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What are Book Tokens?

With collectible book tokens, Publica is taking the concept of content ownership to a whole new level

With Publica, buyers can not only purchase a token as such, users can also instantly access the content of the corresponding collectible item with the e-reader app. Literally, open a one-of-a-kind piece of content on their device any time they want!

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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How does it work?

Content creators upload a book (or any other literary content), converting it to a rare, unique token
Buyers purchase collectible items from Publica's catalog, accessing the content with Publica's e-reader app any time they want.
Owners can re-sell a collectible item using Publica's proprietary secondary market, or transfer ownership rights by simply sending the token to another person.

Benefits for creators and buyers

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.


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


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


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.


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.


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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Authors about Publica

As an author and entrepreneur, I am always looking for new ways to reach my readers. The blockchain allows authors an unprecedented and original way to crowdfund and distribute their books.

I'm looking forward to embracing blockchain for books and Publica is the leading platform to do this with.

Sukhi Jutla

Author, marketer and speaker


Publica Team

We started the Publica platform to help authors tap potential of the blockchain. Publica Team

Yuri Pimenov

CTO and co-founder


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

CEO and co-founder


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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