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Ben Denckla

About Ben Denckla

Ben Denckla is an independent software engineer specializing in ebook creation without OCR. His particular focus has been ebooks containing Biblical Hebrew. Past phases of his software career have included realtime digital audio processing, build and test systems, and LAMP web sites.

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What Agents Should Know About Ebooks Made from PDFs

Agents, here’s what you should know about ebooks made from PDFs: they’re not perfect. Knowing this will put you in a better position to protect your authors’ work. While an ebook made from a PDF is almost certainly better than one made from a scan (OCR), don’t fall into the trap of thinking that it...

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What Authors Should Know About OCR

If you published a book before 2008, its ebook edition was probably created using optical character recognition (OCR). And if your ebook was created using OCR, it probably has typos in it. That’s the bad news. The good news: you don’t have to accept this situation. What’s special about the year 2008? Nothing, really....