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Book is on sale, can I give it away via my website?

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Feb 1, 2013 9:58 AM



Trying here to be a bit of everything – editor, publisher, marketing, apprentice techie – and sometimes the brain slows down when asked to address an unexpected area.


So can I ask what may be a naive question: is it possible to give, free, an existing, paid-for, already-on-the-iBookstore book to a selected group via my website?


I have read helpful posts on how to do it and I think I can cope with that aspect.


It's the iBooks Author agreement that has me puzzled. I know I cannot sell the book in iBooks Author format except through the Store, and that's fine. What I want to do is offer the book, free, to a select group., while still seling it through the Store.


The selected recipients will need to download it in .ibooks format from my website, or use Dropbox, or whatever, and there will be a control method, and a cut-off date, to ensure that only they get this freebie .


Am I allowed to do this?


Many thanks for your help



MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iBooks Author 2, iOS 6.1


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