Publica's roadmap includes an end-to-end demonstration and then an Inaugural Library Of Books. We will want to include books that are "good to go" as well as book projects-in-progress, to illustrate the various ways that authors and readers can use the platform. Per the Publica Processes (spiral) illustration, it starts with the Author's idea, meaning, the author's business model. That may be as simple as a storefront to sell their ebook's READ tokens, or a crowd sale to fund an author's advance for a book project, or a new creative business model that Publica could implement on the author's storefront page and present to other authors as a business model template they could emulate.
After the ICO we'll want to engage authors like brainslam to pursue these models for the Inaugural Set. Albania is an interesting fact because at the outset of the Publica platform, it's most likely to be of interest to readers and authors who aren't well-served by legacy publishers, and that includes books that might be sought out by readers with a common language more than a common geography.
So brainslam's first step would be a letter to Publica about their idea. A book's topic won't be a criterion after the Publica platform is up and running and open to all, but it's of interest for the Inaugural Set because Publica will be publicizing it as part of what the platform can do for readers and authors especially in publicizing books more effectively than legacy publishers might approach it. Equally important in the letter would be brainslam's idea for the business model around READ tokens. We don't expect authors like brainslam to have a fully-formed idea about READ tokens yet, just an interest in talking about how the Publica platform might serve better than traditional online publishing's license models.Reply