Around April 2021, I decided I wanted to publish a book about the decentralized web. I had no influence on the space, but my unwavering passion led me to believe that it was attainable. I decided to do two things: Build a Web 3.0 education platform to blog the book and join a strong Web3 community.
This led to the launch of https://decentrapress.com/. As the name implies, it simply means a book publishing platform for the decentralized web. The concept of blogging a book is simple. Instead of using the traditional approach to writing a book by saving your written chapters on your PC or cloud storage, you can actually post them as a blog post on your book blog, chapter by chapter. That way, you are using a stone to kill two birds by building a platform and growing an audience as you write your book.
To onboard non-developers into the Web3 space, a lot of education is still required. The book will, in my opinion, serve as a layman’s introduction to the decentralized web.
The next step was to join a forward-thinking community in Web 3.0. After a lot of research, I chose to be a part of the Developer DAO. The concept of a DAO is one of the cutting-edge technologies floated by the idea of a decentralized web. By joining a Web3 DAO like Developers DAO, I was one step closer to my vision. After my research, I found out that I needed an NFT to get in, but in order to position myself for possible scholarship, I needed an ENS domain. I sold a few of my coins on Binance to buy some ETH. Then I transferred the ETH into my Mew wallet and used it to buy an ENS domain.
Earlier this year, I had a rare opportunity to meet Nadar, the founder of Developers DAO in Nigeria at an Open-Source event. I leveraged that opportunity to reach out to him and share my plans to join the DAO. He asked if I had an ENS domain, I said yes and sent nonstack.eth to him. He sent me the NFT. After going through some verification through the Discord server, I was finally a member.
At first, I was quite overwhelmed by the number of channels on the DAO. After a few days of being inactive, WiseTy reached out to me and scheduled an onboarding call with me. I missed the first appointment, so we had to reschedule for a second one. After the onboarding call, things became a bit clearer to me. I paid more attention to the writers’ guild. That’s how I got to know about the blog editor. K is an all-around great guy. I shared my plans to be an active contributor to the blog and he furnished me with a detailed guideline on how to contribute to the blog.
These are high-impact articles with over 2,000 word counts. I shared my book plans with K and asked him to be a co-author. Surprisingly, he agreed. If you know K, K is not the kind of guy that says “yes” easily, and if he does, he means it. So that “yes” meant a lot to me.
I don’t have a publisher for this book yet, but I intend to use the self-publishing route. I’ve done it before and was successful at it.
Recently, I reached out to RyanCoordinator and shared my plans with him. I was amazed by the warm reception and encouragement I got from him. He even opted to help build publicity for the book, hook me up with the best editors, and do whatever was possible to make it a huge success. In fact, his words rekindled a burning desire to go all out to make this a success.
I’m not even close to the brightest minds in the DAO and I don’t claim to be – I’m just a regular guy that wants to actually do something that helps people. With that said, I want to have as many co-authors as I can in this book, especially Ryan Coordinator, Nadar and K. This is just a tip of the iceberg. It is not about me. My dream is to see other DAO members become published authors with this platform. Authors can also choose to create and monetize a course around their books on the platform.
I’m sharing his vision openly because I want to gather as much momentum as possible as I embark on this assignment. I honestly don’t want to be alone in this. That’s why I wish to throw it open to the DAO. You can also connect with Decentrapress on her social platforms. I made sure that the name Decentrapress is consistent across all social platforms. I hope you found my Ted talk interesting. I can be reached via email at email@example.com or @nonstack on all social platforms. We can do this.