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Convert real books to iBook

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danfrommelrose Calculating status...
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Jan 2, 2012 8:05 PM

Does anyone know if it's possible to convert physical books that I already own into iBooks without having to buy them again?

iPad 2, iOS 5
  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,275 points)
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    Jan 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)

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,430 points)
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    Jan 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.

     

    Good luck.

  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (57,665 points)
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    Jan 2, 2012 8:37 PM (in response to danfrommelrose)

    Seriously???

  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (10,785 points)
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    Jan 2, 2012 8:38 PM (in response to Johnathan Burger)

    Jonathan.....Too Funny!

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,430 points)
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    Jan 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.

     

    Weird huh?

  • Castleton Calculating status...
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    Sep 5, 2013 8:33 PM (in response to danfrommelrose)

    As a teacher of the visually impaired, I scan books all the time for children who have already owned them. They can read their own books and enlarge their own PRINT.

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,430 points)
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    Sep 5, 2013 8:37 PM (in response to Castleton)

    As a teacher you should be aware of copyright law and the fact you are violating it.

  • Castleton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 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.

  • RJJ3D Calculating status...
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    Mar 7, 2014 10:42 PM (in response to Johnathan Burger)

    What is funny is Human beings (!) and their fantasy of ownership. As long as  person doesn't redistribute the newly formatted item why should that be illegal? If someone wants to go through with the work for their own personal use what's the harm?

  • RJJ3D Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 7, 2014 10:46 PM (in response to Castleton)

    Exactly ! Like I said John. If they use it for their own personal use what's the harm? Intellectual property indeed! Sometimes people carry a way way too far!

  • Vwkompak Calculating status...
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    Mar 8, 2014 12:28 AM (in response to RJJ3D)

    The Load2learn project provides digital versions of books for schools. Registration is free for schools who can then download digital versions of books they own. The project is aimed at those with print difficulties either from sight problems or dyslexia.

  • RJJ3D Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 8, 2014 2:30 PM (in response to Johnathan Burger)

    Do you really find it necessary to exhibit your self righteousness? Life's too short dude... We shouldn't be so uptight stuck up. This forum is here to instruct people and help. It's not here for criticism and (self) ego stroking. Please lighten up.

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