JP2001331672A - Method for electronic commerce between electronic book seller and its subscriber - Google Patents

Method for electronic commerce between electronic book seller and its subscriber

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JP2001331672A
JP2001331672A JP2000151797A JP2000151797A JP2001331672A JP 2001331672 A JP2001331672 A JP 2001331672A JP 2000151797 A JP2000151797 A JP 2000151797A JP 2000151797 A JP2000151797 A JP 2000151797A JP 2001331672 A JP2001331672 A JP 2001331672A
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Hirofumi Saeki
弘文 佐伯
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Hirofumi Saeki
弘文 佐伯
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method for electronic commerce between an electronic book seller and its subscriber which enables the subscriber to select desired contents of electronic books with their headlines and easily subscribe to detailed contents regarding the headlines. SOLUTION: This invention relates to an electronic commerce method for dealings between a seller which sells electronic books of book publishing companies and subscribers to the electronic books by using a computer communication system, etc. The headlines of articles entered into electronic books containing daily events of electronic newspapers, electronic weekly magazines, etc., are sent to the subscribers (S1), choices of desired headlines are received from the subscribers (S2), and a payment system for subscribing the events regarding the selected headlines 2 is sent to the subscribers (S3); and the confirmation of payment wherein payment information on a credit card number, etc., is disclosed is received from the subscribers (S4) and the articles 3 regarding the selected headlines 2 are sent to the subscribers (S5).

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0001]

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention uses a communication system such as a computer to trade between a plurality of publishers who publish electronic magazines such as weekly magazines and subscribers who subscribe to the electronic magazines. On how to do.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art FIG. 2 shows a transaction method conventionally performed between a plurality of publishers who publish electronic magazines such as weekly magazines and subscribers who subscribe to the electronic magazines on the Internet. .

[0003]

According to this transaction method, unless the issuer confirms the payment of the fee, it is not possible to see the headline of the article published in the selected magazine and its details. Can not. Therefore, since the user purchases the article without knowing what kind of article is published in the selected magazine, there is a problem that the article to be read cannot be found after the purchase, and the article is wasted.

Further, there is a page which discloses only the headline of an article published in each magazine on the Internet. In this case, when the user finds a favorite headline, the method shown in FIG. 2 is used to subscribe to the details of the article relating to the headline, and there is a problem that the operation becomes complicated for the reader.

[0005] The present invention has been made in view of the above problems, and has as its object the purpose of selecting what a reader wants to read based on the headings of the contents described in a plurality of electronic books, and It is an object of the present invention to provide an electronic transaction method between an e-book seller and its subscribers who can easily subscribe to the detailed contents of the headline.

[0006]

The present invention relates to an electronic transaction method for executing a transaction between a seller who sells an electronic book and a subscriber of the electronic book using a communication system such as a computer. And in order to achieve the above purpose,
The electronic transaction method of the present invention according to claim 1 transmits a headline of contents described in a plurality of electronic books to a subscriber,
Receiving a selection of a desired headline from the subscriber, transmitting a payment system to the reader for subscribing to the detailed content related to the selected headline, and revealing payment information such as a credit card number from the reader. Receiving the payment confirmation that has been made, and transmitting detailed contents regarding the selected headline to the subscriber.

According to a second aspect of the present invention, in addition to the features of the first aspect, the seller is a seller who sells electronic books of a plurality of book publishers. It is characterized by. The electronic transaction method according to the present invention described in claim 3 is characterized in that, in addition to the features described in claim 1 or 2, the electronic book is an electronic book in which a daily incident such as an electronic newspaper or an electronic weekly magazine is published. The headline is a headline related to an article published in the electronic book.

[0008]

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS An embodiment of the present invention will be described below with reference to FIG. FIG. 1 shows a flowchart for explaining the electronic transaction method of the present invention. In the present embodiment, the Internet is used as a communication system such as a computer. As an electronic book, an electronic book that publishes daily events, that is, a magazine such as an electronic newspaper, an electronic monthly magazine, or an electronic weekly magazine will be described as an example.

[0009] A plurality of book publishers jointly become e-book sellers, and a homepage 1 for displaying headlines of articles on daily incidents published in magazines such as electronic newspapers, electronic monthly magazines, and electronic weekly magazines of each company. Provide. Each of the headlines is linked via a payment system for subscribing to a page containing detailed articles on the headlines. The reader operates according to the flowchart shown in FIG. In step S1, a home page 1 displaying a headline published in each magazine or the like is displayed on a screen of a display device using an Internet communication system of a personal computer.

In step S2, the index 2 to be read
Click on the mouse to select. Then, the seller receiving the selection of the desired heading 2 from the subscriber sends a payment system for subscribing the details of the article related to the selected heading 2 to the subscriber. In step S3, a payment system for subscribing the details of the article relating to the selected heading 2 is displayed on the screen.

In step S4, a payment confirmation, which clarifies payment information such as a credit card number, is input using a keyboard or the like. Then, the seller who has received the payment confirmation from the subscriber transmits the details 3 of the article relating to the selected headline 2 to the subscriber. In step S5, the details 3 of the article relating to the selected heading 2 are displayed on the screen. The contents displayed on the screen are printed and saved by a printer, or saved in an electronic form in a disk memory or an auxiliary memory in a computer.

As described above, according to the electronic transaction method of the present invention, a subscriber selects a headline of an article of interest from headlines of an electronic magazine or the like issued by a plurality of publishers, and sets a fee. After the payment is confirmed, the details of the article related to the selected headline can be subscribed on a communication system such as a computer, so that the subscriber does not need to purchase an electronic magazine or the like that does not include the article to be read. Further, even after reading, unlike magazines and the like issued on paper, the magazines are digitized magazines and the like, so that the organization is easy. On the other hand, sellers can provide subscribers with e-magazines and other books that meet subscribers' demands, so subscribers use more, sales volume increases,
Increase sales.

The seller may be a seller dealing with only one book. Further, the electronic book is not limited to a book distributed only through a communication system such as a computer, but also includes a book printed and issued on paper or a book obtained by digitizing a printed book. In the case of trading books printed on paper and digitized books issued by the present invention, weekly magazines, monthly magazines, seasonal magazines, etc., which are delayed by one or two weeks, monthly magazines, seasonal magazines delayed by one or two months, etc. It is preferable that the object is the same. Some of the payment systems are charged for each book, and others are charged for each headline. If you are charged for each headline, there is a benefit that you can read at a lower price and faster than purchasing a whole magazine. The communication system may be Fax, though inconvenient. Basically, any device having a function of displaying the content received through a communication line such as a telephone and transmitting a reply corresponding to the content is sufficient.

Further, in the above embodiment, as the electronic book, an electronic book that publishes daily events, that is, an electronic newspaper,
Although a magazine such as an electronic monthly magazine or an electronic weekly magazine has been described as an example, a periodic publication such as a manga magazine may be used. Also,
It may be an electronic book that is not a periodic publication such as a book or a bound book. In these cases, a summary or table of contents of the book should be displayed as the heading.

According to the present invention, it is possible to immediately read only the articles that each magazine wants to read at a low price.
Conventionally, many articles have been published in weekly, monthly, and seasonal magazines.Each reader reads only some of the articles that interest them, rather than those who read all articles. Seems to be more. Also, even in the case of manga magazines, only six or seven serialized articles are read with interest in a few of them.
A book is like a reality. People who are interested in purchasing the catalogs and contents of each magazine that are published in newspapers and other media before or after the publication date of each magazine and those who are interested but only buy one copy for only a few articles It is ridiculous for some people to give up on the purchase, but the latter seems to be much more common. Also, there are many people who want to read interesting articles as soon as possible.

[0016] In view of the above circumstances, for those who want to read only a part of articles and those who want to read it as soon as possible (for example, serial comics), use the Internet at a lower price than purchasing a whole magazine. If you can read it quickly,
Potential buyers of each magazine will make a partial purchase through the Internet. Of course, as a disadvantage, there may be cases where a person who has purchased a whole magazine will not be able to purchase it, but on the other hand, it is much more likely that potential customers will become actual customers with this system, and as a whole each magazine is issued It is presumed to be advantageous to the elderly. Also, if a weekly magazine, monthly magazine, seasonal magazine, etc., which is delayed by one or two weeks, or a monthly magazine, seasonal magazine, etc., which is delayed by one or two months, the actual loss of the issuer does not occur much.

If you look around, there are many people who want to read the article by all means, but actually stop buying the whole book as stupid, or go to the bookstore to trouble. I'm here. It is very convenient especially for people living in remote areas and overseas. As described above, according to the present invention, it is one of the features of the present invention that only the articles desired to be read from each magazine can be immediately read at a low price. There have been similar systems in the past, but all were done from the standpoint of selling magazines.
On the other hand, the present invention has been made from the viewpoint of the purchaser, and is essentially different from the existing method.

[0018]

According to the electronic transaction method of the present invention described in claim 1, the subscriber selects a headline of interest from a plurality of headlines of the electronic book, and selects the headline after confirming payment of the fee. Subscription of the detailed contents related to the headline can be performed on a communication system such as a computer, so that the reader can subscribe only to the necessary e-book, and purchases an e-book that does not contain the desired content by mistake There is no waste of getting lost. Furthermore, since the book is still an electronic book even after reading, it is easy to organize. On the other hand, the seller can provide the reader with an e-book corresponding to the subscriber's request, so that the use of the subscriber increases, the sales volume increases, and the sales increase.

According to the electronic transaction method of the present invention as set forth in claim 2, the seller sells electronic books of a plurality of book publishers. This has the effect that the reader can further expand the range of selection of the electronic book to be read.

According to the electronic transaction method of the present invention, the electronic book is an electronic book that publishes daily events such as an electronic newspaper and an electronic weekly magazine, and the headline is included in the electronic book. Since it is a headline related to an article published, in addition to the effects described in the above-mentioned claim 1 or 2, the reader is interested in daily events published in electronic newspapers and electronic weekly magazines. This has the effect of selecting and subscribing only to articles about.

[Brief description of the drawings]

FIG. 1 is a flowchart showing an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a flowchart showing a conventional electronic transaction relating to electronic book sales.

[Explanation of symbols]

1 Homepage displaying headlines published in electronic magazines, etc. 2 Desired headings 3 Detailed contents related to headings

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Claims (3)

[Claims]
1. An electronic transaction method for executing a transaction between a seller who sells an electronic book and a subscriber of the electronic book using a communication system such as a computer, wherein the method is described in a plurality of electronic books. Sending a subtitle to the subscriber, receiving a selection of a desired headline from the subscriber, transmitting a payment system to subscribe to the detailed content related to the selected headline, to the subscriber, An electronic transaction method comprising: receiving a payment confirmation revealing payment information, such as a credit card number, from a participant; and transmitting detailed contents related to the selected headline to a subscriber.
2. The electronic transaction method according to claim 1, wherein the seller is a seller who sells electronic books of a plurality of book publishers.
3. The electronic book is an electronic book that publishes daily events such as an electronic newspaper and an electronic weekly magazine, and the headline is:
3. The electronic transaction method according to claim 1, wherein the electronic book is a headline related to an article published in the electronic book.
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