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Book cover of the Backpacker’s Guide to Europe – Nomadic Matt
Book ico title

Backpacker’s Guide to Europe


Matthew Kepnes or Nomadic Matt

Book cover of the Backpacker’s Guide to Europe – Nomadic Matt
Portrait picture of Nomadic Matt
Portrait picture of Nomadic Matt

I’ve visited Europe every summer for the past decade and always find something new that blows my mind. In this guide, you will find my very best budget tips, money saving advice, tips on places to stay, things to see and do, and where to eat.

It doesn’t matter what type of vacation you are going on – cruise, backpacking trip, island getaway, 2 week holiday, round the world trip, or a family vacation.

This Guide To Europe will give you all the information you need for your trip so you can travel better, longer, cheaper.

Book ICO progress


Tokens for sale: 1000 | Hard Cap in USD: $10,000

Book ICO closes on 20th June 2018

ABOUT the Author

Matthew is an American travel expert, New York Times bestselling author, and blogger. He and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, CNN, National Geographic, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and BBC.

ICO Structure

To be sold in the book ICO
BOOK tokens are ERC20 tokens with a fixed supply.
Publica's app lets you read a book if you have stored that book's token in your wallet. It serves as a cryptographic access key to the book file. Books will now become ownable and readable on the Blockchain.
1000 Tokens
10 USD per one BOOK Token

What is a Book ICO?

Book ICO is
the next generation Kickstarter for eBooks.

ICOs took 2017 by storm. Book ICO is the next generation Kickstarter for eBooks. When your book is a token on a blockchain, you can pre-sell it to your followers, who support you and look forward to release.

Funds can help to increase the quality of self-publishing titles and help some books which would never be published to see the light of the day.

When you buy a token or several tokens, it will be your access key to download the book to your Publica reader available for Android and iOS.

You can also send the token and therefore the book to a friend, unlike any conventional ebook.

You can also sell it on the secondary token exchange and depending on the total circulation of the book tokens, your token can even grow in value if the book becomes collectable.


How to participate in a Book ICO?

To participate in a Book ICO you'll need to create a wallet and buy PBL tokens, which is the currency used on Publica’s platform.

When you have your PBL tokens, click the link to "Participate in Book ICO" and follow this tutorial.

You will receive a BOOK token (or several tokens) that are your access keys to a the book's contents and you'll be able to read the book on your Android or iOS device, and send the book to your friends, or even sell a book on a secondary market.

Where can I create a wallet?

You can create a wallet right after installing Publica app (follow these instructions), use any other ERC20 compatible wallet (we recommend MyEtherWallet) or import already existing cryptocurrency wallet.

Where can I buy PBL tokens?

To participate in a book ICO you will need to buy PBL tokens (we also refer to them as Pebbles). This is the currency used on Publica’s platform. You can buy Pebbles from several cryptocurrency exchanges such as Kucoin, Cryptopia and Cryptology exchanges. See detailed instructions on how to buy PBL tokens.

Where can I read a book?

In order to read a book you will need to install Publica’s e-reader app. You can install the app on any Android or iOS device.

Watch this tutorial on how to install the app and read a book.

You can download and install the e-reader app for your Android or iOS device.

What is a Book token?

A book token is an Ethereum ERC20 token that represents access to a unique piece of digital content. A token is therefore a unique access key. Each book is assigned a unique book token. This book token can only ever be purchased once at any one time. You can buy several book tokens (book copies), give away or sell your books anytime you wish to do so.

Why do I need PBL tokens?

PBL tokens are the Publica platform's internal currency. Readers use PBL tokens to participate in Book ICOs on the Publica platform, or to purchase any book listed in the Publica apps.

Authors receive their revenue in PBL tokens so they have full control over their finances.

Why do you need cryptocurrencies and blockchain?

By using cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology we can now introduce immediate and direct transactions between authors and readers, bring trust and transparency into the ecosystem as well as give authors tools to set up their own business models by using smart-contracts. This allows authors to sell directly to their readers at an unprecedented and scalabe level.

With no middleman, authors are in full control of their author business. Blockchain empowers authors by placing them at the heart of the financial model.