Bookchain & the MetaLibrary:
Can they change
publishing and reading?
This article was originally published in Issue 6 of Vagobond Magazine.
On December 16, 2021, Bookcoin launched as a place where readers could own a piece of the
books they love. Bookcoin was the genesis of the MetaLibrary.
“The Metalibrary is a dedicated space in web3 to memorialize books to the blockchain, offering readers the opportunity to collect them as Limited-
Edition NFTs, get access to exclusive, literary-specific utility, and experience a new level of ownership, earnings, access, and identification with the books that have changed their lives.”
Thus far there have been three innovative NFT projects from the BookCoin/MetaLibrary Team.
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Meadows. While not actually a book, this NFT project took key ideas from the book and made them into individual generative NFTs.
- MetaLibrary Founder Cards
- Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde NFT by ‘Rata’. The first ‘Read to Earn’ game including the before NFT for founders & buyers and the after NFT for readers who completed the R2E experience.
On deck is a marketplace, a collection from Alan Watts, and certainly more Read2Earn and innovation as well as the launch and distribution of the $BKCN token.
Will they succeed in revolutionizing reading, writing, and book sales? Only time will tell.