eBooks are great for generating sales but are also vulnerable to being copied illegally by anyone. They are digital files after all, and it doesn’t really take that much to copy anything digital. In order to maximize your profit as a product owner however, you will need to secure your eBooks to avoid losing money to illegal duplications.
eBook management software/services with security options, protects your product from illegal copying. It will be extremely difficult and virtually impossible to track and control all the illegal use of your eBooks on the internet, without the use of a security-based eBook management software/service.
There are different levels of protection you may use on your eBooks. Some of these include password protection, copy protection, eBook encryption, disabled screen capture, printing and right clicks on eBooks, and locked pages.
Password Protection – Your eBook may be protected with a password to allow only people with access, to read it.
Copy Protection – You can prevent your eBook text from being copied or edited with this protection. You can also make it impossible for your readers to use more than one copy of your eBook at a time and restrict your eBook copy per user to one computer only.
Encryption – This allows you to encrypt your eBook content, that is, the codes, text and graphics. It produces unusable content for anyone advanced enough to extract your eBook content from its compiled form.