A new company called 1DollarScan offers one of the most affordable book scanning services in the world. They will scan and digitize your book for you and the price actually starts at $1. If you didn’t know what to do with your old books or you couldn’t find a digital version to read on your digital device then 1DollarScan offers a cheap solution.
It turns out that people are using 1DollarScan’s services for a variety of benefits. Medical and law practitioners are using 1DollarScan so they can search for the content of their book using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology instead of flipping through the pages. 1DollarScan provides OCR functionality as an option to their customers. Many students, professors, and others involved with academia (especially those in the medical and engineers) are also using 1DollarScan so they can search for references and avoiding the need to carry heavy textbooks around. If your book has a bad glossary or index then the OCR function is extremely helpful. There is also the regular users who simply want to cut down on space from their private library or to increase mobility with their book collection.
Another great use for 1DollarScan is to find books that are not available for The Kindle, The Nook, or other e-book formats. When 1Dollarscan customers cannot find an e-book that they are looking for, they will order the book from Amazon.com or another online book store and then send it to 1DollarScan to be converted into a digital file. 1DollarScan even provides a “Direct From Amazon” option where customers are able to order and mail their book from Amazon or another online book store and send it directly to 1Dollarscan.
1Dollarscan also has a patent pending technology called Fine Tune which nicely compresses and maximizes the resolution of the customer’s digital file for a better reading experience. Fine Tune is offered for free to all 1DollarScan users and works for many e-readers such as the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader and Android.
1DollarScan keeps their services cheap by keeping overhead costs very low and passing on their savings to the customer. Once you send your books they usually cannot be returned, however there are exceptions for yearbooks, business documents, photos, and personal items of that nature. As digital devices become more and more popular for reading, 1DollarScan’s popularity should be expected to grow as well. For only $1, it’s hard to go wrong.