Evernote shares paperless tips – but how many can help you?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Evernote is keen to lock users ever deeper into its ecosystem. Especially if it can upsell them its premium services. And this weekend they emailed me a list of “8 paperless tips for Evernote” – mostly focused on Evernote’s image, scanning, and camera functionality. But how [...]

1DollarScan and BOOKSCAN are popular in US and Japan

By Chris Meadows
July 24, 2012 // 7 Comments

Publishing Perspectives has an interesting look at Japanese jisui company BOOKSCAN and its American subsidiary 1DollarScan, via an interview with CEO Hiroshi Nakano. Jisui companies are the do-it-yourself e-book makers who will, for a fee, take customers’ paper books and scan them into e-books [...]

1DollarScan adds platform customization to its budget scanning program

By Chris Meadows
April 2, 2012 // 3 Comments

TechCrunch reports that 1DollarScan, a US subsidiary of Japanese jisui (third-party book-to-e-book scanning) company Bookscan, has introduced an improved formatting service called Fine Tune. Fine Tune promises to custom-format its scans so that they work better and load faster on all different [...]

Trading in paper books for e-books: Is it possible?

By Chris Meadows
February 5, 2012 // 4 Comments

In my email this morning, I received a notice from Quora that I had been invited to submit an answer for the following question: Are there any services or business models in which one can trade paperback or hardcover books for digital books, without having to pay full price again? After typing my [...]

Review of Bound Book Scanning service, by Patricia Guth

By Paul Biba
January 4, 2012 // 34 Comments

The December holidays have passed and there’s no doubt – given the lines at the Nook counter at Barnes and Noble – that book reading has changed immensely in the last 5 years or so. Indeed, the era of the e-book is here to stay and more and more individuals find e-reading the way to go when [...]

Embarrassing e-book typo proves ‘shift’ happens

By libertyc
September 13, 2011 // 7 Comments

I had thought that I wouldn’t find an e-book typo more hilarious than “the next Jew chapters” or “arroz con polio” from the Young Wizards series. But The Guardian Books blog has found what may very well be one of the greatest typos of all time, in Susan Andersen’s novel Baby, I’m [...]

Google to digitize French e-books for Hachette Livre

By Chris Meadows
August 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Bookseller reports that Google has reached an agreement with publisher Hachette Livre to scan out-of-print French e-books. Between 40,000 and 50,000 books will be scanned, and Hachette Livre will decide which ones are made available as e-books. (I wonder if it will include any Arsène Lupin [...]

Plustek book scanner is well behind its time

By Chris Meadows
July 28, 2011 // 3 Comments

Wired’s Gadget Lab has a feature profiling a new, specifically-for-books flatbed scanner, the Plustek OpticBook 3800. The defining features of this scanner seem to be a thin bezel that allows all-the-way-to-spine scanning, and a specially padded liner to eliminate distortion. I’m actually a bit [...]

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