What’s the cheapest way to scan a book?
Cut the spine off and run it though a document scanner. Seriously this is the best way. If your book is precious and you need to keep it in tact you have a few other choices.
1) Scan it page by page on a flat bed scanner.
2) Get an over-head optical scanner and scan a double page to save a bit more time. Fujitsu do an afforable scanner – www.scanner-store.co.uk
3) If you have lots of books or a library of them then you may need to invest in a book scanner with automatic page turning.