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Enriching printed book readers with Internet Service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000172801D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Jul-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jul-16

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method meant for Book publishers to avail their readers with internet service. This service would enhance readers experience with printed version of books and aid them with services to help reduce their reading/learning time e.g. search utility for backtracking, providing patches for misprint in the book, outlining URL references for easy navigation and many more. Almost all national/international publishers, rather than entering into e-book/p-book debate, prefers to publish their books in both genre i.e. in electronic format and printed format. This would just keep either genre supporters interested and satisfied. So the point to highlight here is: “Even if some readers are reading book in printed format, same book is also available in electronic format over WWW.” Admiring the stated fact, disclosed method devise an internet service which could be build on the top of it, to commensurate the printed book reader to electronic book reader.