We are building our own audio-book platform. (And we need your help.)
Konsensus Network is the first bitcoin only publishing house that specializes in localizing great bitcoin literature utilizing what we call a starfish organization. Our team is composed of dozens of volunteers across the globe and it has expanded rapidly since we started in 2019 with only one title and are now working on around twenty titles across more than a dozen languages. The support and love from the bitcoin community has been humbling and we don't intend to let you guys down.
We are constantly looking for more ways to expand the reach of our books and as audio-books and podcasts become ever more popular, the direction is clear. We are building our own audio-book platform with the following core functionalities:
- Podcast mode - Listen to our books on-site like you would a podcast
- Download and go - Download our books in universal format to be listened on any device you like
- Social DRM - No cumbersome digital rights management using 3rd party software, instead we are trusting the game theory by including a piece of identifiable data in the books you buy. Share at your own discretion! (NOTE: most of our books will be DRM-free but some titles are bound by licensing restrictions so we are compelled to implement a sufficient DRM protection which we hope our portal will accomplish.)
Our timeline for the project is Q2-2022 and we offer early backers free access to all our future books forever!
All of our books will be made available in audio-versions eventually but we prioritize the release of those with biggest audience and / or the ones we can easily find the readers for. If you would like to be one of the readers for any of our books, contact us right away to get started! We don't shy away from hiring professional readers but prioritize volunteers from the community. This could be your chance to get your voice out there. Let's get this project on the road!
If you want to join our development team or you have some ideas what to include in our platform, do let us know! We are also always on the lookout for new translators, proofreaders and especially editors. Having top tier content is a prerequisite for a great audio-book experience.
We don't want to collect any unnecessary information but we do need some way to contact you for delivering the rewards or to refund your sats in the case we don't reach the funding goal in time. For this reason we ask you to note down your order information (preimage/screencapture with the date) that you get after a successful payment. Otherwise it might be difficult for us to connect with you for delivery of products or refunds. We are planning to build a registration platform later on where you can input your payment preimage / payment ID to claim rewards or refunds. For this reason it is very important to keep the order data to yourself as it is the only way we can identify you! If you want, you can always email us right after payment with a screen capture of the payment details and we'll note down your email and contact you later as things progress.
The Konsensus Network Team