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How to prevent ebook piracy from stealing your livelihood?

Is there a practical, effective way to prevent this IP theft? Yes. As someone who has pirated countless books, I might give you some insight into my frame of mind. There's a very simple way you can ...
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How to prevent ebook piracy from stealing your livelihood?

There is probably no stopping of file sharing in the modern world. But there is a chance we can make it cool to be backer and investor, sponsor and patron. Patreon, flattr, kickstarter, indiegogo ...
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What matters more when it comes to book covers? Is it ‘professional quality’ or relevancy?

It depends. Using Amazon's book store as an example: If your book is in an Amazon category that has very few books and the reader finds a poorly-done homemade cover that speaks to what they are ...
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What matters more when it comes to book covers? Is it ‘professional quality’ or relevancy?

Am I to believe that the person will move on and not check it out simply because it was clearly homemade? Yes, believe that. Of course, believe that on average, you will still get some percentage of ...
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How to prevent ebook piracy from stealing your livelihood?

If you want people to be honest, make it easy for them to do so. Eighteen years ago, there was a hugely popular computer program called "Napster". It let people share their music collections with ...
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How can you start writing multi-author collaborative book?

Outline the book so the work can be broken up and worked on in individual pieces. Use Google Docs with a shared folder (can be shared with specific Google users by user id) Those two things should ...
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What matters more when it comes to book covers? Is it ‘professional quality’ or relevancy?

There are two issues at play here, which I believe you are conflating. The first is the themes or "hook" which is conveyed by the imagery on the cover; the second is the professionalism of the cover. ...
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Increasing sales of my Kindle ebook

I can give you my personal experience. I wrote The Darkest Wand, Memoirs from Special Education, and Father Pimp. None of them are best sellers, but 2 made it to the top 50 list while on sale for free....
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Will people not want to download my book if it's put up on sale for free?

Klara, I share the same thought as you... When I personally see a book that is "free" I wonder why it is free. A person puts a lot of effort into things and to give it away freely would make me wonder ...
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How to prevent ebook piracy from stealing your livelihood?

As a blog author and publisher and open source programmer, I feel even more exposed to "IP theft". But "IP theft" does not exist for me when I write or publish program source codes, even though I ...
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Do you have to pay a fee for Web Content Accessibility (WCA) before Amazon accepts your ebook?

Business Correspondence with misspellings and punctuation errors are a red flag for a scam. Amazon recommends your e-book be accessible, but does not require it, according to their guidelines: To ...
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How to prevent ebook piracy from stealing your livelihood?

It is sad but true that without strict enforcement of anti-piracy laws, and in the absence of broad cultural perceptions that consider the act of acquiring and reading a pirated ebook as either ...
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Fees questions around self publishing ebook over Kindle

You can create the files for an e-book yourself. Amazon provides free software to help you do this. Kindle books are in HTML, the language of web pages, with some variations. So if you're familiar ...
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Can I self-publish a paperback through Amazon KDP, but make the e-book available elsewhere?

As stated on a similar question on Quora, you can publish in multiple places if you publish with KDP. If, however, you publish with KDP Select, as stated in the terms and conditions, you cannot ...
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How do I program a game for an ereader?

CYOA games require a method by which the reader's choice from a list of options changes the current page to an associated link. In most publishing platforms, this can be easily accomplished. Take a ...
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Dealing with Amazon Kindle where clueless behavior has been consistent

If you have or can get hold of a couple of pieces of software, one being Microsoft Word (any old version) and the other being Calibre (free to download here) then you can use the instructions on this ...
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What about pictures in a story book

Illustrated books for adults are not uncommon. Consider for example the illustrated Lord of the Rings or Stardust. In fact, illustrations might serve as an incentive for fans to buy an extra copy of a ...
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Writing a Non Fiction: Need to Format a Continuous Side Bar

While I haven't done exactly what you're doing, I've often needed to format two side-by-side sections that are in precise vertical positions. Formatting for two columns does not work well. It's okay ...
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How to add individual citations or copyrights to an eBook?

I would add a paragraph for each story under the story title, then separated from the story by a line or something like that. Like how many cookbooks do it. Sometimes they explain about the recipe, ...
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Payment questions around joint publishing ebook over Kindle

If the amounts are small, and the relations between you are friendly, I'd think the simple solution would just be to have the amounts deposited in one bank account or the other, and then periodically -...
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How to prevent ebook piracy from stealing your livelihood?

I've been giving this some thought, and while I don't have a complete answer to this problem here are my current thoughts as a fellow IP creator (different industry, same problem): Bear in mind that ...
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Writing a Non Fiction: Need to Format a Continuous Side Bar

You're working in the wrong programs. I haven't used LibreOffice, but Word is a word processing program. It's not a layout program. Write your stories in Word or whatever. Write them in two ...
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Standard Margins for 6x9 Size Book

When I was still in school I remember they had some outline for formatting books for our print department. For 6x9 I believe it was 0.5" for headers and footers, 0.7" mirrored margin on the top, ...
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How to prevent ebook piracy from stealing your livelihood?

Watermarking. This is common with high-priced (>$30) documents, such as building codes and scientific journal articles. The downloaded file will include "Purchased by [email protected]" in the footer ...
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How to prevent ebook piracy from stealing your livelihood?

Apparently the following section requires emphasis! :-) I do not endorse this solution, I do not USE this solution, I am a semi-retired professor in computer science that is aware of this product, I ...
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Increasing sales of my Kindle ebook

A lot depends on the type of ebook. Is it fiction or nonfiction? Is it the first novel or the serial? Genre or non-genre? The first thing I would stress is getting reviews. The affordable methods ...
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