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Gift Cards for LULU ebooks

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by Stephen_NY on ‎10-18-2012 01:02

At present the format for DRM protected ebooks published via LULU makes it very difficult to give such an ebook as a gift. Please could LULU consider a gifting method.

Status: Filed
Hi Stephen_NY - unfortunately, applying DRM to your eBook makes it impossible to offer it for free since there is a price that must be paid to Adobe for using their DRM technology. However, you may consider creating a non-DRM protected version that is set to Direct Access. Projects in this status are not returned in product searches and can only be accessed by users who have the specific URL provided by you. Although you will be allowing these users to download an unprotected version of your eBook, I am guessing you would only be providing this URL to people you trust not to republish the book on other sites or to provide free copies to their friends.
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