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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…

April 28th, 2021

Publishing’s Problem is not a Tech Problem

Three different items “crossed my desk” this week that made me think more about the role of technology in the future of book publishing. They’re from different sources, but the messages converge. The first item was a March blog post by Benedict Evans. (His excellent free weekly newsletter is a ‘must-subscribe’; the paid version is…

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