Originally Posted by anamardoll
I went ahead and tried their trial version last night and was hooked. Purchased the full version and started ripping up an old Asimov backlist book. Now I just need a better paper cutter....
Most copy shops have the (big scary) industrial-sized paper cutters that go through the whole book at once; they charge a dollar or so per book to use it. (Probably require a staff member to operate it.) If you have a friend in a shop, you might be able to get them to cut books for free when they're not busy.
If you get access to one of those, pick up a few throwaway books from thrift stores to practice cutting the spines off without cropping into the words.