View Single Post
Old 02-28-2008, 06:49 PM   #9
tribble
iLiad Maniac
tribble knows what time it istribble knows what time it istribble knows what time it istribble knows what time it istribble knows what time it istribble knows what time it istribble knows what time it istribble knows what time it istribble knows what time it istribble knows what time it istribble knows what time it is
 
tribble's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,382
Karma: 2369
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Germany
Device: Bookeen Opus (i love that thing) and iPad (what an irony)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
Why do we need scanned eBooks of current books? The publishers should have a proper electronic version from which they make the pBooks and can then from there go to the eBook.
This has to do with the publishers and the layouters. Often the digital "raw" material is not even available to the publishers. They just get the finished product. Then you have several different digital versions since therer is no standard. Converting those is simply to expensive and its easier to scan and OCR the printed book.

If you do not even spellcheck it, well...
tribble is offline   Reply With Quote