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    Upload books I have...

    Greeting, Im new here still waiting for my new Ipad2

    I have a question, I read somewhere that you can scan your books upc code and upload it on to your ipad...

    something along those lines... is this possible?


    For example I dont want to repurchase the books I have...

    Looking forward to working my way around this site and learning a few new things

    cheers,

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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    I saw your question about iBooks. Do you mean you don't want to purchase books in eBook format (i.e. electronic books) that you already have paper copies of? If you have a paper copy of a book you do not get the option of getting the electronic version for free - you would need to purchase these again. There are many outlets on the web that are marketing electronic books - such as Apple's iBooks and Amazon Kindle. There is a Kindle app for the iPad that will enable you to read books from Amazon but, again, you need to purchase these even if you have the paper copy.

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    Search the app store for iCollect. Should fit your needs. Another decent looking option is item shelf.

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    thanks for the reply i did use search ... but nothing came up... I always search my way and if no answer, I post.

    it wasnt ebooks, it was a different app and it allowed u to scan your books upc code and it would upload them. I think u had to pay for the software.

    i should hae saved the site, i think i was on my iphone when i was just searching on apps store, ill see if i can try to find...

    thanks again

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    Do I understand you correctly that you think there's an app that, when given the UPC code for a paper book, will let you download the e-book version... for free?

    That would be illegal. Ownership of a paper edition gives you no rights to the e-book version, so certainly such an app would not exist in the Apple App Store. Since any book with a UPC is copyrighted, the e-book version will also be copyrighted and only available through its publisher.

    So if there were such an app (hard to imagine how a database correlating p-book UPCs with e-book files would come to exist), it would be using pirated e-books.

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    What you likely found was an inventory App. These kinds of Apps will let you scan barcodes and download thumbnails from sties like Amazon so you can create a Household inventory. This does not get you free copies of your hard copy in electronic format.

    There are no UUIDs (unique user IDs) or serial numbers for books.
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    Hi. Not sure if this is what you are after, but I am a big reader and am forever buying books, the real type and I found it a pain and a long process looking for new books and worrying if I already had it or not. I bought Book Crawler, you can inventory all your books and you can do this manually or it has an inbuilt ispn scanner. I have now inventoried my 900 plus books. I have it also on my iPhone, you can upload through dropbox. I used it just this morning at a neighborhood fete which had a second hand book stall. No more reading dust jackets to try to remember if I already have the book or not. It is simply fantastic. Enjoy

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    Can't help with books you have, but if it's books you want, check out Project Gutenberg. There are thousands of titles, all free and all legal to download, with more being made available all the time. PG releases only works that are out of copyright, so don't look for the latest bestsellers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leelai View Post
    Hi. Not sure if this is what you are after, but I am a big reader and am forever buying books, the real type and I found it a pain and a long process looking for new books and worrying if I already had it or not. I bought Book Crawler, you can inventory all your books and you can do this manually or it has an inbuilt ispn scanner. I have now inventoried my 900 plus books. I have it also on my iPhone, you can upload through dropbox. I used it just this morning at a neighborhood fete which had a second hand book stall. No more reading dust jackets to try to remember if I already have the book or not. It is simply fantastic. Enjoy
    Web-based LibraryThing.com does the same thing and hosts your list of books for you - no need to waste coveted drive space on your phone or tablet with an app and content. When shopping for books, which I do often, I just use my iPhone4 to check my LT account to see if I already have the book. With nearly 2000 paper books its very hard to remember what I have, what I want, and what I need .

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Alternative

    Web-based LibraryThing.com does the same thing and hosts your list of books for you - no need to waste coveted drive space on your phone or tablet with an app and content. When shopping for books, which I do often, I just use my iPhone4 to check my LT account to see if I already have the book. With nearly 2000 paper books its very hard to remember what I have, what I want, and what I need .


    Hi, I have just checked this out, it's quite something. I wish I'd heard about it first. I don't mind the space on my phone and iPad being used, but still the forum and other content it has looks very enticing. Sometimes when I finish a book it would be good to talk to someone about it. And my it's great to meet someone else who loves reading and books. Nearly 2000 books, you must have a lot of shelving. Because of space restrictions I use to just give boxes of books away to friends, schools and charities. Now I have a library with proper shelving which I just love, but am running out of space yet again. Thanks so much for your post.

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