NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 2, 2018 -- Canadian-based Scenarex, a company developing publishing solutions with blockchain is launching the Beta version of its first solution, Bookchain®, this week. This release coincides with their presence as a sponsor of the Digital Book World event in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Bookchain® solution
Based on the Ethereum network, Bookchain® is an online ebook distribution platform that enables authors, publishers and content creators to publish and sell books on the blockchain.
Using smart contracts, the Bookchain® platform enables users to upload their ebooks and set the configuration of the security, traceability, rights attribution and distribution settings, introducing the optional feature of reselling.
Bookchain® brings innovation to the publishing industry by providing a flexible, secure way to manage digital books and empowering authors and publishers to alternatively publish their work while still remaining in control of the distribution. The platform has also been built to be completely cryptocurrency free for its users as to bring a seamless experience to the process.
Digital Book World 2018
As a sponsor of the Digital Book World 2018, Scenarex's team is spending the week in Nashville to promote the Bookchain® solution and talk about the uses of blockchain technology in the publishing industry.
As part of the pre-conference's program, Chief Commercial Officer Christine Joly and Chief Technology Officer Steve Breault gave a 2-hour workshop titled "Blockchain technology: How it applies to the publishing industry" on Monday, October 1st, tackling the basics of the technology, giving a live demo and answering questions.
As part of the Digital Book World Awards, the gala rewarding notable individuals and organizations within the industry, and as the newcomers of the category, Scenarex will also have the chance to present the Award for "Best use of Blockchain in publishing technology" on October 2nd.
Additionally, Chief Executive Officer & Founder Simon-Pierre Marion will be talking on a dedicated panel "How the blockchain changes book publishing and distribution" on October 3rd.
Finally, as part of the conference, Scenarex is offering a free ebook publication on the Bookchain® platform to every Digital Book World attendee.