|04-24-2013, 12:01 PM||#16|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Device: Sony PRS T1,Android Tablet, I phone
It depends how much you think your time is worth... a lot of ebooks can be had for like 5 bucks ....scanning even a short book can take a long time and then there is the whole ocr thing... I only did it once for a text book that was out of print.... never again.. I ended up scanning the thing into image format as a pdf... ended up as a 100mb monster and it took me the whole day and then some... do a google for the books you want you may be surprised at what you can fund
|04-24-2013, 09:24 PM||#17|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NE Oregon
Device: Sony T1, Samsung Galaxy Note, Kobo Aura HD, Nook HD+, Nexus 7 (2013)
As for googling, I remember finding a couple titles through the Open Library, but they were awful. I cleaned one up and proofread, but honestly, would have been faster to scan and OCR from the start myself.
Most of the titles I want are fairly obscure, aren't likely to come to ebook form soon, if ever, and because the print versions are so rare, pirate versions tend not to exist.
Anyway, I'm a re-reader, and digitizing a few titles for my library has become a fun hobby. It's definitely not for everyone!
|04-25-2013, 03:15 AM||#18|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Heemskerk, NL
Device: PRS-300, PRS-T1
Most of the books I like to read are out of print. Most of the scans floating around are done so poorly, that I gladly put in the time to do it myself. If I would read the poor one, I would not have a good reading experience and it would be a distraction from the story.
|04-25-2013, 03:44 AM||#19|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Midwest USA
Device: Sony PRS-350, Kobo Glo, PW2
Yes, I'm also talking about books long out of print that I wanted to reread. Of course if it's available anywhere in ebook format, I'd buy that and not do a scan. And if it's a poor quality ebook, I'll fix it. Like Toxaris said, it really detracts from the book when you're struggling with ugly or bad formatting and I don't enjoy reading that way.
|04-25-2013, 06:19 AM||#20|
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Oslo, Norway
Device: Kobo Aura, Sony PRS-650
These are luckily quick to amend, but I've also seen laziness like obviously unprocessed OCR input in retail epubs.
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