Fwd: Re: Book Scans are Getting Expensive

J B Krygier jbkrygier at owu.edu
Mon Jul 25 14:25:26 EDT 2005



Begin forwarded message:

> From: Scot Kamins <kamins at dogeared.com>
> Subject: Re: Book Scans are Getting Expensive
> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 10:13:27 -0700
> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
> X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.733)
>
>
> On Jul 25, 2005, at 9:32 AM, pecksgrove at aol.com wrote:
>
>> not to say it should cost, but scanners aren't free
>>
>
> Actually, they nearly are. Quite serviceable ones can be had for
> under $100.
>
> This issue. I think, isn't the cost of the scanner but rather the
> labor involved in doing the scans and preparing them for publication.
>
> Perhaps the members of this ListServ who regularly scan books for
> posting to eBay might comment about the cost in time to do a typical
> scan?
>
>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: modlib at alltel.net
>> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
>> Sent: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 10:49:29 -0500
>> Subject: Book Scans are Getting Expensive
>>
>> I came across this book seller on ABE, who apparently is
>> inconvenienced by  providing book scans: "The price of the book is
>> US$ 8.00 Due to the volume of
>> scan requests we will  now send scans of our books for $2.00 per
>> book (or set) and we will apply that  to the price of the book if
>> it is purchased.
>> The seller is Aaron's Free Booksearch Int'l" Anybody ever heard of
>> this?  Are scan requests a real problem for internet book  sellers?
>> ron
>>
>
>
> Scot Kamins
> ........................
>
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