Illustrators, commerical artists, stock photographers, game art developers, and book cover designers are eyeing the dramatic debut of AI art with considerable alarm. Is the pushbutton simplicity of artificial intelligence about to replace professional artists?
Crowd funding isn't a word we usually pair with self-publishing. But it is a word that's becoming more synonymous. Platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Unbound are providing more options for entrepreneurial authors who want to give more to their readers and create a different type of connection. It's the Creator Economy at play. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors examines crowd funding for indie authors.