A vast, densely packed bookcase may still be a status symbol for some, but in small Tokyo apartments itâ€™s simply not practical. Whilst the arrival of the iPad looked set to solve the problem, Yusuke Ohki soon discovered that an iPad without e-books wasnâ€™t much of a solution. Taking matters into his own hands, he scanned all 2,000 books in his library onto his iPad. Now, six months later, he is helping others do the same through Bookscan.
I have no idea what the Japanese says, but it looks like this is the process:
A book scan costs 10 yen for a 350 page book. That’s about $4.