Blockchain For Books: Towards An Author Centred Payment Model

Blockchain For Books: Towards An Author Centred Payment Model

10 Apr 2018, 14:30 - 15:30

Olympia Room Grand Hall

Blockchain is widely regarded as a once-in-a-generation technological revolution, poised to fundamentally change how we use the internet and trade with each other. Most people know it for its role in facilitating the cryptocurrency Bitcoin but this widely applicable technology also looks set to disrupt book publishing again. The Alliance of Independent Authors believe it will and is interested in the potential of the blockchain to deliver to seek an author-led financial model, and maximize the value of the authors' intellectual property, moral and monetary rights.

This panel discussion aims to a) heighten awareness of blockchain for books; b) give an overview of potential blockchain opportunities for independent authors and publishers, with a publisher-and-author case study; c) highlight some of the challenges faced in ensuring authors maximize the potential of blockchain.

The panel will launch ALLi’s White Paper: Blockchain For Books: Towards An Author-led Payment Model.

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