Which plan is right
$1.19 per set(including $7.2 value with 6 options)
most cost effective
including $720 value!!
$1.89 per set(including $7.2 value with 6 options)
including $72 value!!
Price depends on
which option(s) is added
$1.2 per set(JUST includes basic scanning)
What is Set
How To Count A Book into "Set"
1-100 pages rounds up to 1 Set.
101-200 pages rounds up to 2 Sets.
201-300 pages rounds up to 3 Sets. and so on
Simply round up to the nearest 100th.
*Please include the pages of the front matter (usually numberd in Roman numerials)
How To Count Multiple Books into "Set"
Book A has 50 pages. Rounds up to 1 set.
Book B has 820 pages. Rounds up to 9 sets
Book A + Book B = 10 sets
Simply count each book, to sets then add up each set.
Up to 100 sets Per Month
Up To 10 Sets Per Month
Touch Up (HQT)
most cost effective
Up to 100 sets Per Month
Up To 10 Sets Per Month
Turn around 5 - 8 weeks
Cost Estimator for
- Pages will beset(s)
How to define a book
A book should have an ISBN number.
Typical examples are novels, paperbacks, hardcovers, comics, textbooks, etc.
If your item does not sound like a book, then please see the "Others" page.
We CANNOT scan the publisher’s books which are listed at the link below. Please check this link BEFORE you ship.
If you have a large order, more than 300 sets or 100 books that you want to send at once, then please contact us at email@example.com.
How does the 1DollarScan process work?
Here is a quick summary of 1DollarScan's operations:
SIGN UP: Users simply sign up. It is free to sign up to 1DollarScan.
Then, you can select whether to place a one-time order or subscribe to a monthly membership, Platinum or Platinum Lite (which is month to month and no long-term commitment, you can cancel at any time).
We offer many options that you can add.
PROCESS: After your books are mailed or dropped off, we check everything matches your order.
If there is something needs an additional charge, we will send a PayPal invoice which can be paid by credit or debit card.
The spines(bindings) are cut off and we scan the books into a digital file.
Then a quality check is done.
DELIVERY: The scanned files are delivered to “Order History” in your 1dollarscan account to download.
You may also use our FREE Fine Tune Service which will optimize the file for the devices such as iPad, Kindle, etc.
RECYCLING: The books are then recycled by a professional recycling company.
How do I count the Books?
We use the term “Set” to count books.
1 set is 100 pages.
Less than 100 pages are rounded up to 1 set.
See the examples below.
How to convert a book to "Set"
1-100 pages = 1set
101 - 200 pages = 2 sets
201 - 300 pages = 3 sets
301 - 400 pages = 4 sets
401 - 500 pages = 5 sets
501 - 600 pages = 6 sets
601 - 700 pages = 7 sets
701 - 800 pages = 8 sets
801 - 900 pages = 9 sets
And so on.
How to count when you have multiple books:
Book A has 50 pages = 1 set
Book B has 820 pages = 9 sets
Book A(1 set) + Book B(9 sets) = 10 sets
NOT total = 870 pages (50 + 820) = 9 sets.
Please note, if you have multiple books,Each book should be counted into sets first then each set added for the total number of the sets.
How to count Magazines:
Same as “Books”.
However, for one-time orders, please add the Magazine option when you place an order.
Do you scan magazines?
Yes, we accept Magazines. Please add Magazine Option when you place an
Magazines may need special handling and take a longer time to scan.
This is why the Magazine option needs to be added.
However, if you are a Platinum or Platinum Lite Member, then no additional payment or action required because the Magazine Option is included in the Platinum or Platinum Lite Membership.
Can you scan the front and back covers of books?
We scan the covers of soft cover books free(included) and do not scan the
covers of hardcovers or dust jackets.
However, upon a customer's request, we can scan these covers with an additional charge. If you wish to scan the covers of hardcovers or dust jackets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the Platinum Membership?
A Platinum membership is a Monthly subscription membership with the Price
$119.99 per month.
The membership has 100 sets including all options except USB flash memory option and The High Quality Options.
Please see here. It is a $720 value (at maximum) with a lot of benefits.
- Free scanning up to 100 sets ($720 value for only $119.99 at maximum).
- Includes the following options: OCR, Book Title, Express Service, Bookstore Direct , Magazine and Re-Scan Insurance.
- Turn around within 5 - 10 business days.
- First access to new Features.
- Direct shipment from Amazon and other Online Bookstores without additional charge.
- No need to write an Order Confirmation # on your Box.
- Prioritized Fine Tuning also up to 10 Files at one time.
How does a Platinum or Platinum Lite Member make an order?
Platinum( or Lite) Members no need to place an order. The members can just send in their books (up to 100
sets or 10 sets per month).
Please note that if there are any extra sets which are over the monthly limit may require additional fees.
What is OCR?
Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is a technology that enables images to be converted into searchable data. After we scan your book, each letter in your book will be searchable. It is not 100% accurate but it works. You can download our sample book PDF file here and try to search for a few words.
What languages can OCR support?
Our standard OCR software works with 7 Languages (English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese).
The HQT (High Quality Touch-Up) Option supports over 40 languages.
We have a page and video for the HQT Option that you can view here.
If you are sending non-English books, then PLEASE include a note for OCR language and send the note with your books.
If there are no notes for OCR language. OCR for English will be applied.
Redo OCR may be subject to additional charge.
If you have any questions about OCR, please contact our Customer Support.
What is the High Quality Touch Up Option (HQT)?
HQT is recommended to add for text dominated books such as textbooks,
paperbacks, Novels, etc.
Please refer more about HQT here.
I am a Platinum Member or Platinum Lite Member. How can I add High Quality Options to my order?
We need to send an additional PayPal invoice to add High Quality Options in
case you are a Platinum or Platinum Lite member.
Please include a request note such as a sticky note or letter and send it with your books or contact us via email.
What is the Re-scan Insurance option?
If Rescan insurance is added, your item is stored for 2 weeks after scanning
in case you ask rescanning.
If Rescan insurance is not added, your item is not subject to rescan and recycle in 1 -3 days after scanning.
Do you accept shipments directly from Amazon or other Online Bookstores?
Yes, we accept direct shipping from Amazon and other online bookstores by selecting the Bookstore Direct Option. Platinum and Platinum Lite Memberships automatically include this option.
What's the average turnaround time once you receive the book?
Platinum and Platinum Lite Members: Guaranteed 5-10 business days from your
package arrival date or from the full payment date in case there is an additional charge.
One-time orders: If an order includes the Express option, then turnaround should be in 5 business days or faster.
If not, turnaround time is as soon as possible, usually about 40 – 60 days depending on how busy we are.
If you rush your order, please add Express.
I have a lot of books that I wanted scanned how should I handle this? Or, I have more books than the Platinum Membership, how should we handle this?
For any large order inquires, please email to email@example.com
or contact us through“Customer Support” in your 1dollarscan account.
We might be able to suggest discounted prices for those people who have a lot of books to be scanned.
What should I be aware of before sending documents?
Documents with staples, any attachments like sticky notes, folded
pages(dog-eared) will NOT be accepted.
Your documents must be ready to be scanned.
If we need to organize your documents instead of you, a service fee may be charged besides the scanning fee.
Can you tell me more about your Photo scanning?
The photo scan quality is 600 dpi. We believe that this is the best quality
for the price. Photos are counted as "Set" per 10 photos.
All photos must be removed from the photo album or photo book on your end.
Please send photos ONLY.
Some very large size photographs may not be accepted.
The original photos will NOT be returned after scanned UNLESS specifically requested to be returned. Return cost is a $25 handling fee plus postage which you are responsible for.
Are books ever returned?
We do not return books after cutting or scanning because there could be
Books are recycled.
We DO NOT resale or reuse the books after scanning.
We are able to return your book if
1)You have the copyright of your book.
2)Copyright holders allow you to return
3)Your book is Public Domain (No copyright)
And a few more.
If you think you meet one of the conditions or a similar exception, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Return option is $25 + postage.
An invoice will be sent upon your request.