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October 28th, 2022

NFTs Come to Publishing at PageBreak

The new PageBreak 2022 Conference launched in San Francisco Wednesday night with a reception at the Internet Archive and a delightful tour of the facility by the amazing Brewster Kahle. Here’s the conference program. I’m presenting Friday on my new pet topic: NFTs and publishing. The session description is “NFTs, blockchain, crypto, Web 3 are…

October 16th, 2022

A Fascinating NFT/Publishing Startup

My news story about Book.io has just been published in Publishers Weekly (PW), in the weekly print edition and online. It was prompted by the news that Ingram has made an investment in the company, and anything that Ingram invests in is going to draw the publishing industry’s attention. (And now, a day after this…

January 17th, 2022

The Intersection of AI & Audiobooks

Last October I wrote an article for Publishers Weekly, “AI Comes to Audiobooks.” With the growth of audiobooks continuing at scale, it’s not surprising that some enterprising vendors would start to explore where AI might enable the audiobook production process. It comes down to using synthetic voices to supply the narration. Synthetic voices have come…

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