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Authors A.I.

Alessandra Torre Unveils Machine-Powered Manuscript Analysis at Authors A.I.: The Creating Better Books Podcast with Howard Lovy

In the latest episode of the Creating Better Books podcast, ALLi News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy interviews Alessandra Torre, cofounder and president of Authors A.I. They discuss how the company utilizes nongenerative AI to provide detailed analytical feedback on manuscripts, aiding authors in enhancing their writing without replacing the creative human element.
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Lantern Audio

Inside the Audiobook Boom: Kevin Stillwell of Lantern Audio Talks Production on the Creating Better Books Podcast with Howard Lovy

In the latest episode of the Creating Better Books podcast, ALLi News and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy interviews Kevin Stillwell, indie publishing producer for Lantern Audio. They explore the evolving landscape of audiobook creation, examining the options indie authors have, the costs involved, and how technology is reshaping the industry. Kevin shares expert insights on the essential decisions authors must navigate in audiobook production.
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ALLi AI Guidance 2024

AI Guidance for Indie Authors: Practical Steps from the Alliance of Independent Authors

The Alliance of Independent Authors has been following closely ongoing developments regarding AI and authorship in recent months. We know just how important it is for all of us as authors to understand how to keep our work safe, and how to work alongside AI as it develops. So, in today's post we share five practical steps to stay safe and stay ahead, based on our AI guidance for authors. 
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Game Theory

Exploring OpenAI’s Game Theory Model for Fair Author Compensation: The Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway

In this episode of the Self-Publishing News Podcast, Dan Holloway discusses a new proposal from OpenAI that introduces cooperative game theory to determine compensation for authors whose works help train AI. This approach aims to calculate the specific contributions of individual creators to AI outputs and allocate earnings accordingly, similar to determining the mix of colors in a paint blend. Dan examines the potential of this system to fairly reward creators and its computational feasibility in revolutionizing how authors are compensated for their contributions to AI.
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Manga Publishers

Manga Publishers Win Major Piracy Case and AI Narration Advances: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway

In this episode of the Self-Publishing News Podcast, Dan Holloway discusses a significant legal victory in Japan where three manga publishers won $10 million in damages from a piracy site, potentially setting a precedent for how lost earnings are calculated in copyright infringement cases. This ruling could reshape the global debate over the impact of piracy on sales. Dan also touches on HarperCollins' partnership with Eleven Labs for AI-narrated audiobooks, exploring the balance between technological advancements and traditional publishing ethics.
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AI's Impact

AI’s Impact on Creatives and Substack’s Spotify Partnership: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway

In this episode of the Self-Publishing News Podcast, Dan Holloway discusses a Society of Authors survey revealing significant concerns among creatives about AI's impact on their work and income. He also covers the UK government's latest updates on AI regulation, noting a lack of protections for content creators. Additionally, Dan highlights Substack's new partnership with Spotify, which enhances podcast visibility and subscriber integration.
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Romantasy

Romantasy Rises as FTX Saga Concludes: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway

Welcome to this episode of the Self-Publishing News Podcast, where host Dan Holloway spotlights “Romantasy,” a blend of romance and fantasy that's rapidly gaining momentum in the indie publishing world. This emerging genre, now recognized in mainstream literary circles, is reshaping reader engagement and opening new avenues for authors. In addition, Dan turns his attention to the conclusion of the FTX saga, discussing the implications of Sam Bankman Freed's 25-year sentencing on the tech industry and trust in corporate leadership. The episode also explores the latest in AI advancements and the shifting dynamics of book sales, focusing on digital audio and eBook trends.
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Artificial Intelligence Act

Literary Groups Celebrate as Europe’s Artificial Intelligence Act Nears Law: Self-Publishing News Podcast with Dan Holloway

In this episode of the Self-Publishing News Podcast, Dan Holloway celebrates a pivotal moment for the publishing industry with the passage of Europe's Artificial Intelligence Act, a landmark legislation requiring transparency in the training of generative AI platforms, including the disclosure of works used in their development. This act, widely welcomed by publishers, marks a significant step in regulating AI's role in creative industries. Dan also revisits the London Book Fair, highlighting the Selfies Awards and the achievements of ALLi authors. He also explores various AI-related topics, including the implications of AI in legal practices and literary translation. Dan also addresses the underrepresentation of indie authors in a report on the UK publishing industry's economic impact.
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AI Disclosure

Navigating Amazon’s AI Disclosure Requirements: More Self-Publishing Questions Answered by Michael La Ronn and Sacha Black in Our Member Q&A Podcast

In this episode of the AskALLi Member Q&A podcast, Michael La Ronn and Sacha Black tackle the complex issue of AI-generated content and Amazon's new disclosure mandates. With the rise of AI in the creative process, authors face new challenges and ethical considerations. Tune in as our hosts shed light on the nuances of AI assistance in publishing and how to stay compliant with the latest requirements from KDP.
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