There are many reasons to stamp your PDF eBooks, but the main one would be to protect your eBook from being shared. The WP PDF Stamper is a unique product. It allows you to dynamically stamp a PDF file with the customer’s details (e.g name, email, address etc.) in the footer. The PDF Stamper can be integrated with a 3rd party payment system or shopping cart (e.g WP eStore). The shopping cart will automatically provide the verified personal information of the customer from the payment gateway to the PDF Stamper which will be used for stamping the footer. This way the true personal details of the customer will be stamped on the PDF eBook as opposed to some fake details.
It is a proven fact that PDF eBooks stamped with personal information such as name, address, email address, phone number are less likely to be uploaded to file sharing sites. Would you upload a file that has your personal information to a file sharing site? Probably not!
Stamping a PDF file also allows you to track down the source of the shared file. If you come accross a shared file then you will be able to track down the person who shared it as the contact information of the original buyer will be stamped in the file.
Here is a quick list of some reasons why you may want to stamp your PDF eBook:
- Track the source of shared files
It all comes down to protecting your assets. Your eBook is your hard work and invested time, which you do not want to go to waste because some people decided to share your eBook on a file sharing site. When you do not protect your asset it’s a lot like leaving your back door unlocked when you go on vacation, anyone can come in and steal your property.
If this works (I haven’t tried it yet) I think it is a brilliant response to an issue I’ve been concerned about.
I take it then that the file needs to be sitting in a directory in PDF format (not as a zip file)? I was hoping to provide customers with a downloadable zipped version of their PDF.
Hi Bentley, Yes the PDF file will need to be unzipped for the file to be stamped.
I sell Golf books. This is a God Send my friend. Cheers!
Great idea! I really need it for my product. Thanks
If I password protect my .pdf’s before I upload them to be purchased will this feature still work if the .pdf is password protected not to print, or copy? I sell e-books and would love this feature to be added along with my already password protected books. Thanks,
Hi Mark, The PDF you want stamped needs to be upload as unprotected. However you can tell the PDF Stamper to include the security options you mention after it is done stamping the file. You can read more about this here (number 3): http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/wp-pdf-stamper/how-to-configure-the-settings-menu-68
Most of my “products” have 2 or 3 individual PDF files and I think need to be zipped together. Is there a way WP eStore can sell 3 files as one product, so I can have these PDFs stamped?
You don’t need to zip them. You can specify multiple files in eStore for one product and the PDF stamper will be able to stamp them all.