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  1. I wonder if you could use a similar process to protect your intellectual property? Downloading code in a book verses online, with an ISBN and DRM attached? I have helped friends in other fields use publishing as a way to prove their work. For example, a song writer who published her songs as poetry with an ISBN. A designer published his side hustle drawings before taking a new assignment to be clear about work product and ownership. I don't know your field but would be happy to share anything I know if it's helpful. Publishing is about ownership, but delivery (distribution and sales) is not necessary to catalog intellectual property.😊
  2. In case you are curious - the reason I find it necessary to control access to excerpts and manuscripts is the ability of users to download and translate my content into other languages and sell it elsewhere. This is a big problem in publishing. Digital rights management for indie publishers is challenging, but this extra step makes it more difficult for others to take the content - especially when you label it as an excerpt or galley proof and assign an ISBN.
  3. Thank you, Paul. That makes sense about the discount and join link. Yes, the known issue of pdf's being able to be shared and downloaded. I am a former publisher, who now runs small writing and publishing groups. The challenge has always been this way with content. Last year I had issues with members joining and downloading content and leaving right away, so I decided to release the content each week and update the eBook as we move through the season or year. Book Funnel allows me to share the files with only those I designate. I don't do this with all of my content, but for workbooks, guides and nonfiction eBooks it is necessary. Thanks for answering me - I really do appreciate it! Kathy
  4. I have been on SS for several years, and tried the member area last year with a group. While it satisfied my need for a "protected content area" to connect my members to my new weekly content, it is far from secure. I solved that issue with BookFunnel and share chapters of books securely with members of my group. My question: I was tired of SS Member area's limitations and I tested another platform last month with a new group and members have already paid for the year. I want to move them back into SS member area now that I have a solution for content security. How do I get them into a new SS member area now? There has to be a way to bring them in with a clickable invitation link without requiring payment, right? I love the aesthetic of Squarespace, but this member feature requires me to add several things to make it work.
  5. Site URL: http://doclakshmi.online I am looking to improve (uncomplicated) a process for a consultant I support. Stripe is killing her on fees and currently we send invoices for events for international guests but that is becoming cumbersome. Is there a way to customize Scheduling to provide Wise (Transferwise) instructions instead of using Stripe for all eCommerce?
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