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Activ E-Book Compiler is a true bargain! I was amazed at how easy it was to use and the extra password protection and ESBN features are worth the price many times over...

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Frequently Asked Questions - And Answers

Many of the most common questions we get are answered below. For additional information and tutorials on E-Book publishing, you can also visit the following sites. Alternatively please feel free to contact us.


General E-Book Questions

What is an E-Book ?

E-Book is short for Electronic Book - basically a book delivered in an electronic format (on a computer).

Different people talking about E-Books in many situations - for example Electronic Books that are designed to be read on a handheld computer.

When we talk about our E-Book in the context of Activ E-Book Compiler (which is our software), we always mean E-Books designed to run on PC's which run the Microsoft Windows operating system.

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What kind of E-Books do people buy ?

The simplest answer is almost any kind. With hundreds of millions people online, there are people interested in many different kinds of subjet matter.

The single most important tip is to write about what you know about.

The second most important tip is to write a subject which interests you, and that you enjoy writing about. Your readers will be able to tell.

Do not make the mistake of thinking your E-Book must be about Making Money or Internet Marketing - people are interested in many other things besides.

You may find it easier to sell an E-Book that will be of interest to a general audience, rather than the small proportion who are Internet Entrepeneurs:
  • What makes your E-Book valuable is that it provides information that people can not easily get elsewhere.

  • The more exclusive and useful the information, the chances are, the more you can sell it for. High quality professional reports, based on detailed research are far more valuable (per copy) than general interest or fun e-books.

  • Many of the most popular E-Books are "How To" guides or Reference Manuals.
You can find a directory of many information products and e-books at our web site EBookJungle.com.

(And if you create your own e-book, you can submit it there for free too)

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What is and How Do I Get... An E-Book Cover

An E-Book Cover is an image that looks like a picture of a book. The coolest ones look like they are 3D and can have shadows or reflections.

Many people like to have Covers for their eBooks because:
  • They can use them in advertising materials or on their web site
  • They can use the image on the first page of their actual E-Book
  • They can use the cover images to make a better impression on potential customers
To make your own E-Book Covers, please visit our web site CoverFactory.com.

CoverFactory, offers a FREE trial version. It creates fantastic cover images even if you are not an artist. It's very easy to use. And the covers that you create can be used in E-Books, web sites and more. Go on, check out CoverFactory.com.

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How do I accept payment for my E-Books ?

You can ask people to send you a check or money order, or use bank wire transfer...

...But the most powerful way to make sales on the Internet is to accept credit cards. If you don't accept credit cards you could be losing 90% or more of your potential customers. In the bad old days of the Internet, accepting credit cards required professional web hosting (expensive), a special arrangement with your bank and more - but now it's easy:
  • You can use a turnkey payment processing or sales service. They will do all the hard technical stuff for you, and mail you checks for your sales. We recommend ClickBank. We've been working with them for many years without even the slightest hint of a problem.
  • You can get a merchant account. This can be more expensive to setup - but still within reach of most businesses. If you're interested in this option, we recommend you visit MerchantKit.com
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Questions about using Activ E-Book Compiler



What is the Activ E-Book Compiler ?

Activ E-Book Compiler is a tool for creating E-Books ("Electronic Books").

The program converts a directory of HTML files into a self-contained Windows Executable program that you can easily distribute. The Windows program that is created is the E-Book.

The Windows Executable program will work on any machine with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista, that also has Internet Explorer 4 or later installed.

The author of the E-Book may also take advantage of special program features such as Password Protection (prevents users from accessing part or all of the E-Book until they enter a password).

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Is the program hard to use ?

Activ E-Book Compiler is a very simple and straightforward program with an intuitive Windows based user interface. It comes with full instructions explaining exactly how to create your own E-Books.

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Do I need to be an Internet expert to use Activ E-Book Compiler ?

No, absolutely not.

Anybody who can use a PC and can create web pages (or use a word processor which has a Save As HTML option), can create their own E-Books.

You do not need to an Internet expert or web design guru.

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Are there any special requirements for how I create my HTML files ?

Activ E-Book Compiler supports all the main Internet Explorer's web browser features. You may use the exact the same HTML, graphics, and so on that you would use if designing your home page.

All the files that make your E-Book should be placed in a single directory, and you use should use relative links, like <A HREF=file.html> or <IMG SRC=graphic.gif>, between your pages and to your image files.

It is also important to remember that when most people view your E-Book they will probably not be connected to the Internet. Therefore we recommend any links to external web sites or graphics are opened in a new window (these will then open in Internet Explorer automatically, and give the user a chance to connect to the Internet) by using TARGET=_blank, as in <A HREF=http://www.somesite.com TARGET=_blank>.

You should also remember that there are some differences between how HTML files work on your local disk (when used in an E-Book) as compared to how those same files work when used on your web site:
  • File names on your local disk are not case sensitive - whereas on most web hosts, file names are case sensitive. Thus page1.html and Page1.html might be different files on your web site, but they shouldn't be in your E-Book.
  • Depending on your web host, you may have server-side technologies such as CGI, ASP, PHP3 or SSI available when developing your web site. These technologies should not be used in your E-Book, as users will not be connected to your web site when viewing their E-Book.
  • There are a few differences in the way cookies and JavaScripts are handled when looking at local files as compared to viewing a web site. If you use JavaScript or cookies in your pages - we recommend you perform extra testing to avoid any problems.
  • Some web plug-ins may be designed to only operate in an Internet environment (and not when viewing content that is already on a user's computer). Other web plug-ins may require special setting of parameters etc. to work with local files.
The best way to avoid problems is simply to test your E-Books thoroughly before distributing them. It is very unlikely you will have any problems with Activ E-Book Compiler, but if you make a mistake in your HTML you do not want to be distributing E-Books containing these mistakes.

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E-Book Marketing Questions

Where can I get information about selling E-Books ?

Our site, EBookApprentice.com, contains a general tutorial on creating and publishing e-books. The main page also contains links to other web sites that have tutorials.

Please note: You must Register your copy of Activ E-Book Compiler if you want to sell the E-Books you create with it.

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How can I use free E-Books to get traffic to my web site ?

Giving away free E-Books can be used to drive visitors to your web site.

Here are just a few ideas:-
  • Create free E-Books containing links to your web site
  • Encourage people to give away your E-Book: your own viral marketing system
  • Ask people to sign-up to your free e-mail newsletter before they download your E-Book
  • Password protect parts of your E-Book. Ask people to sign-up to your free e-mail newsletter before you give them the password.
  • List your E-Book in E-Book Directories, and shareware and freeware directories.
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Where can I create a web site to promote my E-Book ?

There are literally dozens of companies offering free and paid web hosting for web sites. Some free hosts may add unwanted banners or annoying pop-ups to your site, and you won't have a particularly memorable URL. With paid hosting you normally get your own domain name (www.yoursite.com), and usually much better technical support.

If you are looking for a web host, we recommend that you visit, WebHostingPicks.com or HostingCavern.com both which contain links to a wide range of web hosts to choose from.

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How can I get other sites to link to me ?

Once you have your own product you can draw traffic by getting other sites to link to you - in return for a percentage commission of sales they help you make - known as an "affiliate program"

If lots of sites link to you, it should increase your traffic and sales.

There are many ways to setup and run an affiliate program. Here are some ideas:
  • If you use ClickBank as your means of accepting payment by credit card - you can setup your own affiliate program at no extra cost. They deal with tracking and issuing payments to your affiliate.
  • Click here for a more detailed guide to setting up your affiliate program. It's easier than you might think!
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Where can I get marketing help ?

There are tons of great places on the Internet where you can get marketing help.

Here are some sites to look at: Please check our Links Page for even more sources of help.

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Questions about paying for Activ E-Book Compiler

How much does the Activ E-Book Compiler cost ?

You may download and use a fully working version for absolutely free.

You only need to pay if you like the program and want access to the additional features of the Registered version.

The registration fee, if paid online, is just $49.95* (Sales Tax or VAT may also apply)
  • Sales Tax applies to purchases made by residents of some US states, territories, districts and possessions (including, but not limited to, the residents of the State of New York).
  • Value Added Tax ("VAT") is applicable to purchases made by residents of European Union countries, and (if applicable) is charged at the appropriate national rate for that country.
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What are the benefits of Registering ?

The following chart illustrates what's available in each version (this chart applies to version 4.22, features and benefits may vary in other in versions):

 Free VersionAfter you Register
 
 Create E-Books

 Sell your E-Books

 Max files per E-Book

 Password protect pages

 Cover Page

 Disable Printing

 Disable Copy

 About Page



 License Restrictions
 
 
Yes

No

251

Yes

Added Automatically

No

No

Copyright Info
'Useful Links' Advertising
 

Restricted3
 
 
Yes

Yes

Unlimited2

Yes

Your Own Page

Yes

Yes

Copyright Info
or Disabled
or Your Own Page

Unrestricted
 
1Trial version of 4.22 and later has a 25 file limit, previous trial versions were limited to 10 files.
2Limited only by computer memory and disk space.
3You may not create E-Books about or linking to topics relating to, (even for educational purposes): nudity, sexual themes, graphic violence, SPAM/bulk e-mail, pyramid schemes, illegal activities, instructions on performing illegal activities, alcohol, tobacco or other kinds of substance abuse, foul language, gambling, material that violates copyrights, warez, hacker/phreaker material, MP3 files (whether legal or not), material that attempts to defraud internet advertisers, material that encourages hatred or discrimination based on race, religion, sex, or sexual-orientation.

There are no license restrictions on the Registered version of Activ E-Book, which means we do not impose any restrictions on what kind of E-Books you create. However you are still responsible for complying with any applicable local, state, federal, national or international laws, and we strongly advise you to be responsible with regards to both the types of E-Books you create, and your marketing methods.

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How do I Register ?

Please download and try Activ E-Book Compiler before deciding if you wish to Register. Make sure it works on your system, and you can successfully create and view E-Books.

We do not want you to pay a single cent unless and until, you're absolutely clear what the software does, how to use it, and that you can make it work the way you want it to.

When you are ready to register, start the Activ E-Book Compiler, click on "Register" which is on the "Options" menu, and follow the instructions on this page.

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Is my credit card secure ?

Absolutely. We sell our product via CLICKBANK.COM who provide rock-solid, totally safe, and totally secure credit card payment facilities. (technically, if you purchase online, you are purchasing from CLICKBANK and their name appears on your bill, however we support you and the product)

ClickBank processes thousands of credit card transactions every single day and for absolute security and privacy, never store your credit card number on their servers - all credit card information is sent directly to the banking network at the moment of sale.

If you have any questions about a purchase, or the security of a purchase, you can contact ClickBank - their web site is www.clickbank.com

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What if I have problems paying ?

It is extremely unlikely you will have any problems paying, but if you do, your first point of contact should be our company.

Our full contact details are show at http://www.ebookcompiler.com/contact.html

Note: We are a small company, so can not attend telephones at all times. For quickest response, please e-mail us.

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