NFT Research for Writers and Book Lovers
Resources for authors and readers interested in getting started with understanding NFTs, as well as a list of bookish projects in the NFT literary space. Periodically updated with new links.
Book + Art + Internet + Money = NFT?
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***If you know of other cool bookish NFT projects or resources, please share them in the comments and I’ll add them to this guide.
Video explaining the different types of NFTs: 13 Types of NFTS
NFT Glossary of Terms: https://social-lady.com/the-ultimate-glossary-of-nft-terms/
Guides to the Basics:
PDF on what makes a good NFT project from shroom clubhouse and NFTea — https://www.mediafire.com/file/shbedse0pdph2z5/What+makes+a+good+NFT+project+by+EC+NFTea+(Watermarked).pdf/file
NFT and crypto taxes by Coinbase — https://www.coinbase.com/bytes/archive/crypto-tax-guide-2021-2022
DAOs explained —
Discussion Deep Dive into Cyber security for NFTs: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1yNxaYkmbdWxj
NFT Tik Tok guide to minting and installing a wallet:
Primary NFT Marketplace Platforms:
Great general platform, has a mobile app, generally easy to use. Gas fees come after mint and during sales.
The most popular platform and home of many popular collections.
Hosts multiple blockchains and accepts payment in different cryptos
Fastest platform and must user friendly.
Aggregates the NFTs from other platforms, so is like the google of NFTs.
Accepts many many coins.
More of an indie artist, 1/1 feel.
Pay gas fees upfront before you mint, so NFTs can be cheaper for those who buy and sell.
No mobile app.
A bit slow compared to Opensea, but has more of a curated experience.
Focused on fine art
Very curated experience
No mobile app.
Slower than OpenSea
Hosts different cryptos
Has a janky mobile app
Extra-committed to decentralization and has a Dao with its own coin holders to make it have more community governance.
Focused on training people how to mint their own NFTs and guiding creators through the process.
Has hosted big A-lister projects like Beeple.
More of an approval process and verification process than other platforms.
Multiple blockchains supported
Has curated projects, partner projects, and open projects
No mobile app.
Backed by Mark Cuban, but based in Singapore
Has a paid advertising and concierge, tech support option for creators
Has the feel of OpenSea
No mobile app
Specifically for authors and books.
Bookish or Reader-focused NFTS:
Mirror XYZ - Decentralized kickstarter for writers
2nd biggest in the book NFT space, has had some major sales.
Has its own token and DAO
Biggest player in the book NFT space so far.
Plans to build a MetaLibrary
Has partnered with author Mark Manson to release NFT collection
NFT and storytelling space replay: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1vOxwyNQmdbGB
LitHub’s take on NFTs and literature.
Australian startup aiming to create a blockchain of NFT books with its own crypto currency where authors mint and sell books and readers and translators will also earn coins from reading, reviewing, and translating books and can resell or share books for free. Startup phase only.
Based in Barcelona
Idea is similar to Mirror
Has a marketplace operating currently, but won’t let you look without connecting a wallet.
VerseVerse — poetry NFT community.
Artist using short text in NFTs- https://twitter.com/pgervois
Literary Journal Sterling Clack Clack proposes to tokenize their journal.
NFT claiming to be the first book NFT.
CryptoVerses — The entire Bible as an NFT Project.
Poetry written by artificial intelligence NFT project:
Cool Lesser-Known NFT Things:
My NFT Storytellers list of all the NFT projects I’m following on Twitter: https://twitter.com/i/lists/1510741371811995651
Twin flame art series of photographs of twins: https://decrypt.co/92463/justin-aversano-quantum-art-ethereum-nft-platform-7-5m
Magic Mushroom Clubhouse background— https://medium.com/the-clubhouse/we-the-mushrooms-6ef19692da2a
NFT Academy — https://twitter.com/thenft_academy Training program utility NFT that if you buy it you can join a course to learn more about how to make your first NFT.
Article on Warren Buffet’s granddaughter who makes NFTs and lives in a tiny house. https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b1tqkrl2nvxzgl/Warren-Buffett-May-Not-Be-Into-Crypto-but-His-Granddaughter-Is1
Jenkins the Valet Podcast by a guy who writes stories for Bored Apes:
NFT YouTubers I Dig:
This is by no means exhaustive, as there are so many YouTube videos about NFTs, but these three channels come to mind first for me. If you follow an awesome, diverse NFT channel with good info, please let me know its name in the comments.
Tom Bilyeu — The founder of Impact Theory has a gazillion videos about crypto and NFTs and multiple YouTube playlists concerning NFTs. Rather than offering how-to or explainer videos, he interviews the biggest names in the space. Hours and hours of free content on NFTs.