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We are happy to announce the Authorship platform is now officially launched, as per our project roadmap. June 1st is the first day when authors can begin to register their books through our platform and receive 90% royalties for their ebook sales. We welcome all authors to register and submit their books for review (it only […]
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We are happy to announce the Authorship platform is now officially launched, as per our project roadmap.

June 1st is the first day when authors can begin to register their books through our platform and receive 90% royalties for their ebook sales. We welcome all authors to register and submit their books for review (it only takes 5 easy steps).

Currently, the platform allows authors to sell digital versions of their books, in a PDF format to readers all over the world. Translation licensing rights and print options will be implemented as well in the coming future once the registered books catalog and readers numbers has grown to a considerable size, getting authors one step closer to receiving full authorities for their works.

Authorship aims to simplify the book publishing process by giving all the authorities to the author. When an author publishes a book at the platform, he/she enjoys all the rights and does not have to comply with the complex policies of publishers, worry about the distribution or share the major chunk of royalties with the publishing company.

All the transactions on the platform are done through the use of ATS tokens. The ATS, an ERC-20 token based on the Ethereum technology, is a unit of exchange on a new Blockchain based book publishing system. Authors are rewarded with ATS tokens in exchange to book sales, while readers are able to spend ATS tokens in order to purchase books.

We look forward to be a revolutionary platform that facilitates and promotes the literary community across the globe!

Sincerely,

Authorship.com Team

 

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Step 1: Create a seller account.   Step 2: From your User Area, go to Books -> Add New Product button Step 3: Enter your book information (title, desired price, short and long description, upload book cover images) Step 4: Upload your book PDF file (Click on Add PDF file, then select Choose File) Step […]
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Step 1: Create a seller account.

 

Step 2: From your User Area, go to Books -> Add New Product button

Step 3: Enter your book information (title, desired price, short and long description, upload book cover images)

Step 4: Upload your book PDF file (Click on Add PDF file, then select Choose File)

Step 5: Add an optional thank you note or message to the purchaser of your book and click SAVE BOOK.

That’s all! Within 24 hours your book will be reviewed and approved. You will receive an email notification once this happens.

 

 

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We would like to update everyone of our latest decision regarding the scheduled ATS token burn. Yesterday, during our first scheduled token burn, we’ve seen a massive coordinated token dump followed by big buy orders happening at the same time through the exchanges we are listed (Bancor, HitBTC, EtherDelta). Market manipulators, through trading bots, took […]
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We would like to update everyone of our latest decision regarding the scheduled ATS token burn.

Yesterday, during our first scheduled token burn, we’ve seen a massive coordinated token dump followed by big buy orders happening at the same time through the exchanges we are listed (Bancor, HitBTC, EtherDelta). Market manipulators, through trading bots, took advantage of the sudden price movements and bought for very low just to immediately sell back to the highest bidders from market.

In order to prevent something like this and ensure a stable and fair market, we have decided:

-to burn only a total of 5M ATS tokens

-to burn tokens in very small amounts which will not create big sudden market movements, thus not create an opportunity for market manipulators.

-not to announce the dates/hours when burns will happen

-the 5M ATS will be burned throughout the month of May

Sincerely,

Authorship.com Team

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We are happy to announce Authorship Beta 2.0 is available. A preview of the v2.0 can be seen at http://authorship.com During the next days, all authors and books registered on our Beta platform will be migrated to the new 2.0 version. Following the migration, we will switch the platform to run on our main Authorship.com domain […]
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We are happy to announce Authorship Beta 2.0 is available.

A preview of the v2.0 can be seen at http://authorship.com

During the next days, all authors and books registered on our Beta platform will be migrated to the new 2.0 version. Following the migration, we will switch the platform to run on our main Authorship.com domain since we are approaching our official launch date (June 1st) and our marketing campaigns need to step up.

The new 2.0 version brings a completely new, fully responsive design, a new interface and new features (some yet to be activated gradually).

We also want to update everyone regarding our ATS token exchange listing process and upcoming changes, including a series of token burns.

An important step for the Authorship Token has been the Bancor partnership, which provides a joint token relay – a decentralized liquidity pool of ATS and BNT, enclosed in a Bancor-compliant Smart Token. Through this, any user can buy/sell ATS token immediately with/from ETH or any other token part of the Bancor network, securely and with no need of a third party exchange, fees or waiting times. It also provides traders with a stable platform to buy/sell tokens with no fear of trading bots, P&D groups or loss of funds.

The Bancor exchange widget has been prominently added on our platform main page and will be strongly promoted.

Besides the immediate benefit Bancor brings (liquidity), it also provides a stable environment for the ATS token to prosper. The ATS token is the backbone of the Authorship platform. A healthy, stable token is something not only investors look after but also authors, without whom the platform cannot grow. In order to bring the ATS token to a healthy, growing and stable state, Authorship decided to do a series of token burns starting from mid April, until June 1st, our official launch date. To prove our serious intentions, we’ve recently done a small scale test which we shared to the community.

The test however, proved to us something the community reported to us for months: a token’s performance is only as good as the exchanges it’s running on. The first important exchange to get listed on was HitBTC. Despite a pricey cost, Authorship kept to it’s promises and got listed on what was one of the most wanted exchange at that time. We agreed to a 6 months contract with HitBTC with the option to extend it to 12 months when the expiry time was due. During the 6 months when ATS was listed, we kept receiving complains about the trading, depositing and withdrawal of tokens/funds. Currently, it is assumed there are several millions of ATS tokens stuck on the exchange accounts from users whom deposits/withdrawals never been credited. Despite our attempts on reaching them ourselves as well, we didn’t hear more than the usual “we’ll check on it” (that is when we managed to get a reply back).

The latest increase in withdrawal fees has also made it impossible for small buyers to withdraw their tokens out of the exchange account.  On 17th April, our 6 months contract was due to renewal. To our surprise, we’ve been told that we can no longer upgrade the contract for another 12 months, as it was initially offered, that they only want to offer us an “unlimited” listing plan for a whooping ~ $200,000 fee.

Considering the assumed millions of missing ATS tokens, the increased deposit/withdrawal fees, the suspect and mainly unusual trading habits, the pump & dump groups, their usual lack of responsiveness and their newly breach of agreement and $200,000 claim, Authorship decided not to agree with a contract renewal. When and if they wish to delist ATS after 17th April, is at their discretion. We inquired about but they refused to offer us an answer as this time and we’ve been left with a “we’ll let you know”. A series of token burns done through Bancor will be our first move after the assumed delist to stabilize the token to it’s real value.

Authorship can grow as a platform, as a community and as a stable and valuable project, but only if we take good care about the exchanges we’ll get listed on in the future. For this, we have decided to hire the services of a third party company to get listed only on major exchanges, with a good community feedback and reach a listing agreement.

The Bancor partnership was a first step in the right direction and we’ll continue this by making sure that both the upcoming platform but also upcoming exchanges will follow the same direction.

Sincerely,

Authorship.com Team

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We are happy to announce Authorship is going to partner with Bancor in order to create a joint Token Relay – a decentralized liquidity pool of ATS and BNT, enclosed in a Bancor-compliant Smart Token. This Token Relay will hold two connector balances, one in ATS and one in BNT, each at a 50% weight, and will enable […]
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We are happy to announce Authorship is going to partner with Bancor in order to create a joint Token Relay – a decentralized liquidity pool of ATS and BNT, enclosed in a Bancor-compliant Smart Token. This Token Relay will hold two connector balances, one in ATS and one in BNT, each at a 50% weight, and will enable users to quickly transform their Ether or BNT (or any other token on the Bancor Network) into/from ATS through a widget that will reside on our website and Bancor platform as well.

We believe this partnership will help users buy/sell ATS tokens with ease, without having to rely on an external cryptocurrency exchange (how to use the Bancor app web guide).

Additionally, any ATS or BNT holder will be able to provide liquidity for this Token Relay, collecting a share of conversion fees over time. Conversion fees of 0.1% will be charged.

We are excited about this step and look forward to bringing everyone more news about it!

UPDATE: Authorship is live on the Bancor network:

Regards,

Authorship.com

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We are happy to announce the Authorship Beta platform is open: http://beta.authorship.com While the Beta is still a work in progress, with changes and important updates coming monthly, the Beta version is fully working and allows: Authors and Publishers to register and list their eBooks (.PDF files) for sale. Authors and Publishers to sell translation license […]
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We are happy to announce the Authorship Beta platform is open: http://beta.authorship.com

While the Beta is still a work in progress, with changes and important updates coming monthly, the Beta version is fully working and allows:

  • Authors and Publishers to register and list their eBooks (.PDF files) for sale.
  • Authors and Publishers to sell translation license rights to their eBooks. 
  • Translators to register and buy licensing rights for eBooks and list the translated eBook for sale through the Authorship platform.
  • Readers to register and purchase eBooks with ATS Tokens.

All payments on the platform are done exclusively in the form of ATS tokens.

Authors are welcome to begin submitting their books. In the following days we will start a marketing campaign dedicated to authors in order to build an initial books catalog. Once a minimum number of books have been listed a second marketing campaign targeting readers will begin.

During Beta, authors withdrawals will be processed on the 1st of each month for the previous month’s earnings. After the final launch in June this will change and payments will be processed instantly between members accounts with no delays.

We would like to emphasize that the Beta version is a work in progress and features/implementation/design changes will happen on a weekly base as we evolve the platform into the final version. When important features are being launched, we’ll publicly announce.

Users Feedback: during the entire Beta period we’d love to hear back from users and improve as per your feedback. Please reach us at contact@authorship.com to share your thoughts.

Sincerely,

Authorship.com Team

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You can view your ATS token balance in your Ethereum wallet that supports ERC20 tokens by watching the ATS token contract. The ATS token contract address: “0x2dAEE1AA61D60A252DC80564499A69802853583A“ Token Symbol: ATS Token Name: Authorship Token Token decimals: 4 ATS is an ERC20 token, and can be stored in ERC20 compatible wallets.
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You can view your ATS token balance in your Ethereum wallet that supports ERC20 tokens by watching the ATS token contract.

The ATS token contract address: “0x2dAEE1AA61D60A252DC80564499A69802853583A

Token Symbol: ATS

Token Name: Authorship Token

Token decimals: 4

ATS is an ERC20 token, and can be stored in ERC20 compatible wallets.

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