1DollarScan, a cost-effective digital scanning service that recently announced its integration with EverNote, as the name implies, announced yesterday its newly unveiled membership service plan for users with high-volume digitization needs. While most users with a small amount of content to transform from print edition to PDF would find the standard one-document price of one dollar per every hundred pages to note be out of reach financially, those businesses who may require a far higher volume, such as newspaper or magazine publishers who wish to digitize their entire archive in a format that subscribers can access on an e-reading-capable device, now have the option to pay a monthly fee of $14.99 to have sets of content scanned.
As part of the membership, 1DollarScan has also incorporated an Amazon Direct option. This allows avid readers to order a title from a vendor that may be out-of-print or not available in ebook format, have the physical book shipped directly to 1DollarScan for digitization, and have the file sent directly to the purchasing consumer for use on Kindle or Nook tablets or iPad. The physical book itself is then recycled by 1DollarScan.
While on the surface a pay-for-scanning service might send up red flags to those consumers who are concerned about piracy, 1DollarScan states that it holds its customers to a rigid terms of agreement that protect the interests of the publishers and authors, allowing that its service is designed strictly for the individual licensed use of the purchasing consumer and that the user is only authorized to utilize the digital edition for personal use. Copyright, as well as the ability of authors or publishers to refuse to allow their works to be digitized, is specifically addressed in those terms.