|11-08-2011, 01:19 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2005
CONVERTING PRINTED BOOK TO E-BOOK
A few months ago, I saw posted here information about a company (originally from Hong Kong, I think), which would take a book a customer sent and then convert it to PDF ebook (with the proviso that the book be destroyed). I am looking for a company that will do that but transform into a Word ebook (
that is, a .doc or .rtf file). Anyone out there have a list of reputable companies doing this?
|11-08-2011, 01:31 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2011
Device: Kindle 2
This is from the Smashwords site updates:
November 29, 2010 - On August 2, posted below about a low-cost book scanning service called Blue Leaf Book Scanning, which, for about $25, would scan your out of print print book and return it to you as a Word file. Today, one Smashwords author reports Blue Leaf is not replying to emails. I clicked to their website and it redirects to a parked page. Update: Their web site is back in business. Good news for authors who want to bring their out of print, reverted-rights books back to life as ebooks.
|11-08-2011, 06:11 AM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Device: Nook Simple Touch
To get an accurate reproduction of the original text, you'll need to compare the finished file with the original line-by-line, word-by-word, character-by-character. It is time consuming and tedious.
Then you have to do it again to fix the stuff you missed on the first pass.
And I haven't even touched on the formatting issues.
But you asked about a reputable company. Here's one:
They convert public domain books to ebook format for eventual publication on Project Gutenberg. They use volunteers (such as myself) to do the proof-reading. You can help too!
Last edited by Rob Lister; 11-08-2011 at 06:16 AM.
|11-09-2011, 08:00 AM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Device: Rocket, Nook ST, Kobo WiFi, Nook Color
|.doc, book conversion to ebook, rtf|
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