How to scan books without ruining them? And also how to upload torrents?
After hating the idea of e-book readers (to be fair, the first couple I tried were slow and not good picture quality), I've spent the last few years using them extensively and they are great, and so I'm trying to get all of my old books onto ebook format. Anyway, there are some that I can't find online, so I want to scan them in, and convert them via OCR, but many of the books won't open enough so that all of the page lies plush on the scanner, so is there any solution other than manually removing each page and scanning them that way. The books aren't valuable or anything (or even rare, it's some science fiction books, and a few books of collected essays) but I'd rather not destroy them if possible.
Also, if I do scan them in, then I'd like to upload them as a torrent. How do I do this, please?
Thanks for any answers.