Gilgamesh is the project aimed to create a blockchain platform that will link writers and readers directly, benefiting both sides. The platform will work with use of blockchain, Ethereum smart contracts and the GIL token, which will be the main part of the platform ecosystem.
Internet space lack a convenient platform for interaction between authors of books and their readers. Until now, the outdated and impractical platforms are offered for the book community.
The Gilgamesh project team identifies several serious shortcomings of the book platforms:
This platform will unite readers, critics, authors and sellers of services related to literature sphere and will also help users in becoming more educated and informed. This platform will be a source of knowledge, organizing a reliable information medium, transforming publishing activities and interaction of members with using the blockchain technology.
Each user receives tokens in different sizes depending on the action. Thus, tokens are paid for writing a review or any other type of book overview, also for buying it, for inviting friends to the application and etc. In addition, if other users of the platform are liking or commenting on your reviews or other actions, the GIL tokens are also credited to the account.
Naturally, GIL was created in order to spend it. But how exactly can this be done? The platform provides many options. First, readers can buy books they like with the help of tokens. All other options concern authors. In order to create and sell the book, the author can pay tokens for the services of the publishers: the editor, the copywriter, the printer, the marketer, the distributor, etc. The publication of the book in the application will also cost him a certain amount of GIL tokens.
Gilgamesh will become the ecosystem of an affordable and open market that has incentives for each of the participants to obtain commensurate payment of their labor in GIL tokens through smart contracts.
The first stage of the project will be aimed at forming an active user community for sharing knowledge with the possibility of earning money. Moreover this platform meets the needs of this field in a platform that will allow readers quickly and easily exchange opinions and criticisms.
The second stage will be aimed at creating a network that should exclude the participation of intermediaries in publishing and give authors the opportunity to receive greater financial support and remove obstacles that prevent people from receiving and transmitting information.
With the advantages of the Etherium network, blockchain technology and the IPFS protocol, the publishing tools available on the Gilgamesh platform will eliminate the need of authors to ask for help of traditional mediators. It will give society a higher level of interaction between authors and reading fans through direct communication.
V1. Release Plato
Plato is the earliest version of the IOS application that will be released to the public.
The first-ever censorship-free, knowledge-based social network app that connects readers, critics, and authors in a cohesive experience and rewards participants GIL tokens — powered by Ethereum smart contracts.
V2. Release Shakespeare
Shakespeare will expand the Gilgamesh IOS application with new features including book collections, messaging, user-generated book summaries, extract quotes feature, in-app book purchases, and synopsis or excerpt previews. Users will also be able to post quotes, pictures, and videos on their timelines.
V3. Release Homer
Homer will integrate the self-publishing platform with the Gilgamesh application. Users can connect with service providers to publish, market, and distribute books, essentially removing the middleman.
A self-publishing marketplace removes the middleman (publishers) from the publishing process, creating a censorship-free platform and community for authors and service providers.
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