the edge of self-destructing books

This week James Patterson released a new book, entitled – Private Vegas.

However, if you download a copy, you have exactly 24 hours to read it.

After 24 hours it automatically self-destructs.

This is a very unique type of digital rights managment (DRM) for an electronic book.

For a link to an article about the release by Seth Fiegerman, push the big red self-destruct button above — If you dare.

Mr. Patterson indicates that this self-destructing book is part of a unique reading experience for his current book.

This event reminds me of an old televison show from the 1960’s called Mission Impossible in which every eposide strated with a tape recording that destroyed itself after it was listened to.

What is your edge of sefl-dustructiong books?

Would you download a book if it, eventually disappeared?

If it self-destructed?

Mr. Patterson’s book was a free download.

Would you pay for an electronic book that had a time limit on it for you to read it?

An e-book that would eventually just disappear from your electronic device?

If you want to buy an award-winning e-book that does not self-destruct, click here.

This post will self-destruct in ten seconds…

Stephen Lesavich, PhD

Co-author of the award winning book:  The Plastic Effect:  How Urban Legends Influence the Use and Misuse of Credit Cards.

Regular columnist: Positive Impact Magazine