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
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
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
- Good quality
Bound book scanning method
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.