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Instantaneous comments for an electronic book

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129168D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Sep-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 121K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The present publication discloses a method to submit comments to the author of an electronic book. A text area is included in the toolbar of the electronic book reader to enter comments and a "send button" is inserted in this toolbar to send these comments to the author of the electronic book.

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Instantaneous comments for an electronic book

A person reading an electronic book (e-Book) may have comments, questions or remarks to submit to the author of this book. But when the reader go on with reading, in most cases he forgets the comments he wants to submit and even if he remembers them, he doesn't remember any more to what they relate. Another problem is also to know the address of the author to send the comments. The present publication discloses a method to send comments or questions instantaneously and directly to the author during the reading of the e-Book using information that exist within the e-Book metadata. The idea is to define a text area in the toolbar of any e-Book reader in order to enter comments and to insert a "submit button" in the toolbar of the e-Book reader in order to send these comments in an e-mail to the author of the electronic book. When the user has a comment, question or remark, he writes it in the text area and presses the "submit button" located in the toolbar. The reader application will send an e-mail with the user's comments to the author of the e-Book.

Figure 1. PDF Reader Example

The user enters his comments in the text area and press the "send button". The reader application reads the e-Book Metadata and extracts the following information: - e-Book Name, - e-Book Chapter Name, - e-Book Section Name, - Author e-Mail address, - User Name from application data.

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