Now when you want to upload a DRM Book open it in some reader of your choice. Like for example kindle cloud reader for kindle books.
Then you start the OCR program, select the language of the book and make a screenshot of the text. The Text will now be copied to your clipboard or directly imported into a textfile.
This process can be automated with the Makro tool.
With this aproach I can import a book with 500 pages in round about 15 - 20 min. Without doing anything, because the makro does everything for me.
I know is not optimal but now you can import any ebook regardless of DRM or no DRM.
I hope this will help someone. For me it was a game changer.
I made a YouTube Video where I explain this in more detail:
Pretty sweet hack!
I’ve used a different OCR tool that’s free http://capture2text.sourceforge.net/. Not sure if it would work with the macro recorder strategy? It involves positioning the mouse and selecting the text? Anyway…potentially a solutions if someone is looking for a free OCR tool and wants to try it out.
I’d follow Peter’s link and give that a try first if it’s a kindle book, but if you somehow are finding that not working (pay attention to the kindle version and that it doesn’t auto update)… then this is a link to some free OCR scanner I’ve used in the past. http://capture2text.sourceforge.net/