Revolutionizing Book Ownership with Blockchain

Collections 30.10.2023 Revolutionizing Book Ownership with Blockchain

In this article, we will explore the project, its philosophy, and how it's setting a new standard for electronic books.

With Kindle devices, digital books have seen a surge in sales, becoming a favorite way for many readers to enjoy books of all kinds. But did you know that you don't truly own the e-book you purchase?

The reality is that buyers don't actually own the e-book they've purchased. Instead, they obtain a license to access the book's content. This allows them to read the book, but it doesn't grant them the rights to resell, give away, or lend the book.

The problem extends beyond e-book ownership. Often, the licensing allows publishers to even remove the book from readers' bookshelves. These licensing imperfections affect not only books but also movies, music, gaming, and other areas.

What Is

Throughout history, we have witnessed how centralized control of information can harm societies, and centralized control of paper and electronic books is no different. saw the opportunity to leverage web3 technologies such as blockchain, decentralized storage, and NFTs to create what they call "Decentralized Encrypted Assets."

Thanks to and blockchain technology, people can now gain true ownership of e-books they purchase via, allowing them to give away used e-books to nonprofits and libraries, lend their books to anyone, or sell their titles on a decentralized marketplace as they please.

Additionally, thanks to blockchain technology, book owners can now join exclusive book clubs based on the titles they own or collect digital limited editions, benefiting from easily verifiable authenticity and scarcity.

Another benefit of using blockchain technology is that publishers, authors, and creators can open a new revenue stream, thanks to trustless royalty payments from all secondary sales.

To cover all the benefits coming from and its utilization of blockchain technology, we recommend reading the third chapter of Whitepaper 2.0.

As of October 2023, has successfully sold more than 117 titles on Cardano, Algorand, Polygon, and Ethereum blockchains.

The success of is confirmed by huge community and sold out mints, but also by the demand on the secondary market - just on Cardano, the secondary market volume is over 10 million ADA.


Twitter: @book_io

A few collections on JamOnBread:

$Book - Token for the Ecosystem

According to's whitepaper, a high percentage of purchased books are not read. The team aims to incentivize book reading, making it more rewarding and giving people the push they need to read and complete a book. is introducing a unique "Read To Earn" mechanism that incentivizes reading books through an instant rewards mechanism using the $Book token. This is referred to as "reader rewards" or "knowledge minting" in their whitepaper.

A total of 50% of the entire $Book supply is allocated to reading rewards, indicating a significant level of confidence in this mechanism. Isn't it appealing that you can read your favorite books and earn tokens as an extra reward?

The token is designed to have multiple utilities for both creators and readers. Just to name a few:

  • Creators will use $Book tokens to create Decentralized Encrypted Assets, access reading analytical platforms, and gain enterprise advising support.

  • Readers will be able to use $Book to purchase new titles (either fully for the token or at a discount), buy titles with $Book on a dedicated secondary marketplace, tip authors and other readers, pay for specific events and merchandise, and access social channels.

The $Book token was launched earlier this month in October 2023, and the team has successfully sold out the first mint using the $Book token as a payment method.


The team has demonstrated a clear vision of what the future of books and their ownership should look like. Their innovative use of blockchain technology, NFTs, and decentralized storage has paved the way for true ownership of e-books, giving readers the power to share, lend, and sell their titles as they see fit.

The introduction of the $Book token not only incentivizes reading but also adds a new dimension to the e-book ecosystem, benefiting both creators and readers. As continues to shape the future of e-books, we can look forward to many more innovations in the entire book industry!

Sources: 2.0 Whitepaper

Disclaimer: This article provides general information and should not be construed as financial or investment advice. Collecting and investing in tokens should be approached with careful consideration and research.