The 49 million books currently available on Kindle are about to increase in number. Drastically. Because there are now A.I. programs for writing, editing and marketing a novel. Bing A.I. tells me, “Some authors have used ChatGPT to write and publish e-books on Amazon in a matter of hours.”
ChatGPT launches boom in AI-written e-books on Amazon
Book writing may turn from a craft into a commodity, says Mary Rasenberger, executive director of the Authors Guild, in a Reuters article.
If you’re interested in how, here’s a blog to begin learning.
Or you can check YouTube, TikTok and Reddit for hundreds of tutorials.
The technology is too new for me to really know what to expect, but personally, I don’t expect more of people then they’ve shown in the past. Meaning, I expect bad books with catchy covers and click-bait titles. Anything to make money.
Real authors should survive because those who become known for good stories will attract a following. Readers exercising good judgement will always be able to find good books.
The thing to remember is that while A.I. excels at analytic tasks, it falters miserably at taking that first step of creativity and originality. A.I. may analyze and imitate Dhalgren, or Catch-22, or Ulysses, but it cannot originate them.
A.I. only seems like a wizard. It is a computer program. It has no consciousness. A.I. will be used to automate tasks, to sell things, and to convince the vox populi that it knows better than they.
But there is always a man behind the wizard’s curtain.
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