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Full text personalized books

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033711D
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 9K

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Abstract

This invention proposes personalized books where the "personalized information" consists of the entire text of the story. The purchaser writes the story's text based on the story's illustrations. The advantage is the greater amount of personalization that occurs with this type of personalized book.

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Full text personalized books

Existing personalized books provide very limited personalization.  They allow only a dedication, names of characters, and city/town name to be personalized.

This invention proposes personalized books where the “personalized information” consists of the entire text of the story.  The purchaser writes the story’s text based on the story’s illustrations.  The advantage is the greater amount of personalization that occurs with this type of personalized book.

Personalized books have become one of the uses for “on demand” printing.  Personalized books are targeted as gifts for children.  Existing personalized books allow the purchaser to specify a few pieces of “personalized information” that is then inserted into the story.  The personalized information consists of a dedication, characters’ names, and possibly the town name.  The publishing/printing shop then prints the purchased copies of the “personalized” book with the “personalized information” filled in appropriately within the story.  The hardcopy personalized book is sent to the purchaser.

This invention proposes a variation on this model.  It proposes full-text personalization of a story.  With this invention, the draft book consists of story told visually by a series of illustrations.  Each page of the draft book contains an illustration with a space at the bottom reserved for the story’s text.

The draft book is produced by the following steps:

a) Create...