1DollarScan Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary in March
San Jose, CA, March 4, 2013 – 1DollarScan, an innovative service offering the world’s most affordable and advanced book scanning technology, celebrates its Second Anniversary since its launch and continues to emphasize its innovative book scanning service available for U.S. readers. In honor of its Second Anniversary, 1DollarScan is offering a Buy-One-Get-One-Free campaign for all new users. For a limited time, all orders purchased by new users only, will be matched with a free coupon of equal value. For more details, please visit http://1dollarscan.com/campaign/2yearanniversary.php
On March 3, 2011, zlibro Inc. was formed in San Jose, California and launched its service – 1DollarScan.com. The company has since been featured in publications such as Forbes, TechCrunch and The Economist for its unique book scanning service that originated in Japan. Since launching, 1DollarScan has scanned a large number of books for a variety of diverse consumers and businesses as the transition from paper books to digital media continues to take place at a fast pace. 1DollarScan plans to also work with libraries, online bookstores, and other businesses, and seeks to help create innovative audio book solutions for visually impaired people in the near future.
The book scanning model originated in Japan in 2010, where many people began DIY book scanning due to very limited shelf space in homes and the popularity of the iPad and other tablet devices. In Japan, the term ‘JISUI’ (literally meaning to cook for oneself) became the common name for DIY book scanning. JISUI is a type of book scanning called “destructive” book scanning where the book is actually cut and then fed into a scanner. As more people desired to have their book collection in Japan digitized, the market for book scanning services grew substantially.
In 2011, Hiroshi Nakano, the CEO of zLibro Inc, realized the potential and desire for an affordable book scanning service in the U.S. and launched a 1DollarScan.com. While DIY book scanning has become more popular in the U.S as well, 1DollarScan’s affordable scanning service (100 pages for $1) became a must-have technology solution for those interested in scanning their books without the tedious work process. 1DollarScan’s affordable membership programs are also popular service features among customers. http://1dollarscan.com/pricing.php