Looking to breathe new life into your old literary work? In other words, looking to scan your book? BookBaby can unbind and remove your book’s pages, perform a precision scan of your old books, and create new printed and eBooks for you.
With millions of new authors coming into the marketplace each year, self publishing has been the best thing to happen to the book world since the invention of the Gutenberg printing press in 1440! But what about previously published authors with books created before the digital age? How can they get back into the marketplace if they only have soft cover or hard cover copies of their books?
BookBaby has the answer. Our Book Scanning service will take your old books and scan them – page by page – to create a high-resolution PDF file. At $79, it’s an affordable way for authors to have a digital file of their previously published works, ready to return to the marketplace. Note: if you intend to republish your book, you’ll need to make sure you have reclaimed the rights to print from your original publisher.
Once scanned, we can create soft cover or hard cover printed books from the file. The PDF version of your scanned book cannot be edited or changed in any way.
There are other reasons why you might want to use our book scanning services:
- Archiving. Creating a digital file of your work ensures it will last forever.
- Portability. Those bulky textbooks or reference guides you’re using can be scanned and stored on many kinds of eReader devices.
- Legal requirements. Some documents are required to be stored in permanent digital format and scanning is the best way to comply with these regulations.
Scan your book with BookBaby
There’s no minimum order size and BookBaby offers a fast three-day turnaround time. Call one of our product specialists at 877-961-6878 to set up an order and mail your book to us. We’ll get to work scanning and send you the PDF for your review.
Please note that this is a destructive scan: We have to remove all the pages from the spine in order to complete an accurate scan, so your book cannot be returned intact. (If you’d like your content back, we can ship the remains for $25.)
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