When a user reads a physical book and attempts to continue reading via such a device, it is necessary for the user to find a location in the electronic book that corresponds to the page where they left off. Currently, there are no mechanisms to have a bookmark move from the physical world to an electronic book. This disclosure leverages short range wireless technology such as Bluetooth, to synchronize between a physical book and a digital device. The cover and spine of the physical book includes a Bluetooth LTE antenna and a low power transmitter. The current page number in the physical book is determined based on signal strength detected by the cover. Optionally, a special physical bookmark can be placed in the book to improve the fidelity of detection. The page number and book metadata are transmitted to a digital device that can identify the corresponding electronic book and map the page number to a corresponding location in the electronic book.
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Heath, Taliver, "Synchronizing Page Location Between Physical and Electronic Books Using Bluetooth", Technical Disclosure Commons, (July 06, 2022)