This is the future Alexandria Labs wants to create. “We were really inspired by the ancient patronage model where the wealthy classes would support the arts so that everyone can access it,” says co-founder Amelie Lasker. Hoping to be the “great library for the metaverse,” the platform will launch with a small library of NFT books that anyone can read, but few can collect.
“We want to try different tiers,” Lasker says. “Maybe there’s a more accessible, more affordable version where it’s just the ebook, and then there’s a more expensive version that has original art or some kind signature from the author—or a unique piece the author has written into it that’s only for that one copy. That creates rare books.”
web3 publishing is revolutionary. finished editing a collection of stories today. minted them as a digital book via my own smart contract, where I own all royalties. shared it with you all.— Ana María Caballero (@CaballeroAnaMa) December 7, 2022
chose a price, chose to not token-gate.
I repeat: as an emerging author I chose.
Publishing with @AlexandriaLabs has been an incredible experience. If you're interested in publishing a digital book, I highly recommend reaching out to @AmelieLasker and her team.— Ana María Caballero (@CaballeroAnaMa) December 7, 2022
Excited to be at the forefront of blockchain publishing beside such incredible women founders.
on the left, the copyright page of my digital book. on the right, the copyright page of one of my forthcoming trad'l books.— Ana María Caballero (@CaballeroAnaMa) December 8, 2022
what happens when we somehow link an ISBN to a series of transaction hashes? when a physical book comes to include "collector" language?
what happens? pic.twitter.com/AwY89hm8sg
Congratulations, @CaballeroAnaMa, on your incredible sellout of "Tryst."— Keith A. Grossman 🟣 (@KeithGrossman) December 8, 2022
Amazing to see such an incredibly strong reception for Poetry within the web3 space. I just secured the last one listed on the secondary and cannot wait to read!https://t.co/j3t0XDThFw
Congrats to my friend, Ana María Caballero (@caballeroanama), whose book TRYST has sold out before even being launched (via @alexandrialabs): https://t.co/rEbkNj1JDH pic.twitter.com/yVurG1l7DV— Christian Bok (@christianbok) December 8, 2022
congratulations to @CaballeroAnaMa on selling out a book before it even launches!— theVERSEverse (@theVERSEverse) December 8, 2022
publishing takes new form + flight with @AlexandriaLabs ✨ https://t.co/P3hUI6TZQ4
YOUHOU!! Look what I just added to my vault of inspiration!!— | wordstobepoetry | (@wordstobepoetry) December 8, 2022
Not one but two ed. of @CaballeroAnaMa first digital book TRYST on @AlexandriaLabs (thumbs up for the smooth collecting experience)
Only 15 ed. left frens. Don't miss it :) pic.twitter.com/5kxB6JUHEr
Very excited to dive into TRYST by @CaballeroAnaMa this week ❣️ pic.twitter.com/oWFUN29BF5— Operator (@operator_______) December 10, 2022
Happy to have collected a copy before it was all sold out😁— Emanuel Souza.eth/.tez (@EmanuelAlqm) December 8, 2022
These are exciting times for literature
Congratulations @CaballeroAnaMa! Today I will start reading https://t.co/ZGJ4is14AQ
Congratulations 🥳— Soft Utopia (@soft_utopia) December 8, 2022
I just got introduced to the concept of blockchain publishing through your book and I’m so excited about it!