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Offline zzkiel

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What do I do with products without Authors Name?
« on: June 08, 2017, 04:11:16 AM »
Hi, I am new here and love everything.

I am looking to launch an eBook sale site. I was hoping to get products here. I have seen a lot, but I have a small problem:

Most of the products - ebooks don't have authors name on the book cover or about the author page. The standard is that books being sold should have the authors name boldly written on the cover.

Now how do I go about reselling those books without the authors name written on the cover. Am I permitted to redesign the cover by adding a pen name to it?

This is what has being keeping me from deciding on using the products. Is there a work around this?

Thanks in advance!



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Re: What do I do with products without Authors Name?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 08:18:30 AM »
Congratulation on your plan to have an Ebook Sales Site.

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Now how do I go about reselling those books without the authors name written on the cover.

It's not a requirement to have an author's name on a cover. You can sell these as is if you want.  If you are using a product that comes with private label rights you should have the right to edit the cover or delete the cover all together.   

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Am I permitted to redesign the cover by adding a pen name to it?

Only if the product has private label rights it usually allows you to edit the product including the cover.

Something to think about.  If you are plan on selling Private Label Rights (PLR) to your ebooks you do not want to have any author's name on the book cover.

This is all based on if you are working with a product that offers Private Label Rights (PLR).  If the ebook has any other type of rights usually you dont get the source files do you cant edit anything..including the cover.

I hope this helps.

Jerome

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Re: What do I do with products without Authors Name?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 09:06:57 AM »
Thanks a lot for your swift reply.

Please still bear in mind I am just some hours old here and have some catching up to do. So with that said, just a quickie:

Can you in simple terms describe a product that offers you a PLR. I know you said the source files won't be included, is that the case for all?

Secondly, some of the products I have seen don't spell it out directly that you have PLR, so how do I decode this from the license file attached.

Thirdly, I don't want to showcase any eBook cover on my site in 3D format. I am using the amazon style where the book cover is flat (front end facing you) and able to pick up all the book details.

Most of the book cover here are in 3D, how do I change that to suit my site layout purpose? Does MRR and RR affect this also even though I do not intend to edit the book content? Any recommendation on any resource tool to use?

A lot of questions.... So sorry but..

Thanks for your patience and swift answer.

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Re: What do I do with products without Authors Name?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 09:32:57 AM »
Sorry, I am at it again.... trying to avoid litigation's arising from not fully understanding licenses and the terminology used in drafting them.

In book folder, I saw the following in the licence file:

Yes can be sold 
Yes can sell resale rights or master resell rights
You can add the product into your product bundle or package
Yes can be added to a paid membership site
You CAN give the product away for FREE

You CANNOT offer the product as a bonus to another product you are selling. However, you can offer other bonuses to this product when selling
You CANNOT sell the product on auction sites such as eBay.com
You CANNOT use nor sell this product in a dime sale event, under any circumstances at all. An event that constitutes a dime sale is one whereby the product starts selling at a very low price and increases every dime after a certain time frame or with every purchase using the dime sale script

QUESTION 1:
Is this a PLR license?
Does it give me the right to edit the cover and contents?


In other folders, I saw some license files labelled as

License.txt
MRR.txt
RellRights.txt

I understand the last two. They are very direct, but the first one "License.txt" is the one that houses the above licence content I highlighted above.

QUESTION:
Is that how PLR licence files are labelled?

I have read some of your documentations on this issue and all still point to source files being present. I still feel this is not enough to point people to what is PLR, MRR and RR licences. There should be a definitive and professional way (something programmers call "fool proof" system) of describing and naming licenses so that from a direct view of the file name, one would know first hand what license it contains.

Thanks once again for your patience and time to read this voluminous words
Awaiting speedy response

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Re: What do I do with products without Authors Name?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 11:07:55 AM »
Please read this post in order to get a better understanding of what the various rights are:
http://resell-rights-weekly.com/forum/makingmoneywithplr/my-take-on-the-different-'rights'-available/msg57480/#msg57480

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Can you in simple terms describe a product that offers you a PLR. I know you said the source files won't be included, is that the case for all?

If a product offers PLR you WILL get the source files.

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Secondly, some of the products I have seen don't spell it out directly that you have PLR, so how do I decode this from the license file attached.

The included license with a product tells you what you can and cant do.  If you dont understand the license then you need to contact the product owner for clarification.

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Thirdly, I don't want to showcase any eBook cover on my site in 3D format. I am using the amazon style where the book cover is flat (front end facing you) and able to pick up all the book details.

Most of the book cover here are in 3D, how do I change that to suit my site layout purpose? Does MRR and RR affect this also even though I do not intend to edit the book content? Any recommendation on any resource tool to use?

If you are referring to the images on the salespage that are included with a product you can change those unless the license prevents you. 

If you are referring to the graphics inside an ebook, unless you have plr to the product you cant edit anything.  Which means if you only MRR, RR, GR or PUO you cant alter/edit the ebook.

If you want to create your own ecovers you can try this software from the membership:

eCover Creator
Product Rights: Personal Use   
Added on: 05/09/2016   

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QUESTION 1:
Is this a PLR license?
Does it give me the right to edit the cover and contents?

It would help if you gave me the name of the product.  At a glance of what you have posted I would say that is probably a MRR product so you wouldnt be able to edit anything before they probably wouldnt include the source files.

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QUESTION:
Is that how PLR licence files are labelled?

I have read some of your documentations on this issue and all still point to source files being present. I still feel this is not enough to point people to what is PLR, MRR and RR licences. There should be a definitive and professional way (something programmers call "fool proof" system) of describing and naming licenses so that from a direct view of the file name, one would know first hand what license it contains.

As I said in my previous response this is probably a MRR product not a PLR.  If you dont have source files...means a document or text file that you can edit you dont have a PLR product.  Please read the information in the link I provided at the top of this post.   

Understand this a product creator can put whatever they want in their license.  Every PLR, MRR, GR or PUO license is the not the same. 

I hope this helps.

Jerome



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Re: What do I do with products without Authors Name?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 10:10:02 PM »
Hi  zzkiel

 :welcome: to the RRW forum

Jim