09864737 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 93 patents.

An author using an author device may connect to a self-publishing network and identify a content selection that includes text from the author's manuscript. The content selection may be presented to a number of crowd editors through their crowd editor devices. The crowd editors may submit edited selections that include edits to the content selection. The author may then select a first edited selection of the edited selections and purchase that edited selection to be included in the manuscript, which also allows the author to then interact with a first content editor who edited the first edited selection. The author may send the first content editor a closed bid to edit more of the author's manuscript, which the first content editor can accept or decline, or negotiate. The author may alternately send more open bids to all or a subset of the crowd editors.

Title
Crowd sourcing-assisted self-publishing
Application Number
15/142410
Publication Number
9864737 (B1)
Application Date
April 29, 2016
Publication Date
January 9, 2018
Inventor
Neil Balthaser
Montreal
CA
John Cronin
Bonita Springs
FL, US
Agent
Polsinelli
Assignee
Rich Media Ventures
FL, US
IPC
G06Q 20/12
G06Q 30/06
G06F 3/0484
G06F 3/0482
G06F 17/24
G06Q 30/00
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