Introducing the book ico

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What is a book ico?

A Book ICO allows authors to pre-sell copies of their upcoming works as readable tokens.

By doing so, authors are able to activate and reward their early supporters, receive the funds needed to finish their works, and tap into the power of the blockchain.

By doing so, authors are able to activate and reward their early supporters, receive the funds needed to finish their works, and tap into the power of the blockchain.

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A Book ICO Is A -Step Process

Create your book’s campaign page using our easy to use page creator.
Set the token price for your project. Your smart contract will be automatically created.
Use proceeds to finish your book. When finished it will be published automatically to the blockchain and accessible to anyone holding your tokens.

Benefits of A Book ICO For An Author

Digital distribution

Automated distribution of ebooks to Publica e-reader wallets.

Tradability of your book

Your book now is a token that governs access to it. Millions of people trade tokens, gifts or transfer them to friends or needing libraries.

Transparency

Clear record of financial interest, sales, author and third party interest.

Community

Tokenisation of the book creates vested interest among your readers, who are holders of a tradable token now.

Global

Blockchains do not have geofencing. Publica is available worldwide without limits.

Ease of ownership transfer

To lend or gift a book to a friend you simply transfer the token of the book from one wallet to another.

P2P

Author-centric peer-to-peer financial relations between authors and your supporters.

Secondary market

Token exchanges will use smart contacts to apportion part of the resale price of the book to an author.

Decentralised

Smart contract that sells your books is written in an immutable, decentralised blockchain, nobody can shut it down.

New markets

Exposure to rapidly growing cryptocurrency markets. Book tokens are sold for platform money-exchangeable cryptocurrency.

Auditless revenue distribution

Integrate your publishing team in the smart contrast that will automate the payout.

End-to-end ecosystem

Publica provides both a platform to fund your project, and distributes your book to your community in a Publica e-reader wallet.

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Josef Marc

CEO and co-founder

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Josef Marc leads the Publica team. Previous teams he was leading are DirecTV, Verizon FIOS TV, Archimedia Technology, acquired by GrayMeta. At Front Porch Digital, acquired by Oracle, he designed systems and operations that preserved and made digitally accessible the ten-year videotaped history of the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. His first technology job was in a startup that was acquired by Sony to form its broadcast systems integration company in what the media calls an aquihire today.

At Sony he managed teams building two Olympics broadcast centers for CBS, several Jumbotron control rooms including New York Times Square, and innovative entertainment and interactive television systems for Celebrity Cruises “cyberships.”

Josef’s first career was in music and that’s when he first learned how publishing and self-publishing work. He and a partner wrote, recorded, printed, sold and shipped their own music on vinyl records until the manager of The Police, a superstar group, signed them to a publishing deal for his company.

Yuri Pimenov

CTO and co-founder

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A pioneer in Bitcoin trading technology and systems, Yuri Pimenov knows the blockchain revolution extremely well. His experience as the head of research & development for Latvia’s top brand and most popular website besides Google led him through the technical challenges in machine learning, robotics, and high-load Internet technologies. Yuri is one of the few industry professionals who can be counted on to connect a grand vision with a real-life technical solution.

Yuri is a longtime contributor to the blockchain community with his blog and his Russian translation of the seminal book "Mastering Blockchain" by Andreas Antonopoulos. Before Publica, he was the CTO of a leading Bitcoin exchange. Other work experience includes peer-to-peer lending platform development, a national email server, automated magazine publishing, and Internet radio.

Antons Sapriko

COO and co-founder

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Antons comes from a technology background. His father made the first-ever dial-up connection in his country in 1986. Antons learned to code at 14 and won top places in Math Olympiads on the national level. He earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, a top-20 business school and started Master of Science at the IT University of Copenhagen.

Antons grew a company of two people to a hundred times that size and an industry leader serving the very top retail companies. Publica benefits from Antons’ experience in setting up workflows for enterprise-grade delivery to Walmart, Jaguar, Land Rover, The New York Times, Peugeot and many other brands and startups since 2003.

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