It’s frustrating when publishers don’t offer digital versions of their books; 1DollarScans makes it easy to digitize books, magazines, and manuals for use on digital devices.
The service isn’t free, but it’s quite economical when compared to the hassle and labor of doing a high-quality book scan of a 300+ page on your own. The service charge for scanning starts at $1 per 100 pages and rises from there with additional add-ons like OCR-scanning (an extra $1 per 100 pages). James Kelly over at Wired Magazine took the service for a pretty thorough test drive; if you’re curious how the quality of 1DollarScan shakes out and what the process involves, we’d suggest checking out his review of the service here.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 12/24/12