BookBaby and Bound Book scanning have formed a new partnership that will convert tangible books to the digital form. Using the highest quality scanning technology available, Bound Book will convert hardcover and software books to searchable PDF and editable Word docs. From now on, Bound Books will be handling the physical conversion process and BookBaby will distribute them.
BookBaby is one of the largest distributors of books and caters to self-published and indie authors. Rather than allowing authors to upload their manuscripts for free then taking a percentage of each sale—which is after the percentage the actual retailer will also take—BookBaby charges a one-time upload fee and then the remaining royalties belong to the author, other than what the catalogs like Amazon or Barnes and Noble charge.
“We talk with so many authors who want to create an ebook, but they don’t have the necessary Word or PDF files to get started—all they have is their printed book,” says BookBaby president Brian Felsen. “We’ve found an easy solution to their problems: Bound Book Scanning, a mail-in book scan service.” He went on to elaborate that, “This partnership will greatly benefit writers and publishers who’ve been sitting on their back catalogs simply because the idea of digitizing the books themselves by hand was overwhelming,” says Felsen. “Now they can mail those books to the professionals at Bound Book Scanning who will handle it quickly, and for less money than it costs to buy a Friday night dinner.”
Bound Book Scanning is currently offering BookBaby clients a discount on their services. BookBaby authors should use coupon code “BOOKBABYD10” at checkout to save 10% on their book-scanning order.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.