eBook authors eBook Software - create and publish your own ebooks
Create your own eBooks
Learn How To Create, Publish & Market E-Books
E-Book Creation Software
Add sophisticated multimedia to your E-Books
Create E-Book covers in minutes
E-Book Marketing & Promotion made easy
Search engine for E-Books
Interviews with eBook authors
Tools for building better eBooks
Archived Message:

Trying to decide

 ťAsking for help with experience
Magus75 Hi all

I've been evaluating all sorts of eBook compilers. I've kind of narrowed my choices down to two or three. I know this forum is intended for users of Activ E-Book Compiler, but would like some honest feedback from users who have tried both products I'll mention.

My current "short list" is this:

* Activ E-Book Compiler
* E-Book Gold 3.1

As far as price goes, Activ E-Book Compiler wins hands down. No comparison and end of story.

I'd be lying if I didn't admit that the interface and features of the E-Book Gold weren't attractive. But I really like the ability of Activ E-Book to change and prompt for a new password if copied.

So for anyone that has used both products, which did you prefer? Why?

Cheers... Rick

Posted on: 7:09 pm on January 20, 2008
rlemire Rick;

There are many different eBook compilers and it's difficult to get past the online hype, but sometimes you need to move beyond the obvious and look a little deeper. Activ E-Book has one feature that no other eBook compiler has. It's called Activ Script, a built in scripting language.

Why is this important? Activ Script gives eBook authors the ability to directly interact with a customers computer such as reading and writing files. For example you could keep track of test scores, or other customer choices made right in your eBook. With scripting "know how" you can even create standalone "exe" computer programs not just eBooks.

Of more importance to many Activ E-Book authors though, is the ability to use my HYPrLock Security software (requires Activ E-Book). HYPrLock has an Automatic Payment System that allows you to instantly issue a password after a customer purchase (without sending e-mails). The HYPrLock distribution system has a built-in ordering system for PayPal and ClickBank and the ability to sell your product with "BuyNow" buttons or "eBay" and automatically issue a password after your product is downloaded. HYPrLock can also instantly lock the eBook if a customer asks for a refund.

If you want to distribute PDF documents in your eBook, HYPrLock has a proprietary PDF security system called HYPrPDF that uses invisible PDF passwords. HYPrLock is the only security system that can prevent PDF hacking.

The HYPrLock Security system doesn't use an online database, tracking system or charge a hefty monthly fee. It's modest one time purchase allows you to provide exceptional security for an unlimited number of eBooks.


Posted on: 6:19 pm on January 25, 2008
cardenwar I am looking for commercial ebook software and am as green as a leaf! I have downloaded the free version of Activ E-Book, but it is all GREEK to me. I am not a tech person. Is there anything out there that is for ebook dummies?

I would like to have my book on my website by July for sale as I have people asking me when/where is your book...

tahnk you for any help and pleae feel free to e-mail me. Thank you,


Posted on: 8:46 am on June 29, 2008
Magus75 Hi Carrie

I eventually made a choice on my software. Have you just downloaded the eval or did you buy the software? You said for us to feel free to email you, but from what I see there is no email address for us to use.

If you would like to converse offline, my email is rstone75 (at) kc (dot) rr (dot) com.

I'll be happy to share with you what I can to help you get started. I've been selling some eBooks off a site now for a few months and so far so good. My site is intended for a very focused audience, but maybe you can get a feel for things by looking it over.http://www.gooberguides.com

Cheers... Rick

Posted on: 2:39 pm on June 29, 2008
cardenwar Hi Rick:

Thank you for responding. I replied via e-mail.


Posted on: 11:32 pm on June 30, 2008


List All Archived Forums

Copyright © 2000-2021, Answers 2000 Limited.

With any business, it is up to the individual owner of said business to ensure the success of the business. You may make more or less than any sample figures or results that might be quoted on our web sites or other publications. All business involves risk, and many businesses do not succeed. Further, Answers 2000 Limited does NOT represent that any particular individual or business is typical, or that any results or experiences achieved by any particular individual/business is necessarily typical.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.

Contact Us    About and Terms Of Use    Privacy    Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures