Why I don't offer my book in PDF format

My book is available in a paperback and a hardcover version, but I'm also offering it as an eBook, more specifically in ePub and Kindle format. A potential reader complained on Twitter, telling me that I should also offer the book in PDF-format. Many people consider me a PDF expert, so why would I not share the book as a PDF?

There are different reasons why I'd rather not respond to that request.

Releasing Entreprenerd

Last week, The Book Shelf fixed the last typos we found in the proof copies of my book Entreprenerd, and we also finalized the eBook version. I decided to do a soft release over the weekend. It usually takes some time for the different sales channels to publish the books, so I used a strict order.

Proof copy of the paperback version

I decided not to release my book Entreprenerd before I received proof copies of the hardcover and the paperback version. I'm still waiting for the hardcover, but I received a "Not for Resale" copy of the softcover today.

Entreprenerd Paperback Front cover

Entreprenerd Website: April 2021

Something changed, and I don't know exactly what. I know that it was unusual for a newly created website to have about 400 visitors on weekdays. I considered it a success, but I couldn't explain why the website had so many visitors from the start.

On Tuesday April 6 however, the number of visitors dropped with about 300 visitors a day.

Entreprenerd website users April 2021