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Is it possible to self-publish ebooks with DRM?

If you are only selling through your own web store, I suggest looking into 'social DRM' - that is, adding information to each individually sold ebook that identifies the purchaser. There are some ...
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How to tell if a book from Kobo Store has DRM?

If you look at the bottom of the page you linked: http://store.kobobooks.com/it-IT/ebook/tutto-sherlock-holmes you'll see: As you can see, this book is listed as "Senza DRM" (DRM-Free on the ...
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What kinds of DRM are used in eBooks? Is it possible to purchase DRM free eBooks?

Here are just a few sources of DRM-free ebooks (in alphabetical order): Baen Bokus (Swedish) DriveThru Note the associated sites for comics, RPGs, etc. Gutenberg Available in other languages, e.g. ...
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DRM free book shop

There are actually lots of sources for books that are DRM-free. Some provide free books (i.e. books that you do not have to pay for), and others are just publishers who choose to sell books without ...
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DRM free book shop

imore.com suggests: Lulu Smashwords Leanpub I hope this helps you 🙂
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Can Kobo's drm be removed from their ebooks?

Yes, it can be done. But it's not exactly simple. You start by installing the Adobe Digital Editions for PC program on your computer and downloading the "Adobe DRM Epub" to your computer, which ...
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Are ebooks licensed only to a certain email address?

I do disagree with idiotprogrammer's answer because this question does dive into DRM which plays a large part in ebooks. You could try changing the authorization of your Adobe Digital Editions ...
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Can I transfer my Purchased Nook library to Kindle or other Service?

Some authors and publishers require their books to be sold DRM free. Those books you can use on other reading platforms. Nook uses the ePub format which is used by just about everyone - Amazon being ...
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How widely used is Social DRM?

Most of my experience with social DRM has been through smaller tech publishers like The Pragmatic Bookshelf, where they embed the purchaser's name into the title of the book, like <dc:title>...
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DRM free book shop

Ebooks.com has plenty in their DRM-free section. You can also filter your searches by DRM-free content.
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Create a DRM Compatible reader?

Amazon and Apple have their own DRM schemes and you won't be able to create an ereader that opens books from their stores. But most others use Adobe DRM, and you can license Adobe's Reader Mobile SDK ...
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Is it possible to self-publish ebooks with DRM?

Allow me to offer a more modern answer from the perspective of a programmer. To answer your question, solutions may exist, but it's often a cost with no return. DRM is intrinsically useless. It ...
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Are Tor Ebooks DRM Free?

I have purchased several Tor books on Google Play that are DRM-free and they work perfectly. Before buying, look for the "This content is DRM free" label in the book details. Then, after purchase, ...
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How widely used is Social DRM?

In Italy small publishers tend to use Social DRM - when I published for 40k, for example, my book was sold with a page stating the name of the person who bought it (or in case of a gift, the person ...
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Are ebooks licensed only to a certain email address?

Let me say that I have no idea what the answer to your question is. So what follows is my best guess based on a hunch. First, it's ridiculous to think that a DRMed ebook is tied to an email. Instead,...
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How to confirm if ePub is DRM'ed ? Kobo Aura HD possibly refusing to read DRM-free ePub

I have a different type of Kobo (Glo HD), and no knowledge of DRM implementation for ePub, though I would expect that a variety of distinct DRM techniques can be used on ePub files. I would however ...
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How can I verify that the statistics provided by an DIY publisher are accurate?

As with so many things in life you cannot be 100% sure. That is somewhat more true for digital distribution, as there is no way to check e.g. that a company bought paper for 1000 books and said it ...
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Are ebooks on Google Play always encumbered with DRM?

Google Play does supply non DRMed books. I have bought ebooks from Google Play published by Baen who have never had DRM and I can downloaded them as .epub with no DRM. It is up to the publisher and ...
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Are DRM location sensitive?

tl;dr This depends on what you mean by DRM, but generally the answer is no. Overview DRM can mean a lot of things, but it's basically a combination of software, file formats, and, in somewhat rare ...
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Get error when I try to upload book to kindle

First, what type of Kindle do you have? Do you have e-ink device or a Kindle tablet (i.e, Kindle Fire)? If you have a Kindle tablet, then I recommend that you view the file with a PDF reader app ...
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DRM free book shop

Baen Books and Tor publish without DRM.
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If you purchased this item from Amazon, delete the item and download it from the Cloud

Most likely you downloaded a partial file or it was corrupted somehow. Just delete it from your device and try again. (Alternatively, remove it by going to Manage Your Content and Devices. Don't ...
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If you purchased this item from Amazon, delete the item and download it from the Cloud

I had the same problem. I contacted Amazon to solve it. The problem was a software update. Apparently, my kindle did not update vis wifi, so I updated it via manually via their website.
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transfer ebooks protected by DRM to a new device -- how?

It probably would help to know which company's DRM you are talking about. First, with Adobe ID, there are ways to retrieve the password or even the ID if you have the correct email associated with ...
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How do I download DRM-free books from Amazon?

My recent experience with Amazon is that they add DRM to their books, even when the publisher doesn't require it. I bought a DRM free book (published by Tor) from Amazon. I executed the following (...
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E_ADEPT_DOCUMENT_TYPE_UNKNOWN error in fulfilling a .acsm file

It happened to me with an .acsm file, but from a different store (it was Kobo); I managed to resolve this problem by downloading the file again, and Adobe Digital Editions was able to import it. I don'...
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Is there any way to remove DRM from DAISY ebooks?

I have no idea on how to solve the general problem of DRM removal. Depending on where you live, it may actually be very much against the law. Furthermore, as I said in a comment, DAISY books come in ...
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Get error when I try to upload book to kindle

As far as I can tell (my Italian is mostly restricted to things you need to know to understand training instructions), you cannot send PDF files, but only the indicated formats (.doc, .docx, .rtf, ....
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Get error when I try to upload book to kindle

Converting an EPUB book to a PDF file is usually a bad idea, unless you want to print the book. Install Calibre, add the EPUB, remove the DRM, convert it to an AZW3 book and have Calibre send the ...
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