FAQ

WHAT IS BOOK SCANNING FRO BOOKDIGITIZER?

With book scanning, a suitable high quality scanner is used to convert your books into various file formats PDF, TIFF, JPEG etc. Depending on the format you choose, the files may be simply readable, or they can also be searchable. Once scanned and converted, your books are stored on digital media or online folder.

Outsource all your book scanning to bookdigitizer. We deploy state-of-art hardware for all book scanning and imaging solutions. We have in house capability to quickly convert large volumes of books into electronic format, we can scan almost any type and size of books (prices may vary).

WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY BOOKS SCANNED?

There are two very good reasons to have your books scanned. First, it’s a means of backing up valuable information that you may wish to retrieve and use over and over – that’s why schools and universities are increasingly turning to digital storage for texts, journals, theses, etc. so that their students use over and over. When your books are scanned, there’s never any danger of loss or damage, and the files can be used over and over by multiple users.

Second, if space is at a premium, you can store literally thousands of books digitally on a set of disks or online that would otherwise take up a good deal of square footage. That’s why scanning is desirable even for private citizens who may have small libraries that they want to preserve, while freeing up space in their homes for other purposes.

CAN ANY BOOK BE SCANNED?

Legally, yes, provided that you are not duplicating copyrighted material for re-sale and physically, the answer is also yes. Bookdigitizer can scan even very large books, and we’re also experienced in handling delicate, collectible books. Often, we are able to handle books that other businesses are unable or unwilling to scan.

CAN I HAVE MY BOOKS BACK?

If you want your books to be returned to you, we can scan it using the non-destructive method (mail us for more information).

WHAT TYPE OF SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?

Bookdigitizer provides comprehensive set of e-Publishing, e-Book and Document Conversion, Apps Development and Pre-press services to the publishing industry, libraries, universities, corporations, technology companies and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) service providers. The major e-Publishing services that we provide are:e-Book Conversion Services including EPUB Conversion Services, EPUB3 Conversion, Enhanced EPUB Conversion, Fixed Layout EPUB Conversion, Kindle Conversion Services, Flash Flip Book Services.Document Conversion Services including Text Conversion, HTML/XHTML Conversion, XML, DTBook, NIMAS Conversion Services, Word Processing/Formatting Services, Digitization and data conversion (scanning, OCR and re-keying) services, Digital Pre-press and Typesetting Services. Apps Development Services including iPhone Apps Development, iPhone Games Development, Children Book Apps Development, iPad Apps Development, Android Apps Development, Android Games Development Services

WHO WILL BE HANDLING MY PROJECT?

Our team currently comprises of professionals including SMEs, Coders, Developers, Document Specialists, Multimedia Programmers, Project Managers, Copy Editors and Proofreaders. They handle project related to their area of specialization. As an example, on the onset of every new project, a new team is formed from the internal pool of resources available within the company. The team size and key players depend on the specific project requirements.

THE CONVERSION IS DONE BY HUMAN CODERS OR BY MACHINE? HOW DO YOU RECEIVE AND RETURN THE DATA?

File Format – We accept documents/books virtually in any electronic file format, including TIFF files, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, RTF File, PaintShop Pro, Quark, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, HTML, XML, XHTML or any other digital format.

Sending / Receiving Options – Clients can submit us their projects via emails, secure FTP connections, through CD/DVD or even courier us their hard copy documents. Please note that you need to use client FTP software like CuteFTP to access our FTP server. To upload your books and avail access to our FTP server, you need to have validated login and password details. Please email us at info@Bookdigitizer.com to generate personalized access to our FTP server.

How do you determine cost of each project?

The cost of each conversion project depends on many factors, such as source type (digital file, scanned images, hard copy), text density, formatting complexity, language, number of images, use of tables, use of mathematical/scientific expressions, etc. The pricing depends on the following parameters:

Source Format –

  • Printed Book
  • Print PDF
  • MS Word
  • Adobe FrameMaker
  • Adobe InDesign

Format Complexity of the Title –

  • Text Density
  • Multiple Columns
  • Side bars
  • Tables
  • Graphs
  • Images & Illustrations
  • Headers/Footers
  • Internal links
  • External Hyperlinks
  • Foreign Characters/Entities

Desired Output Format

  • EPUB/ EPUB 3/ enhanced

EPUB/ Fixed Layout EPUB

  • KF8
  • PRC/Mobi
  • PDB
  • XML

WHY SOME LANGUAGES ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN OTHERS?

Conversion costs vary depending on the language and the technical levels of materials. As certain languages do not use a Latin-based script (such as East Asian and Middle Eastern languages), it is a challenge to individually integrate these keys/tones for appropriate digitization.

How long does it take to convert my book(s)/ document(s)?

Every project is unique, and the timeframe to execute each one of them depends on project nature, clarity in specifications and levels of complexity involved.

Word Count: More words equal more time required. If you have longer projects and need it in tight schedules, we assemble dedicated teams to work on your projects.

Complexities Involved: When documents contain more graphics, illustrations, graphs, tables, charts, images etc., a lot of manual intervention is required to incorporate such complex layouts into digital format. However, we stick to strict time deliverables and prompt services.

How do I make the payments?

For your security and convenience, Bookdigitizer accepts payments only through our payment partners Paypal and 2Checkout. The clients are liable to pay additional 5% surcharge in case the payment is made using a credit card or through PayPal. You can also make payments via wire transfer to our bank.

How do you address privacy and security concerns?

Access, integrity, and authorization are coupled with technological measures to ensure complete safety of client’s information. This includes:

  • Encrypted Data Transfer- we use SSL 3.0 version of data encryption. This is the highest current industry standard.
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Biometric Time & Access Control Systems
  • Surveillance through Cameras
  • Provisions of Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements with each employee.

HOW DO I BELIEVE THAT YOUR SERVICES ARE NOT MERE PROMISES?

We offer free pilot or sample project for our first time clients. At one end this helps in making clients comfortable with our work flow processes and promises, on the other, it lets us better understand client’s requirements.

We enter into Service Level Agreements – SLAs with all our clients to establish clear understanding of execution methodology, quality and time deliverable.

HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT HANDLING EACH PROJECT AND HOW DO I MAINTAIN CONTROL OVER MY PROJECT?

We have defined processes that ensure our service levels remain competitive over the period of time.

  • As soon as the project picks up, a Team Lead who is also an SME is put in direct touch with the client. He/she acts as a single point contact with the client during the various stages of project execution. This allows the client to have complete control over their project during various stages of execution.
  • Depending on client’s requirements, a Standardized Operating Manual (SOM) is defined.
  • Execution team is scaled-up and trained according to the defined SOM.
  • Project execution takes place under the strict supervision of Team Lead.
  • Quality is maintained through stringent procedures, schedules and validation checks.
  • Project is delivered through FTP or secure server IDs.

HOW DO YOU ENSURE THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF MY DOCUMENT(S)?

All documents are treated with the highest degree of confidentiality. We will be happy to sign a confidentiality agreement or non-disclosure agreement.

HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU?

You can communicate with us via email, telephone or Skype. If you wish, we’d be happy to call you to discuss our way forward. Let us know your direct contact number and convenient time for call at info@bookdigitizers.com