You can definitely have free books on Amazon Kindle. I just downloded this book for free. It should also be possible for your book.
Mastering Monero FFS
Mastering Monero FFS
What is it?
Mastering Monero is your guide through the seemingly complex world of Monero, a leading cryptocurrency with a focus on private and censorship-resistant transactions. The book, available as an e-book and hardcover, will provide the knowledge you need to participate in the most exciting grassroots, community-driven privacy project.
Mastering Monero will be available in the Amazon Self Publishing Store, because the author cannot print the book. Every earnings from the book (the ebook will be free) will be for improving marketing, development and projects of Monero Community.
Mastering Monero will include:
A broad introduction to blockchain and the importance of privacy - ideal for non-technical users - along with a discussion about Bitcoin’s shortcomings and how Monero provides specific solutions
An explanation of the technical foundations of Monero for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects
Details of the Monero decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles
New developments such as Kovri, Bulletproofs, Multisignature, Hardware Wallets, etc.
User stories (illustrating how Monero protects your privacy), analogies, examples, legal/ethical discussions, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts
Basically, it's pure marketing for Monero.
Over the course of the past few months, during my work on Monero integrations, a lot of users and developers asked me for an all-inclusive resource that can help them understand pertinent details related to Monero. For example: How will Monero help us? How does Monero work? How can Monero generate addresses randomly? Isn’t Bitcoin anonymous?
I expect Mastering Monero to provide answers to key questions regarding Monero - keeping the target audience in mind. I expect the audience to be a mix of new, non-technical users and people who are more familiar with Monero and more technically advanced. Bottom line: The audience will be people who want to know more about Monero.
I am serhack, an Italian developer who is an active contributor to The Monero Project. I originated the idea for Mastering Monero and will be leading all aspects of the book’s development.
Q: Isn't the title too similar to Mastering Bitcoin written by/published by Andreas/O'Reilly?
A: Yes, the title is very similar to the Mastering Bitcoin book, but I can publish the book without any problems. I've talked with the legal department at O'Reilly. The title isn't and won't be copyrighted.
Q: Will the e-book be free?
A: Yes, it will be available as a pdf and epub file on the masteringmonero.com website. For Amazon Kindle users, there will be a nominal price (Amazon cannot accept $0.00).
Q: Where will I buy the book?
A: You will buy the book in the Amazon Self Publisher Store for a symbolic price. The earnings from the book and Amazon Kindle ebook will be for improving marketing, development and projects of Monero Community.
Q: You’re so amazing, serhack. How do you do it?
A: We do it together. Everything is possible thanks to this community.
Q: Why do you ask so little funds for this big book?
A: I think 40 xmr can be enough for my goal. Everyone should donate more on development project (Monero Research Lab). The book is pure marketing for Monero. Let's share Monero with everyone!
I hope I will publish the book until August 2018, the funds will be used for:
Design (covers, mockups, banners ...)
Main content (professional editor will help serhack for reviewing Mastering Monero)
Books free shipping for important and big meetups!
XMR REQUESTED: 40 XMR
If you any idea for marketing, improving and sharing the Mastering Monero, please let me know.
First milestone (1 XMR):
- Cover design finished by baltsar
Second milestone (9 XMR):
Content is ready
professional proof read finished (working on details);
Third milestone (9 XMR): - Design completed
Fourth milestone (15 XMR):
Fiveth milestone (3 XMR) :
- Book Releasing by Amazon Self publishing
Sixth milestone (3 XMR):
- Print 100 copies with Amazon
- Shipping to Meetups, universities and libraries
The "summary" (not finished yet) for the book
If you any doubts, questions or ideas, please send a pm to me (/u/serhack , @serhack_ or serhack )!
Can you build a code example of a wallet in python and php and put it in your book? I would buy that.
What do you mean by "wallet"? Monero Wallet RPC? There will be some examples in the 7th chapter :)
Please fork PHP Monero XMR version and I'll edit and add to your write-up if you wish.
What about a chapter with 'Best Practices' to use Monero in a safe and secure way(cold wallet, encryption and backup, node with Tor, ..etc)?
I don't see in your breakdown any cost for proof-reading. While i'm sure the community will help here, I think it's worth trying to source some professional proof reading throughout the process.