After several months working on your a course in miracles, you breathe a sigh of relief as you finish editing the last line. Finally, you click on the PDF converter, and within seconds, you have a formatted e-book.
Since you finished editing the sales page on your web site two weeks ago, there’s nothing to do but upload your e-book, and wait for the enormous earnings to roll in, right?
Even if your e-book is a promising as your ambitions for it, someone could still steal your profits the minute it goes online. The theft of digital products continues to skyrocket yearly. So, unless you securely protect your e-book distribution, those profits could sneak out the back door.
A Perfect World
Imagine if Mercedes Benz had someone steal their design plans. Afterwards, the thief packaged it as an e-book and showed how the average person could have one built by another company for only $1,500. Which company do you think most people would approach for a new Mercedes?
What if your local bank didn’t have any tellers or security guards, but left the money on tables, and placed posters on the walls asking customers to make their transactions honestly? Do you think your bank would be in business for long?
As silly as these examples might seem, many writers continue to lose hard earned money because they assume that by placing a copyright inside their e-books, it will deter theft. Or, they feel that most customers are sincere, and would automatically pay for their books.
Unfortunately, e-book theft is even rampant in countries that have tough copyright laws, and you can forget about those countries where copyright laws are either lax or nonexistent.
As writers, we need to protect our work from hackers, crackers and other Internet thieves. With the capacity to transfer files at the speed of thought through the Internet, it’s necessary to have a secure method in place to create and deliver your e-books.