How NFTs Will Revolutionize the Book Industry for Authors and Readers

4 min readMay 24, 2024


The digital age has fundamentally transformed the book industry, but the introduction of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) is poised to revolutionize it even further. Before diving into the technical aspects of NFTs, let’s explore what NFTs are and how they will change the dynamics of the book industry for both authors and readers in simple terms.

Understanding NFTs and Their Impact

For authors, NFTs represent a revolution and a gateway to multiple streams of income. Traditionally, authors have relied heavily on platforms like Amazon for publishing and selling their books, often paying significant royalties to these platforms. With NFTs, authors can now earn perpetual passive income through royalties on every subsequent sale or rental of their books. This ensures that authors receive a percentage of the revenue every time their book changes hands, fostering a fair and transparent income stream that is recorded on the blockchain.

Maximizing Author Income Through NFTs

When an author publishes a book on the NFTBOOKS platform, they can set the percentage of royalty earnings they will receive from subsequent sales and rentals. This means that every time the book is resold or rented, a predetermined percentage of the earnings goes directly to the original creator. This system not only maximizes the author’s income but also ensures their intellectual property is protected.

In the traditional market, authors often see a significant portion of their revenue taken by publishers or platforms like Amazon, sometimes up to 70%. In contrast, NFTBOOKS allows authors to claim 90–95% of the revenue from the first sale of their book, in addition to the ongoing passive royalty income from subsequent transactions.

Empowering Readers Through NFTs

The traditional book market also presents challenges for readers, particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds or with limited financial resources. Buying books can be expensive, limiting access to a wide range of literature. NFTs provide a solution through smart contracts that enable books to be resold or rented after initial purchase. This system allows readers to buy books at a lower cost or rent them on a daily basis, significantly reducing the financial burden.

Readers can now engage in secondary market transactions, where they can buy books from other lessors at potentially lower prices. Moreover, readers can rent books for a fraction of the cost, making literature more accessible. These transactions are all transparent and ensure that authors continue to receive royalties, creating a win-win situation for both authors and readers.

Technical Aspects of NFTs

NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, are unique digital assets verified using blockchain technology. Unlike cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, which are fungible and can be exchanged on a one-to-one basis, NFTs are unique and cannot be exchanged on a like-for-like basis. This uniqueness makes them ideal for representing ownership of digital assets, including books.

ERC721 Standard and Proof of Ownership

NFTs on NFTBOOKS are based on the Ethereum ERC721 standard, which specifically addresses issues of proof of ownership through unique smart contracts deployed at the time of a book’s launch. This standard ensures that each book published on NFTBOOKS is turned into an NFT, providing a verifiable certificate of authenticity and ownership recorded on the blockchain.

This system prevents duplication and ensures that the original creator retains ownership rights. While ownership of an NFT does not inherently grant copyright or intellectual property rights to the digital asset, it does provide proof of ownership. Authors can sell NFTs representing their work, but buyers do not receive copyright unless explicitly transferred. This distinction ensures that authors can create additional NFTs of the same work if desired.

Unique Features of NFTBOOKS

NFTBOOKS stands out from other platforms due to its unique features designed to benefit both authors and readers:

Perpetual Royalty Income: Authors earn royalties on every subsequent sale and rental of their books, ensuring a continuous income stream.

Transparent Transactions: All transactions are recorded on the blockchain, providing transparency and security.

Secondary Market: Readers can buy and sell books in the secondary market, often at lower prices.

Rental Options: Books can be rented on a daily basis, making literature accessible to those with limited financial resources.

Certik Audited Smart Contracts: All transactions are conducted through smart contracts audited by Certik, ensuring security and reliability.

Revolutionizing the Book Industry

NFTs are set to revolutionize the book industry by creating a fairer, more transparent ecosystem for authors and readers. For authors, NFTs provide a way to maximize income and protect intellectual property. For readers, NFTs offer more affordable access to books and the opportunity to participate in a vibrant secondary market.

The vision behind NFTBOOKS goes beyond just supporting the publication industry; it aims to foster a community where education and literature are accessible to all. By integrating advanced blockchain technology and creating innovative income streams, NFTBOOKS is redefining the future of the book industry.

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