Hi. My name is Kristian. I'm currently in the process of researching the possiblity of opening a small shop, where customers would be able to scan books and get a searchable copy of the text. I'm not looking for legal advice or advice on entrepreneurship, but am rather trying to find out how far the development of the whole software side of the matter has come.
I am reasonably fluent with most web standards and would definetely not shy away from participating in the development of the tools I need. On my own, though, I probably wouldn't get very far, and in any case it certainly wouldn't be a feasible project for me.
The end product that I ideally would like to offer my customers is something along the lines of Google Books on a disc (besides selling e-readers and general print/copy jobs). My searches on this forum hasn't been able to tell me precisely what I need, so I shall now post a new thread with the hopes of not making a fool of myself with naÃ¯ve questions...
Thanks you - and hoping that my future on this board will be both productive and fun!
... Oh, and of course I am also looking into building my very own book scanners in a not so distant future!