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Problems of adult ebook publishing.

 ğLooking for solutions to adult sales problems.
rommel103 Hello.

I need a solution for adult erotica titles. I currently use DTA which offers payments via esellerate.net from gateway inside the ebook. This is excellent for adult sales since the distribution can be from other locations other than a shopping cart.
Well now they are a US public company they did away with any adult title sales.
That leaves me in a predicament.

I need various things and this must be something I suspect many folk wishing to publish erotica will face so I hope to get some good ideas and suggestions please.

Erotica customers charge back and or refund more than non adult customers so being able to stop sharing and disable ebooks is highly desirable. If I ask "how can I get credit card processing" at non adult sites they will sing out "click bank"  which is not right for adult sales.

So what I think is needed is that I choose a complier that can pass affiliate, title, computer ID info etc through to a form made for each ebook and from that form a code is generated after purchase to unlock the ebook. Or a premade code is purchased to unlock the code. I dont like the idea of generating codes manually for customers after they have purchased and emailing since imediate gratification in adult sales equals less refunds and chargebacks.

Can somebody please offer advise on what is the best way to get these ideas above to work. The sad thing for me is that I went through months of testing to choose my current DRM ebook solution (DTA) only to get kicked in the teeth recently because of a policy change by folks that seem to have become "born again" all of a sudden.

If I could have the same system minus the moral tyranny I would be ecstatic however that's impossible.
So instead I'd like advise and or contact with anyone who could help me with contacts for compliers (maestropro I have found promising, webpacker also seemed great at first but I have had trouble with the ebooks produced as they behave on different machines etc.) web developers etc. that can help with integration of payments gateways and shopping carts/forms that understand or are at least sympathetic to adult venders and their need for largely in-house self managed solutions.

Inm a perfect world other folk here who have setup adult sales for ebooks would share there experiences and advice.

Kind regards

You may wish to email me if you prefer.

Posted on: 10:50 am on September 28, 2006
Storyman Hi Rommel,

Activ is designed to work with ClickBank's affiliate system. It has a thousand possible passwords, which does a good job of preventing file sharing.

HYPrLock is an add-on program that can be used with Activ and integrates with PayPal or ClickBank for payment processing.

As for capturing data about the user's system, I'm not aware of any system that will do that for you--that is beyond IP address, browser, OS, etc.

Since chargebacks is a main concern of yours you might want to consider using a payment processor other than CB or PP, then use a download protection system for digital goods. There is an e-commerce forum that discusses problems like yours. If you Google 'ecommerce forum' you shouln't have any problem finding it.

Posted on: 2:53 am on October 29, 2006
rlemire Hi Rommel;

The latest version of HYPrLock might have the solution you're looking for. It now has the ability to validate and password protect digital products immediately after download.

After a customer pays for your product ( with a link or shopping cart ) HYPrLock's digital rights management solution, asks for their e-mail address. Then HYPrLock sends the customer a download link. After the customer downloads his software, HYPrLock validates his purchase with your web site and instantly issues him a unique password.

HYPrLock keeps a record of all downloads including IP address, email address, product ID and the date. Secondary customers who try to "share" your software will be requested to purchase their own password. HYPrLock also comes with it's own Instant Refund Disabling feature.

Ron Lemire

Posted on: 8:01 am on March 10, 2007


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