DBooks: Decentralized Book Publishing Platform (Week 1)

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Funding Goal: 5,000 SBD. Campaign Ends: June 28, 2018. Payment Model: 46% to Influencers.

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DBooks: Decentralized Book Publishing Platform

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5,000 SBD


Campaign Ends:

June 11, 2018


Payment Model: Half & Half (46% to Influencers)
Influencer: Steemit / DLive / DTube (Agreement must be submitted with Influencer here)
Post Types: Mention / Vlog

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About

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The Dbooks project is an ongoing project that is attempting to build a simple and intuitive way to self-publish books and earn royalties and payments in perpetuity to serious writers on the Steem blockchain.
DBooks was borne out of several issues with using the steemit platform as a self-publishing tool:

  1. There is no way to automatically and intuitively arrange posts into series that would allow users read posts in order.
  2. Knowledge loss to time as old but gold article series gets pushed down the blockchain after they have paid out their rewards.
  3. Generally poor rewards for fiction and non-fiction series writers.
  4. The 7-day reward payout limit makes steemit an illogical choice for self-publishing serious work.


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Dbooks hopes to remedy these problems and many more by:

  1. Providing self-publishing tools for chronologically ordering publications into books.
  2. Promoting books by popularity and demand rather than the date of publication or popularity of the writer(s).
  3. Help accentuate 7-day rewards of articles posted on https://www.dbooks.org by means of manual curation with the @dbooks.org account on steemit.
  4. Extend rewards for Authors by allowing them to monetize their books and rent out said books to the general populace for a self-set fee, and also create a reward pool from the 20% service charge which would be distributed to the users every month based on the interactions their publications get. This reward pool constitutes 50 % of the 20% gotten. This we believe would help in creating a sustainable reward for hardworking writers.

By doing all these, we hope to build a world-class self-publishing company built with the steem blockchain and be able to compete with any other self-publishing platform/online bookstore in the foreseeable future.

We hope to be a self-sufficient company in the nearest future as we have clear monetization goals and strategies that would make our business scale easily and successfully.

  1. We charge users 20% of their payouts which is used for site maintenance and development levies, and also a share in the reward pool.
  2. We also charge users between 20% and 30% of their rental fees as platform fees.


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OUR FUNDING TARGETS

However, given that the project is in its infancy and most of these rewards are currently in cents, a serious cash infusion is needed.
We have the following funding targets

  1. 500,000 SP (steempower)
  2. 15,000 USD equivalent in SBD.

The 500,000 SP delegation would go into promoting posts written on the DBooks platform ONLY, which in turn would improve the writers 7-day rewards on steemit and also improve the DBooks reward pool which would be shared by the writers.

The 15,000 USD would provide much needed short-term cash injection into the project allowing us to do things like:

  1. Equipment Upgrade: Both in development equipment and hosting servers and storage capacity.
  2. Mainstream promotion of DBooks both on the blockchain savvy platforms and mainstream advertisement media.
  3. Hiring of ad-hoc dedicated front-end developer and graphics designer to take our front end design to the next level of awesome.
  4. Creating funds to help kickstart the monthly reward pool share thereby eliminating the time it would have taken to power down rewards for that month which would take roughly 3 months.

We are not looking at the small picture, and are looking for ways to make DBooks one of the most popular steemit tools in less than 3 months.

Stretch Goals


It is difficult to foresee a situation where we exceed our goals and have too much money at hand. But if we do, there are many options we can explore:

  1. We could power up the excess fund to increase our's and our writer's earning power.
  2. We could carry out even more mainstream advertisement.
    But really, our funding requests really shouldn't easily prove to be more than adequate.

Our business model is not without faults

  1. Books can be published entirely or in part on the steem blockchain, which means part or the entirety of the books would be available for free on the writer's steemit page. so users can easily search and find chunks of the book on steemit.
  2. This is a double-edged sword as publishing on the steem blockchain provides short-term earnings for both us and the users. So we can't explicitly discourage it or encourage it either.

But we have a good plan for each problem

  1. The double-edged sword has a simple solution. At first, our strategy was to hide our writer's steemit personality from the users, but we assume our users are smarter than that. So a new option is being explored where for each chapter of the book, only 1/3 of the content gets published to steemit, with the rest of the article hidden and can only be read via a link to our site. Thereby drawing in more users.

Rewards


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1 SBD: “Thank you!”
Estimated Delivery: June, 2018
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5 SBD: “You are awesome!”
Estimated Delivery: June, 2018
Get a mention on our steemit post appreciating you for your contribution.

(All larger contributions includes this reward)

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25 SBD: “You inspire us!”
Estimated Delivery: June, 2018
Get a mention on our steemit post appreciating you for your contribution and a branded T-shirt.Claim Reward
75 SBD: “We are eternally grateful!”
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Get a mention on our steemit post, a branded T-shirt, and names would be on our site as sponsors.Claim Reward
125 SBD: “Wow you just blew our mind!”
Estimated Delivery: June, 2018
Get a mention on our steemit post, a branded T-shirt, names would be on our site as sponsors and get a voucher to rent 2 books a month.Claim Reward
250 SBD: “Wow you just blew our mind!”
Estimated Delivery: June, 2018
Get a mention on our steemit post, a branded T-shirt, names would be on our site as sponsors and a free voucher to rent 5 books a month + a video/video call appreciation.Claim Reward


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2 big upvotes enjoy!

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I WOULD LOVE TO....

The Dbooks project is an ongoing project that is attempting to build a simple and intuitive way to self-publish books and earn royalties and payments in perpetuity to serious writers on the Steem blockchain.

This project looks very promising...

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I have high hopes for this project @hiroyamagishi

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I agree, once I get a new laptop, I fully intend to write my book and this seems to be a very promising project indeed!

Shut up and take my upvote

future will be really decentralised

Yes please!

this would be great for the community

seems great project. another edition on steem blockchain. lets hope for the best

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VERY HELPFUL POST EVER.THANKS TO SHARE WITH US

Great concept and step for peoples, I think it will create good relation between writers and readers on top of that the payment system on seem is awesome forget about visa/ mastercard, security pin and finally it will boost the use of steem.
Thanks a lot.

In regards to extending the payout, you hope is just using a tipping system, correct?
There is really nothing preventing a person from just exploring the blockchain and reading your book without 'renting 'it correct?

You'd need some kind of encryption and key system to really lock people down and enforce a rental fee.

It’s amazing , I’m happy with steemit platform I’m always adding very nice information about many things I never heard about , perfect post

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Thanks for joining steemit

Nice innovation

Great project. Have a couple of books that I'd like to try publishing on Steemit. What about audiobooks? @chronocrypto has been trying to create an audiobook space. Best of luck!

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:) In the works

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There is Dsound, too.

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True. Only I've got two audiobooks with commercial distribution. So it would need to be like Dbooks where it's copyright protected and sold for Steem. Not posted for Upvotes on the blockchain.

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Copyright is a dangerous thing.

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True. That's why DBooks and Daudible are so important to the Steemit community. It would help give the currency value if New York Times bestsellers could be offered on the platform.

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excelent..

Another game changer! Very cool!

a new concept by steemit just love it

Good work! keep it up.

I respect you at first because the book changes human life and makes the knowledge of wisdom. I agree with your writing. I want to share your post.

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I respect you at first because the book changes human life and makes the knowledge of wisdom. I agree with your writing. I want to share your post.

Nice good idea DBooks :D

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Am glad to be on steemit great platform

Wow this is awesome

Upvoted and resteemed, great post !

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since i am the new comer in this steemit. i always face many problems to working with it.and after reading your dbook formula i am feeling more confident than before. now, i am sure i can earn much from it by following your d book formula.really ,it will help me a lot . thank you.

d books is superb it will change the life of the new comers .and all will enjoy the best time by using the help of this.i need to be support of this book to make progress like you and want to achieve heights like you all in the great steemians in the list of steemit.thank you

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This might be wishful thinking, but I hope this project is successful enough to loosen Amazon's grip on the self-publishing/e-book market.

Sure we can make it, just by upvote.

This is a great post.
I like your post.

Congratulation

how to use steem it ?????

How can we earn steempower ? Im the new one and a lot of much users thinking just like me . If you answer my question I m glad to you.. Thank you ..

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Thank you for help my friend I hope I can succeed

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When you're new, you can't vote much without depleting your voting power so I say only vote 10 times or less per day, until you reach 500 SP (which can take a long time to reach without help from a big user.)

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I m glad to you my friend thank you very much for help and Please I want to be big steemer Can you help me by big steemer @ahmadmanga?

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have a good time~

I have a book I have yet to be published. Could I use this platform to publish my book? If so, what is the process?

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Project just started. You may publish when the project finish

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Waooo excellent project, thank you for thinking about the Steeemit reading community, I sincerely hope that it will be a total success ...Do not forget to include books for children and teenagers, my daughter supports me in steemit and likes to read a lot.

Interesting, I'll be reviewing and following!

fantastic concept, looking forward to seeing it succeeds .

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hell @hyperfundit.com your vote are really oxm and steem also,
Congratulation

That will be wonderful, I have some write ups on culture and modern world.

This looks like it could be a really great project for the SteemIt community!

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Te deseo exito en tu excelente proyecto ...

Te deseo exito en tu excelente proyecto

Excellent post friend, always following your work, from #Venezuela supporting you and learning every day more with your publications ... success
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The Dbooks project is a simple ongoing project that seeks to build an intuitive way to publish books and earn royalties and payments forever to the author .. I really like ... seriously in blockchain Steem.

This project looks very promising ...

Well done..!! This is awesome and interesting! Congratulations Great Article..!! =D

I love seeing how much progress is being made only on the Steem blockchain, this is such a great community! I can't wait for it to get out of beta mode, this is a great way to prevent literary censorship! :D

Great project!
I'm planning to publish my books as so I'm happy to learn more!

I don't understand why you guys need millions of dollars for making a such platform . It doesn't need more than some thousands dollars .
Shame!

Amazing to see this. I've been working on a dBook platform since last year. Can't wait for the healthy competition ;)

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great concept - will be looking into it

looks very promising - will be watching progress

Wow, another great steem project, BRAVO! 👏

So that's amazing and it´s go against do compensation way that the plataform have. Considering that after the 7th day you are not compensed anymore for you post. Something that no happen on plataform that have adsense compensation. That's is a great proposal. Success!

Wow, another great steem project, BRAVO! 👏

Good project

Good project

This is gonna be awesome. I’m going to keep my eyes on this.

Teach me your ways. Great account btw.

Great concept. Are you planning on doing print on demand and delivery books? I know there are still a lot of people like me that prefer to read a physical book.

Great concept. Are you planning on doing print on demand and delivery books? I know there are still a lot of people like me that prefer to read a physical book.

I really like your project, it benefits us a lot, I support you 100% excellent. Greetings from Venezuela

How does Dbooks compare or contrast with the LBRY library platform?

good post

I gave you an upvote..
I am new in here .
Please upvote my post ........

in my opinion , its seems a promising project and i hope it will be in trusted for all within some moment . i have a high expectation for this

I wish this project will succeed...!

good book

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Muy buena publicacion soy nuevo en steemit espero verte en mi blog para ayudarnos, cordial saludo

Love it. Hope that this succeeds.

#upvoted

I want to get a deck! Stoked about more games coming to the steem blockchain.

Love it, you have my vote.

This looks like an interesting project. I hope it succeeds.

Seria una buena opción e interesante para aquellas personas escritoras y lectoras de libros, para que realicen sus publicaciones y que al mismo tiempo le va a permitir al usuario hacer un bosquejo por los de su preferencia, buen post, felicidades...