An electronic book, also referred to as an eBook or e-book, is an electronic text that is the equivalent of a conventional printed book. E-books are usually read on computers, cell phones or other hardware devices called e-book readers.

Many people write ebooks because they do not need to be manufactured so the cost of reproduction is zero. Also, ebooks tend to be sold for a higher price than a printed book so the profit margins in creating a successful ebook are huge.

The problem most people run into after they have written the book is security. After putting so much effort into writing an ebook, why place it on the web without security for anyone to read, reproduce and copy?

Ebook security can be handled in many different ways. The most popular way is using a PDF wrapper or Ebook compiler. This system takes the PDF and wraps it in an executable file that has a password and other security measures built into it. There can be huge problems with these files. First of all, executables cannot be ready by MAC users. Second of all, these wrappers require your customers to take multiple steps to read the book. These steps result in technical support phone calls and numerous inconveniences for your readers.

Therefore, Web Impakt recommends simply password-protecting the e-book directory and encrypting your payment and download links. We feel this will give your e-book enough protection from website bots and pirates while allowing your potential readers the convenience of opening and reading the e-book easily.

Here is a list of articles we found interesting during our quest to protect one of our clients ebooks: