Book Authors : How to Publish Copy Protected Books
Addmine provides all of the tools necessary for you to
publish your book using the most secure copy protection
and DRM. Here, you can upload your book for the server to
convert it to copy-protected format and list it in our
store, where site visitors can purchase it. Everything is
automated and all that you need is the original document
and a PayPal account to receive payments at the end of
Everyone is welcome to apply for author status. All that
is required is that the book be written in English and
that you have a PayPal account to receive monthly
payments. Currently, there are 2 book stores like this
one and they are both in English. Anyone interested in
partnering a protected book store in another language
establishing services dedicated to specific languages.
To become a contributing author, you first need
membership status on this website. Once you have
registered and validated your email, you should then be
able to log-in to complete the Agent Details
found in your Control Panel. Authors can act as
their own agent or act on behalf of other authors. As
the agent, you will be sole contact point for those
authors and receive commissions on books that you
* Commissions are reviewed for any month in the first
week of the new month and paid into your PayPal account
if the amount exceeds the minimum payment required and
the threshold that you may have nominated.
- Log-in and complete the Agent Details for
- See the new menu link for Agent and then
click on Agent Documents.
- Click Add New Document.
- Click Browse to select the document to
- Follow the onscreen instructions to nominate the
book title, author name, etc.
- From your Documents list, click Edit to
add the display info including price, etc.
- Now that you have that info saved, click Edit again
to add a book cover. All books must include a Book cover
image before being approved for public view in our
store. If you already have an image to use, then you can
upload that. Otherwise, you can use the Online Book Cover
Design tool provided on our website.
- Wait for our editor to review your submission and
check its correctness.
** If your document is not of the file format listed on
the upload page, then you will need to convert it to one
that is listed. For example, if you have an ePub file,
then you will need to convert it to Word or PDF before
you can upload it here. Otherwise, you can simply use an
original file in Word format.
Commissions paid on book sales are according to the rate
assigned by Addmine for "Book Sales" and are calculated as a
percentage of the author's nominated purchase price.
Commissions for online reading are calculated by a
similar formula. The author/owner of the book receives 80% of the revenue from book sales and online reading. Addmine retains only 20% as commission for providing the whole of this service free.
Copyright and Intellectual Property
If you are the owner or author of your book, have it copyrighted, so that the intellectual property of that book will always belong to you. By uploading your book to this website, you are not passing on any rights other than your permission to promote and sell that book on your behalf. Likewise, if you are the agent representing other authors, then the copyright of those books will always remain with those authors.
All original files uploaded to this website are
automatically deleted upon completion of the conversion
process that produces the copy-protected version of your
book. This version of your book is stored
ready for delivery and/or reading by paying persons
only. Such books can never be opened or displayed to
anyone who has not paid for the right to do so via this
Addmine's Rights to Promote and Sell Your Book
Authors can request that their book be removed from
publication at any time after 3 months from the date of
submission. This holdover period is to give Addmine a
chance to recoup any time that may have been spent on
correcting, editing or coaching an author to get their
For more information, see
About Copy Protection for eBooks