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An author using an author device may connect to a publishing network, which in turn may be connected to a number of service provider networks that provide services relating to publishing workflow (e.g., editing, typography, historical research, cover designing) and business (e.g., marketing, promotion, author events). The publishing network may provide a network portal for the author and network portals for various service providers, with graphical user interfaces for both the author and the service providers. The author can then select specific service providers based on ratings, posted service rates, special requirements such as time scheduling and genre specialization, and can hire those service providers to work with the author's on or with the author's manuscript through the publishing network. The publishing network may then generate an agreement and track its signing as well as other milestones in the working relationship.

Title
Self-publishing workflow
Application Number
15/142419
Publication Number
10015244 (B1)
Application Date
April 29, 2016
Publication Date
July 3, 2018
Inventor
Neil Balthaser
Montreal
CA
John Cronin
Bonita Springs
FL, US
Agent
Polsinelli
Assignee
Rich Media Ventures
FL, US
IPC
G06F 17/24
H04L 12/58
H04L 29/08
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