I have already published a print version of a packet of reproducible worksheets, for which I own the copyright, and have sold for years in print form. I want to sell this now as an ebook. I am wondering if I can scan each worksheet to convert it to an ebook? Is that how I start? If so, what type of file should it be saved as? What steps do I go through? Each worksheets has lots of graphics. I no longer have the disk that had the files. What should I do to convert this to an ebook?
Do you want to use an OCR program to turn the scanned documents into text files to be added to HTML web page? This would work but it's time consuming and labor intensive.
You'll need a good OCR program like ABBYY FineReader -- and save each page as an HTML web page.
Or you could convert the scanned pages into a PDF file document. This would be the easiest solution -- all you need is a PDF printer program. However this method is very restrictive and doesn't allow you to modify the contents of the scanned pages.
Many authors at this site publish their content as HTML web pages -- using the Activ E-Book compiler (for example).
The main reason for this is that there are more options available for publishing your content. However building an eBook with HTML files is more difficult to do.
I think you have the right idea for your situation. Scanning your content into a PDF file would be much easier to do and hopefully you don't have too many Photoshop corrections.
BTW: One reason that PDF content is not as popular as HTML content -- is that PDF files are almost impossible to protect from PDF pirates. -- unless you use a security product like my HYPrLock application.
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