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Ken Leek from San Diego is reading 'Tis by Frank McCourt August 1, 2012 - 10:23am

Do you bother encrypting pdf and .mobi files before sending them for review?

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs August 1, 2012 - 12:13pm

No. And I'm pretty sure it's impossible to do.

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Ken Leek from San Diego is reading 'Tis by Frank McCourt August 1, 2012 - 1:10pm

Cool. I'm pretty sure you can with pdfs if you have Acrobat Pro but if it's not common to do so then I can save myself, and the reviewer a pain in the ass, and just send it out.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated August 1, 2012 - 11:22pm

You CAN with a zip program like IZArc. It seems silly, people will get sick of you doing it, but it can be done. Also they'll need the password.

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Gordon Highland from Kansas City is reading Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore August 2, 2012 - 5:50am

Not usually, but I was reviewing a draft of a known author's novel, and we used password-protected PDFs back and forth in Acrobat Pro (I like its markup tools). I wouldn't encrypt my own submissions, though, no.

And maybe it's just paranoia, but whenever I drop any advance stuff like that onto my Kindle, I always change the title to something stupid, because it backs my personal documents up in the cloud, and I don't want to be the one responsible for a leak.

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs August 2, 2012 - 10:11am

I don't think password protecting a zip file would really work for these purposes considering after the file is unzipped, it's no longer password protected.

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Ken Leek from San Diego is reading 'Tis by Frank McCourt August 3, 2012 - 8:31am

Cool. Thanks for the input!