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    books vs ebook

    what are the difference?
    which is more important?

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    you can't swat 'roaches with an ebook???

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    To copy a book takes time and is normally costly. To copy a ebook is simple and easy. But why not include a CD with every book, that way you get the best of both worlds.
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    all you said are right
    what's more?
    I think the attitude of the books' writer are much more careful and professinal, the ebook will be more relaxed.
    the content of the book will be more professional and worthy, the content of ebook will be more simple and easy to be a writer as an ebook author.

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    I need erasable e-books, which dissolve at a certain pre-agreed expiry date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tec0 View Post
    To copy a book takes time and is normally costly. To copy a ebook is simple and easy. But why not include a CD with every book, that way you get the best of both worlds.
    it's easy to have your own works on ebook, but not easy to have your own book published
    the publish fee decides the difference of ebook and book

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    Quote Originally Posted by desA View Post
    I need erasable e-books, which dissolve at a certain pre-agreed expiry date.
    Can you solve this Robinsonwang?
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    I'm not sure exactly what you means DesA but there are several proprietary e-book formats which allow DRM. You can prevent duplication and set limitations on the product such as the number of times it can be read or the length of time the e-book will open.

    Of course, where there's DRM there's also a way around it but it will work for the majority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyD View Post
    I'm not sure exactly what you means DesA but there are several proprietary e-book formats which allow DRM. You can prevent duplication and set limitations on the product such as the number of times it can be read or the length of time the e-book will open.

    Of course, where there's DRM there's also a way around it but it will work for the majority.
    Thanks so much AndyD. If you have further info on these, I'd be very interested.
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    Sorry desA, I have just been back to this thread whilst following up on old posts.

    You can make a layered pdf and use embedded java script to verify the user, time, views and so on. This would be the most flexible option but involves some coding.

    If you would rather go with something out of the box you could use any number of applications available.
    Here's one http://www.fileopen.com/
    or here's another http://www.a-pdf.com/faq/how-to-set-...piry-dates.htm
    And finally pastebin might also work for you http://pastebin.com/

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