I was hoping to be able to restrict the e-book to
use on 1 computer at a time or maybe 2. There are
programs around that protect a normal EXE file, such
as those used by shareware programs. But being
inexperienced in the e-book field, I have
some reservations about implementing such restrictions.
From a marketing standpoint, I believe the general
concensus would be to not take this path and to be a little more relaxed.
I read with some interest your response Steve, and can
see how this would work, especially where the un-installation is concerned. I would like to write the
book in word and then just print to the PDF engine.
This to me is the easiest way.
I have a program called
multimedia builder, which can read pdf files and is quite easy to use. It creates a exe file which can be protected by various means. In the help file they say
that it is not really suitable for large documents.
If I were to use this program would it be ok to create
the book in chapters, distributed individually?
Do most e-book compilers use html?
If this is the case It would take much longer to write & format the book.
I am open to further suggestions or comments as this
is to me a critical part of the project.