Book scanning or book digitization is the process of converting physical books and magazines into digital media such as images, electronic text, or electronic books (e-books) by using an image scanner.
Why digitization of books?
Reach a wider audience
In this age of digital devices penetration, millennials most especially prefer to consume content on their mobile phones, computers and other smart devices over reading a physical book. Digitizing your content has now become the first step to getting your content in front of a larger audience.
No need for brick and mortar space
Publishers no longer need physical space to store books, and so can eliminate the cost of space, rent and storage.
Bring books back to life:
Book digitization can bring to life damaged books and revive the interest in them in the online digital space.
Easy to share
Digital books are easy to share from a cloud or any other platform. People do not have to visit a brick and mortar store but can purchase books on any online store from anywhere in the world at the comfort of their device.
Save big on cost Digitalization can help you reduce the cost of rent and storage, cost of printing, maintaining physical records and managing equipment. Once you have digitized a book, you can make as many digital copies as you need with no or minimal extra cost.
Eco-friendly Digitalization can help cut down carbon emissions, save paper and help the global drive for a green environment.