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Old 10-13-2010, 04:20 PM   #1
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After looking thru most of the posts in this forum, there doesn't seem to be a clear consenus on the best way to scan and convert a book to an ebook. Lots of choices in scanners and software but the main thread running thru all of it is that there will be multiple errors.

I will soon be moving to the Philippines where I can hire a data entry person for $60 per month to type whatever I like. It just doesn't seem reasonable for me to deal with the hassle of a book converter system.

So the first book I think I will convert for my own use, is Nightmares and Gazeenstacks by Fredric Brown. After that, I will have to take a look.

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After looking thru most of the posts in this forum, there doesn't seem to be a clear consenus on the best way to scan and convert a book to an ebook. Lots of choices in scanners and software but the main thread running thru all of it is that there will be multiple errors.

I will soon be moving to the Philippines where I can hire a data entry person for $60 per month to type whatever I like. It just doesn't seem reasonable for me to deal with the hassle of a book converter system.

So the first book I think I will convert for my own use, is Nightmares and Gazeenstacks by Fredric Brown. After that, I will have to take a look.

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Depends on the speed and accuracy of the typist and the length of the work day but that does sound like it could be a viable option. You would still need to convert the typed results to one of the e-book formats for the best results on a reader but that usually isn't a problem.
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