want to preserve your livelihood and the
effort that went into publishing your book, is to properly
protect your book so that it cannot be copied or forwarded.
If your book is worthless and you are content in getting
anything for it, then by all means sell through the big outlets.
But if your book is more expensive and intended to be
"exclusive" then you should consider proper book protection.
ArtistScope DRM provides the most secure protection and is used
by these services:
The Addmine Ebook Store and Online Library
Addmine Ebook Store
provides an all-in-one solution for book sales and online reading. Authors
can upload their books, create book cover designs and
build presentation pages from an online control
panel. It costs nothing to use this service and it is an
excellent opportunity for new authors to start publishing
protected books. All one needs is a PayPal account to receive
payments at the end of the month.
There are many options available today for protecting eBook distributions, most
of which can be exploited easily by people who know how. All it takes is a web
search on "how to remove DRM from eBooks".
The CopySafe eBook Store
Ebook Store provides an all-in-one solution for protected
books and documents. Authors can upload their books and
documents, create book cover designs and presentation pages from
their online control panel. This service provides DRM control
over all aspects of a book subscription including access rights,
protection settings and user groups. This service is free to use
but is limited to authors who have purchased a license for
CopySafe PDF. Books and documents managed by this service can be
sold from any other book store or shopping cart making it ideal
for already established authors and agents. The DRM services
provided here are also ideal for corporate and educational
The ResearchClass Ebook Store and Online Library
The ResearchClass Book
Store provides an all-in-one solution for book sales and
online reading for academic research. Authors can upload and
create presentation pages and book cover designs using online
tools available from their control panel which also provides
account management and statistics on sales and usage.
ResearchClass especially caters for the 100+ educational
facilities in Nigeria but it iWhat ArtistScope DRM Offers for Online Publisihing o how can authors protect their livelihood and sell with confidence that their
eBooks will not be distributed to thousands of people through a share
network and deprive them of their income and livelihood? Well the solution is
easy and it begins with using a secure document protection solution that really
does protect eBooks from copy and also protects them from unauthorized
What ArtistScope DRM Offers for Online Publishing
DRM provides the most secure document protection on the
planet, enabling online book stores to properly protect the
livelihood of their contributing authors:
- Document conversion of uploads to copy protected format.
- Options for copy protection from all methods including screen
- Options for print prevention and/or limitation of the number of prints allowed.
- Options for setting expiration by calendar date or
days/hours from first use.
- Total control over access rights with immediate effect even
on downloaded files.
- Provide custom invoicing with download instructions for online delivery.
- Full statistics and tracking of sales and document usage.
Online Tools for Book Stores
When using ArtistScope DRM as your backend you don't need to
customize a shopping cart solution as one can be added that is
already integrated with your DRM:
These extras can be purchased for inclusion and managed from
your DRM control panel. For more information you can explore the
- Conversion for Microsoft Word, Publisher or PDF originals.
- Shopping cart and sales management.
- Online reading and billing by time used.
- Online book cover design tool.