You Can Now Turn Your Physical Books Into Ebooks, Thanks to Kindle Convert
Reading books digitally is becoming the norm. Paper is disappearing due to which trees seem to be really happy. People prefer reading books, notes and other similar content within the digital boundaries of their devices and are starting to consider physical books a hassle.
Reading on the go using a tablet or smartphone is convenient and accessible, however, there is an issue though. Often physical copy of our favorite book, novel or magazine is not available digitally. That’s why we are often forced to buy physical but to those who prefer eBooks, it seems a bit weird carrying a book around.
So, to make reader’s life a bit easier, Amazon has come-up with a solution. The solution is Kindle Convert, that will convert your physical copies into eBooks.
The app scans your books, documents, notes etc and transfers them to Kindle eBooks. All your books and documents are secured and available to read on the go using your Kindle devices.
The app is currently on sale and is available for $19 for the time being. It’s a PC-based software that for now is only compatible with Windows 7 and 8. Moreover, Amazon hasn’t released it outside of US which will surely be a disappointment for interested users outside of the region.
Keep in mind that you will also require a scanner that is capable of producing TIFF, JPEG, PDF files with 24-bit depth, 8-bit depth and 300-600 DPI.
The app is easy to use and offers step-by-step instructions to turn physical writings into eBooks. All your conversions will also be saved on Amazon Cloud Drive.
“You can convert your most treasured books, documents, and keepsakes into Kindle books,” the product page reads. “Kindle Convert books maintain the look and feel you love about your print books.”
You will also notice some similar features such as Whispersync, dictionary look-up along with notes and highlights.
This app is certainly for die-hard eBook readers, because even though it is easy to use but scanning each page of the book is a daunting task. No doubt, it is a useful tool to preserve your physical notes, documents etc, but I don’t think majority of readers will use this to scan 500-page books into Amazon Kindle.
So there you have it, all there is to know about the Kindle Convert. Let us know what you think of the new app in the comments below.