Amazonâ€™s Kindle Convert Can Turn Your Paper Library Into E-Books
J Thoendell stashed this in Tech
If youâ€™ve been hanging on to those paper books because the idea of having to repurchase them all as Kindle titles is daunting, Amazon has a new option for you:Â Kindle Convert, a program for Windows that turns print books into digital versions fully compatible with Amazonâ€™s Kindle software, including adjustable font, Whispersync for making sure youâ€™ll be able to go to the furthest read position on any device, and backup in Amazonâ€™s cloud for free, providing access across devices.
lame. too much time. read a real book.
Thereâ€™s a price to pay, however, beyond even the initial $19 that the software download costs (itâ€™s also listed as being $49 at full price): In order to get your books into digital format, youâ€™ll have to actually scan them using a standard flatbed or other type of computer scanner, which means doing things two pages at a time at most. AsÂ The Ebook ReaderÂ notes, itâ€™s also limited to U.S. customers for now.
You're right, this sounds like too much work.Â
I will wait for a robot service that picks up your books and scans them for you.Â
I would like robot to read them to me.
That's stupid. Why not just do it like Ultraviolet? Prove the ownership and give them the digital copy. Or better yet, give a payback for making it available when nothing else is.
You're right, either of those would be preferable?