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Jack Davis

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Encryption
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 12:51 PM
 
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Does Kindle encrypt the books it sells in order to minimize outright theft and resale once the book is purchased?
cdalebrittain

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Re: Encryption
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 2:09 PM   in response to: Jack Davis in response to: Jack Davis
 
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Repost because of moderation. (It was the forbidden word.)

You can choose yourself whether to encrypt your books using Digital Rights Management (DRM). On the one hand, it's like locking the door--why leave it wide open? On the other hand, most people are honest, and a non-DRM book can, with the right software, be read on a Nook or Sony or Kobo reader, which a KDP book normally cannot be. It's up to you. But note that no encryption method is safe against dete*rmined thieves.
Notjohn

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Re: Encryption
Posted: Dec 24, 2017 3:39 AM   in response to: Jack Davis in response to: Jack Davis
 
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Most books delivered to the more modern devices are indeed encrypted because they are delivered in KFX format. That's true whether you opt for DRM or not.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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