The Network State Book

A book by Balaji S. Srinivasan (@balajis) on how to start a new country. Now available on Kindle and for free at

The Network State Book

Update - July 4, 2022
The Network State is now out and it's a WSJ bestseller! You have three options if you want to read it:

Think of this as a v1. We plan to release hardcover and Audible editions with significant updates. If you want to be notified when these come out, put in your email at

I've been quiet for a while because we've been pulling together a book. It's called The Network State, it's coming out on July 4, 2022, and it's now available for preorder on Amazon.

As of this writing it's #5 on Amazon Kindle globally (!) as a preorder, which is pretty cool. We will be releasing paperback and Audible versions eventually. And if we get to #1 on Amazon Kindle, we'll also do a commemorative NFT, as discussed in this fun little thread.

What should you do?

  1. You can preorder the book here.
  2. If that doesn't work on mobile, try logging into Amazon on a desktop browser. The book should be there.
  3. Optionally, you can then drop your ENS name (like yourname.eth) into this thread. We'll use it if we send an NFT.

By the way, why might you need to use a desktop browser? Because Amazon and Apple can't agree on fees, so the Amazon iOS app doesn't allow people to buy ebooks. Silly, I know.

The Tweets

Check out what Twitter is saying about The Network State: