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Updated: Infibeam Launches Books Digitization Services, Print On Demand

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Update: In conversation with MediaNama, Vishal Mehta, CEO of Infibeam said that the digitization services being being offered by Infibeam are available as both free and paid services: the free digitization service will involve Infibeam getting exclusive online and physical distribution rights of the books, which will be sold on a revenue share basis; he declined to specify the revenue share, saying only that upwards of 50 percent will go to the publisher or author. Infibeam has created Optical Character Recognition software for all 22 official languages in India: "They're not perfect, and it's hard to get above 95% accuracy on scanning, depending on the print quality." Thus, they need manual intervention for checking and correction. He believes that the demand for digitization for textbooks will be greater. For the digitization into ebook format, they will target local publishing houses,…

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