Keep Your Ebooks Safe

Good article.
"One preservation network is known under the acronym LOCKSS Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe and that's a good rule of thumb. Always have a backup, and always have multiple backups." LOCKSS

I keep all of my comic book production files on my daily user laptop and backup often to one of these. I also have two more of them, which I keep updated (one is kept in a fireproof safe). I also backup the entire hard drive of the laptop periodically to multiple external drives and burn DVDs annually and keep in the safe.

I don't keep anything on a cloud server, although my website, with all of it's files, are technically on another server. Don't use the cloud for anything proprietary. Google, et al can't be trusted to keep your files safe or private.

Not saying you need to go to these extremes, but, at the minimum, have at least one means of backup and do it often.
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Marc Hansen
Marc Hansen

Cartoonist and creator of Ralph Snart Adventures, Weird Melvin and Doctor Gorpon. Hansen has done most of his work for NOW Comics, but has also done work for Marvel, Disney and Kitchen Sink Press.

Ralph Snart Adventures was published from 1986-1993 by now defunct NOW Comics, and was the longest running comic in the entire NOW catalog, selling an average of 50,000 copies a month during that nine year period. Over two million comics were published, and it was the first indy comic to receive the Comics Code.

Today, Marc Hansen publishes Ralph Snart Adventures as an ebook on a sporadic basis. Current issues are available on his website. Keep up with Ralph Snart on Twitter and Facebook.

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