Introduction: How to Convert a Physical Book Into an Ebook?

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Being a student majoring Chemical Engineering, I usually have bulk

textbooks, technical books and notes to scan (sometimes print) I’ve looked for an efficient book scanner for some time, but most them are expensive, extremely huge. Before long, I found a book scanner called Czur which actually is a Semi-DIY scanner. After using it for a couple of months, I think it’s maybe a good choice for students or someone who is enthusiastic about book collection. (I found a questions several days ago, and I’d like to share my experience here.)

So…let’s begin!

Step 1: Connect Czur With Computer. Place the Black Pad Under Camera. Download the Official Software.

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Step 2: Place a Book Under Camera

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Note: here you need to wear the finger cots to press the book. And turn

page. That’s the DIY part.

Step 3: Software Preview and Process

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Note: you need to choose the proper Processing

Mode on the software. For books, choose Facing Pages. Here I also choose B&W color mode (to make ebook). The left side shows scanning preview.

Step 4: Use Foot Pedal to Quickly Scan a Whole Book

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When you press the pedal, you can use hands to turn pages and let one

foot to start scanning order.

Step 5: Another Useful Tool: Hand Button

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When scanning documents, using Hand Button is

very efficient(because you don’t need to turn them)

Step 6: Make an EBook!

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On software interface, you may process and change the Color Mode for

another chance. Here you can see the different results between different modes.

After that, choose Export to generate PDF documents.

Step 7: Results

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This is the final results (just for reference. I scanned 20 pages this time)

Comments

HStiles11 (author)2017-11-15

You cannot just go around copying books - that is illegal - copyright law protects authors & publishers from what is effectively theft. If everyone did this no one would be able to afford to publish anything.

Kate_WANGJ (author)HStiles112017-11-15

I scan books and notes for personal use( saving and easy reading on bus), definateltly not for BUSINESS.

HStiles11 (author)Kate_WANGJ2017-11-16

In the UK you are allowed to copy 5% for personal use.

ryaniskira (author)HStiles112017-11-17

In the US it's a grey area.

Lorddrake (author)2017-11-11

you can buy alot of ebooks for 3 grand

https://www.amazon.com/CZUR-M3000-Professional-Book-Scanner/dp/B071QWWK39/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1510445975&sr=8-2&keywords=czur

Kate_WANGJ (author)Lorddrake2017-11-11

That‘s 6x higher than et16! Have you tried it?

Lorddrake (author)Kate_WANGJ2017-11-13

I have not had a chance to try any ebook scanner yet. If I do get access to one I will let you know how I like it.

how long does the scanner take to process a page?

does it scan two pages at once or do you have to reposition the book to do the left and right pages?

Kate_WANGJ made it! (author)Lorddrake2017-11-13

1. how long does the scanner take to process a page?

Maybe the processing speed is influenced by computer configurations. For me, it takes around 2-3 seconds to process. But it slightly affect the speed of scanning a book. When finishing scanning, processing won't cost you too much time.

2. does it scan two pages at once or do you have to reposition the book to do the left and right pages?

The scanned pages can be seperated into 2 pages automatically. There is a function called smart paging.

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