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
DIY book scanning can be exceedingly difficult as building a book scanner requires engineering skills and cutting and slicing a book to feed into a scanner is incredibly time-consuming. 1DollarScan solves all these issues and makes it easy for consumers and businesses to free up space and make their books digitally readable and even searchable with an available OCR (Optical Character Recognition) option.
1DollarScan also offers an “Amazon Direct” Option which allows users to order a physical book from any online bookstore and have it sent directly to 1DollarScan for processing. Despite the fact that billions of printed books were sold in the U.S. during 2011 (source: Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group), many have not been available yet in ebook format. 1DollarScan receives numerous orders from major online bookstores, which emphasizes the growing demand for digital ebooks.
“Our service and customer base continues to grow substantially since our launch, and we believe we can contribute something important to the ebook market and its community through our services,” Hiroshi Nakano, the CEO of zLibro Inc, says. “I also hope to add more value to our services by complementing the increased quality and resolution that 1DollarScan offers while still remaining ecologically conscious as all books are recycled into new paper products.”
In honor of zLibro’s 2 year anniversary, 1DollarScan is providing a buy one get one free campaign for all users where any order you buy will be matched with a free coupon for equal value http://1dollarscan.com/campaign/2yearanniversary.php
1DollarScan is the most affordable and efficient digital scanning service in the world.
The company’s mission is to help consumers and small businesses quickly digitize, preserve, archive, search, and view their existing printed content on any mobile device or laptop. With cutting-edge operations and scanning software technologies, 1DollarScan is able to deliver the most affordable, highest quality solution on the market today. 1DollarScan is operated by zLibro Inc., its headquarters is based in San Jose, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.1DollarScan.com.