More people use ChatGPT to create and publish books.
More and more people are using artificial intelligence program ChatGPT to create books for sale. Despite the slow sales so far, many writers are still worried that the books created by ChatGPT may harm the writing and publishing industry.
1. ChatGPT helps create children’s books.
Until recently, Schickler never thought that he could be a published writer. But after learning about ChatGPT artificial intelligence program, Schickler thinks he has a good chance.
ChatGPT logo appeared in March 2023.
The idea of writing a book seems to be finally possible. Using artificial intelligence software, Schickler created a 30-page illustrated children’s e-book in a few hours. He sold it through Amazon’s self-publishing section in January. The e-book titled The Wise Little Squirrel: A Tale of Saving and Investing made Schickler less than $100. Although this may not sound like much, it is enough to make him want to use the software to create other books.
As of mid-2000, there were more than 200 e-books in Amazon’s Kindle store that said ChatGPT was a writer or co-writer. And this number is rising every day. However, due to the nature of ChatGPT and many writers don’t admit that they have used it, it is almost impossible to fully count how many e-books AI can write.
Some professional writers began to worry about the possible impact of ChatGPT on the book publishing industry.
Mary Rasenberger is the executive director of the Writer Guild. She said: "This is what we really need to worry about. These books will flood into the market and many authors will lose their jobs." Rasenberger pointed out that the industry has a long tradition of ghostwriting, an accepted practice, that is, paying someone to write a book or give a speech in the name of another author. But she is worried that the ability to create with artificial intelligence may turn writing a book from an art into a commodity-a simple raw material that can be bought and sold.
Amazon did not disclose whether it plans to change or study the policy on the use of artificial intelligence or other automatic writing tools by authors. Lindsay Hamilton, a spokesperson for Amazon, said by email that books in stores must comply with its guidelines on "intellectual property rights" and other laws.
3. Quick release
Amazon is by far the biggest seller of physical books and e-books. Its sales in the United States account for more than half, and it is estimated that it accounts for more than 80% of the e-book market. In 2007, Amazon created Kindle Direct Publishing, so that anyone can sell and market a book without looking for a book agent or publishing house. Generally speaking, Amazon allows authors to publish without any supervision. Then, the company shares any money with the writer.
This service has attracted new artificial intelligence assistant writers like Kamil Banc to join Amazon. He told his wife that he could write a book in less than a day. Using artificial intelligence image creator ChatGPT and instructions such as "Write a bedtime story about pink dolphins and teach children how to be honest", Banc published a 27-page inserted book in July.
Since then, Banc has published two more books generated by artificial intelligence, including an adult picture book, and more works are being published. He said, "It’s actually very simple, and I’m surprised at its speed from concept to release.".
Not everyone is impressed by the software. According to reports, Mark Dawson sold millions of books written by himself through Kindle Direct Publishing. He said that ChatGPT-assisted novels were "boring", and boring meant boring.
Advantages-a commendable good quality-are very important in the book industry, and advantages play a role in how to recommend books to other readers. If a book gets a bad review because of its boring writing, it will soon sink to the bottom.