Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 8:23 PM (in response to danfrommelrose)
Only if you want to spend hours and hours scanning the books and then try to read the scans. (which, technically, violates the copyright on the book)
afraid you will either need to buy the e-versions, or check into yoru local library. Many have a 'checkout' for books. It's free and the biggest catch is that you have a certain period of time to read them (you can't check out the books for free and then keep them forever)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 8:36 PM (in response to danfrommelrose)
Yep, cut the spine of the book.
Pull the pages loose, lay them one by one onto a scanner and scan them.
Convert the whole thing to ePub format and sync to iPad.
Should take about a month per book if you do it all day, 7 days a week.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 8:42 PM (in response to Templeton Peck)
Some people have no concept of ownership or limitations thereof.
They believe if they acquire something once, they are entitled to it forever in whatever format they want.
They actually believe they own the content and not just the media it is on with a limited license of use.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2013 4:45 AM (in response to danfrommelrose)
Actually, no I am not violating it. We are very careful about violations, and the federal government also scans books for students with visual impairments to be specifically placed on iPads. This includes many books from textbooks to fiction books. I thank you for your warning though.