I have never had any problems with those books. I guess it depends on the scanner. I scan all types of books, all sizes and typesets, and I don't have any problems with it. I won't even go into settings...I will probably lose myself. *L* Maithe ----- Original Message ----- From: Amber To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 2:35 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Trade Paperbacks what happens when you scan those books? The reason that I asked is I am having trouble to with a book that is a harlequin so I bid on a hp 5200 scanner on ebban and I won it so it may have been the book all along but I checked on the list of scanners that work with openbook and the one that I got from ebay is on that list and the one that I have is not. Amber. G. ----- Original Message ----- From: Becky D. To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 12:31 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Scanning Trade Paperbacks I have done some scanning of what I think is called a "trade paperback", which comes down to being a rather inexpensive paperback, about maybe 6 by 8 inches, like the Harlequin Romances are, for example. I think the print quality isn't great or something because I can't get a good scan. I'm most frustrated. Is there any way to improve the quality? I'm using Open Book 7.02. And, please, don't go too techy, or I won't get it! Thanks.