Tips to Safeguard EBook Piracy June 27, 2023

Guys, hold on to your screens because ebook writing Ebook publishing is booming like never before! With revenue forecast to top $17.04 billion in 2023, it’s clear we’re living in an era where digital reading reigns supreme.

But in the shadows of this literary revolution, there is a cunning villain lurking in the shadows — e-book piracy. Don, dun, dun!

Yes, ebook piracy is just stubbornly refusing to go down this road.It’s a thorn in the side of scribes, publishers, and author-publishers contentThey’re constantly finding new, cunning ways to snatch their precious literary creations without a twitch of guilt.

now we know what you’re thinking “What’s the big deal? Just some stolen e-books lying around.” Let us tell you, the consequences can be as dangerous as a pirate’s curse. Think lost sales, reduced revenue and a lot of frustration.

But fear not, brave publishers, we are coming to your rescue! We scoured the ocean of information, delved into the depths of the author’s experience, and triumphed with a treasure trove of knowledge.

We’ve rounded up some of the top actions you must take to defend your prized eBooks before they sail off into a vast ocean of readers.

So grab your trusty laptop and get ready to defend your literary treasures. We’re about to reveal the secrets to keep those thief’s thieves at bay and keep your eBooks safe and sound.

Our advice on protecting your eBooks from piracy

So, our fellow writers and publishers! We hear your distress calls about those pesky pirates after your precious ebook. But don’t worry, because we have the perfect anti-piracy plan to protect your literary treasures.

Avast, you landlubbers! Here are the best ways to protect your eBooks from those unscrupulous digital pirates:

  • Choose the correct file format

Yes, ebook file configuration wars. It’s like choosing the right weapon to fend off those pesky pirates. Not to worry, though, because we’ve got the inside scoop on choosing formats to protect your literary treasures.

When it comes to distribution, you have two main options: the major online retailers or your own website entry option to see which format makes those bootleggers shudder.

If your goal is to sell eBooks on channels like Amazon Kindle, you need to consider formats like AZW3, MOBI, and AZW

But hold your horses; while EPUB is the industry standard, the Amazon Kindle doesn’t support it. guess what? This is actually a good thing to combat e-book piracy. Why? Because of the extra effort required to convert the files to a consistent format, it might scare off the badass crooks. Ah, take it, you pirates!

Now, let’s sail from your portal to the land of self-publishing and selling ebooks. Here we need to be extra vigilant in our anti-piracy strategy.

That’s why your ideal choice is the eBook to PDF configuration. Yes, a trustworthy PDF is like a safe bulwark for your precious literary creations.

It funds data encryption, making it as impenetrable as a theft-proof treasure chest. That’s not all! PDF also allows you to personalize user access levels so you can control who gets to walk the board and who gets to enjoy the literary riches.

  • Restrict editing of eBooks.

Once you’ve converted your eBook to the powerful PDF format, it’s time to unleash the power of Adobe and its protection.

They may not guarantee complete protection against illegal distribution, but a cliché will make those villains think twice about destroying your intellectual property.

Now, let’s get down to business and find out a simple yet effective way to ban eBook editing. Here’s the recipe:

  • Convert your eBooks to beautiful PDFs, the preferred format for safe literary treasures.
  • Navigate to the Security tab from the Property Files discussion box like a true explorer looking for hidden treasure. It’s time to tighten those virtual shackles.
  • behold! Before your eyes, you’ll find an inviting little box that says “Limited Editing and Reproduction of Work”. Oh, the power you have.
  • Now, from the Security Methods drop-down menu, it’s time to unleash the restrictions you want on those daring pirates. Forbid them to copy your precious words and portraits, as if they were mere mortals unworthy of your literary talents.
  • Once you’ve adjusted the limits to perfection, hit the almighty “OK” button, and save your PDF.

That’s it! With the help of your digital wand and Adobe’s powerful tools, you limit the editing of ebooks and set those pirates down the path of frustration.

Your intellectual property will remain unharmed, guarded by the PDF fortress you’ve built with your own literary might. Shrewd, indeed…

  • Protect it with a PDF stamp.

This is another option for including PDFs. We’re diving into the world of stamping, and every page of your eBook becomes a safe treasure trove.

Just imagine: like wielding a mighty stamp, the Stamp feature lets you leave an indelible mark on every page of your PDF eBook.

Now, instead of any tokens, it’s the buyer’s email address! That’s right, their credentials will be printed at the bottom of each page, like a permanent reminder of their allegiance to your literary talents.

Why, you might ask, is putting your stamp on an email address such a genius move? Well, it’s very simple. By making buyers’ information visible to everyone, you can prevent your prized eBooks from being shared or resold elsewhere in the vast digital realm. No pirate wants his status to be flaunted like a banner of disgrace.

  • Password protect your eBook

Wait, we have another trick to combat the relentless scourge of e-book piracy. Get ready to embrace the power of password protection! It’s like a secret code that only the worthy can crack.

Picture this: a buyer buys your fancy eBook, and with a flick of your digital quill, you send them an email with your precious password.

By giving each buyer a unique code, you can ensure that only those who hold the sacred key can unlock your treasure trove of literary genius. Those cunning pirates have no chance.

Now, the twist made the pirates shudder. Convert each buyer’s password by using get-reference or some other clever method. It’s like the sand is constantly moving under their digital feet.

While it won’t stop your buyer from passing the password on to someone else, it will stop illegal downloads. This is exactly what you want, right?

  • eBook Copyright Protection

Let’s get this right – you’ve put your heart and soul into writing that perfect ebook, and you want the law to step in and protect your title, right?

Well, brace yourself for a disappointing reveal. Laws that automatically protect digital content aren’t exactly heroes in the copyright infringement fight. Talk about a plot twist!

Here’s the brutal truth: Without registering your eBook, you won’t be able to use the full force of the law to defend it. Yes, this may seem completely illogical, but that’s the rule of the copyright game.

But don’t worry, because this puzzle has an easy solution. To truly protect your literary treasure, you need to register your ebook and include a copyright page. It’s like raising the pirate flag of legal ownership and announcing to the world that your work is officially protected.

Yes, there is a fee between $35 and $55. But remember, good fruits come to those who wait. The process, which can take anywhere from six to 15 months, is like a slow voyage through unknown legal waters.

It might cost a few doubloons and some patience, but it’s a small price to pay for the peace of mind of keeping your literary creations safe from copyright infringement.

final words

All in all, selling ebooks on the internet can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it provides exposure and opportunities for success. On the other hand, it makes your work vulnerable to theft.

If you come across someone illegally distributing your eBook, please release Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice! It’s like calling in reinforcements and letting those infringers know you mean business.

So, hope that the power of copyright is with you in this fight against e-book piracy! May you navigate this digital environment nimbly and protect your eBooks from those who would try to take advantage of them.

Good luck, and may your eBooks be kept safe for the world to enjoy!

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About the Author:

Lou Martins is an author and entrepreneur with years of experience in “Amazon Book Publishing” and selling on Amazon. Writer by day, reader by night. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends because work-life balance is important.

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