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Old 08-05-2008, 01:59 PM   #13
Ralph Sir Edward
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Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
Charlieperry wrote (in part):
I suspect that the cost of digitizing books may be higher than you think, at least for cases where there is no pre-existing electronic copy. Simply scanning is cheap, but there's quite a lot of effort in getting clean, well formatted text that is free of Scan-os (i.e. OCR errors), has no missing pages, etc.

I suggest that the injection of some actual data might be useful here. I'll ask Arnold Bailey (the guy who runs Webscriptions.net for Baen) if he'll give us a ballpark estimate of the cost to digitize a book from the back catalog. My prediction: the market had better be much larger than 20 people. Much larger.

Xenophon
I'm looking forward to seeing the response. As I said in another thread, (and got patted on the head for it) don't forget the amateurs scanners and OCR proofreaders. We're not all incompetent. (For a sample of my Scan/OCR results, see PG Austrailia e-book the Crystal Button, PD in US, Life +50 and Life + 70 countries.) Of course we want to be paid, (with free e-books...)
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