Paid Books is a simple bitcoin faucet where you can select a book and get paid to read it. It’s really that simple. So, what’s the catch?…
None. Simply choose a book and start reading.
To claim bitcoin you will need to sign up using an email address, so use a real one as you will have to confirm it. There is a timer of ten minutes per page to claim the 400 satoshi, but you can read ahead and claim when the timer expires if you want. Each claim accumulates on the site and payouts occur weekly on Monday if you have over 20,000 in your balance.
There are over 400 titles available across 16 genres, with more and more books are being added all the time. The books are all in the public domain but that certainly doesn’t limit the quality as some of the greatest figures of literature are here.
The classics section really is the place to go with names including Charles Dickens (Great Expectations), Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre), Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice), Herman Melville (Moby Dick), Louisa May Alcott (Little Women), Victor Hugo (Hunchback of Notre Dame), Wilkie Collins (Armadale), H.G Wells (War of the Worlds), and Joseph Conrad (Heart of Darkness). In addition, most of these authors have more than one title on the site.
Other genres and titles of note include:
- Adventure – includes books such as Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, and even Tarzan. If you are indeed a fan of Edgar Rice Borrughs, then you will be amused for hours in this section.
- Crime and Mystery – bulked up with a number of Agatha Christie titles and includes none other than Conan Doyle with everyone’s favourite detective Sherlock Homes.
- Horror – packed with blockbusters like Frankenstein, Dracula, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Even Edgar Allen Poe pops in with The Fall of the House of Usher.
- Children – featuring classics like Peter Pan, Pinocchio, and The Jungle Book by Kipling.
If you are still not sold then you can even read the Bitcoin whitepaper on Paid Books!
For me, the highlight is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde; the only novel from one of the greatest writers of all time.
And finally, in the words of the great man himself – “nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing”. So, can you put a price on having access to books like this, or can you comprehend the true value?