Our book scanning service in London scans and converts books, magazines, journals, manuscripts, etc to a digital format that you require.

Book Scanning Service in London

Piles of books that can be scanned and converted to digital formats to allow clients to read them on popular electronic reading devices with our book scanning service in London.

We have been providing a book scanning service in London and throughout the UK for over 15 years. Secure digitising of books, journals, manuals and magazines for writers, publishers, archivists, collectors, students and private individuals.

Our book scanning service covers

  • Bound books
  • Unbound books
  • Heritage books
  • Archives
  • Novels
  • Textbooks
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Manuscripts
  • Comics
  • Manuals
  • Journals

Book scanning methods

We can scan all of the above to a wide range of digital formats from searchable PDFs and editable MS Word to popular eBook formats such as Kindle, ePub and iBook.

Unbound book scanning method

A quick turnaround and low costs are some of the advantages of our unbound book scanning service in London.

Unbound book scanning is our most common method. Before the scanning takes place, the spines of the books are sliced off making it easy to scan the pages in our high-speed document scanner. By unbinding the pages we can scan up to A0 in size.

  • Quick scanning
  • Cost-effective
  • Good quality

Bound book scanning method

Reduce lighting and having your books returned undamaged are some of the advantages of our bound book scanning service in London.

The advantage of bound book scanning is that if you need your books, magazines, manuscripts, etc, keeping intact throughout the scanning process. So bound book scanning can ensure that your books are retuned to you as they left you. To keep your books intact we use specialists overhead scanners (image to the right) and technology that is specially designed for books up to size A2.

  • Special gloves approach
  • Books are undamaged
  • Reduced lighting

Book scanning and conversion with OCR

By using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, we can make your books fully text searchable and even editable. The advantages of using OCR for your scanned books is that it will be easier for you to find your favourite book every time.

Advantages of book scanning

  • Gives you the opportunity to sell or republish your written work in an online format.
  • The possibilities of editing and re-editing your work at any time.
  • Your favourite book safe and secure as a digital copy.
  • Easier to share your books and magazines with whoever you like.
  • Instant access to your favourite titles wherever and whenever.
  • Enables you to create an electronic archive and preserve your collections.

Our related article, 6 advantages of book scanning provides further information to the key benefits.

Contact Pearl Scan for a free book scanning quotation regardless of how many books you need digitising.

Contact us

Contact us to receive your free book scanning quote by either calling 0207 183 1885, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or using our online Contact Us Form.

A free trial

A free trial of our document scanning and data capture services in London, Manchester and throughout the UK.

We offer a free trial of our data capture and scanning services in London to prospective clients as proof of concept. Find out more:

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Why choose Pearl Scan

Document scanning | Audits

We are backed up by external quality and security audits. Our operations have been audited and approved by many NHS, Local Authorities, Private blue chip companies and we pride ourselves on the high levels of quality and security we provide to each and every one of our clients.

Our data capture and document scanning services offered in London are accredited to industry standards.