In this weeks Self-Publishing News Unique, ALLi News Editor Dan Holloway takes a look at Amazons brush with brushing and expert systems narrative advances.
ALLis News Editor Dan Holloway
It feels like a while since Amazon headed up the news with a tough week. A year or so ago French booksellers boycotted literary awards en masse because shortlists included books form Amazon imprints. No news yet on whether they will stop ordering from Amazon– either imprints or KDP print.
Amazon sought to stop first friends and family members leaving praise and then acquired evaluations flooding books at launch. The BBC has actually now revealed a whole seam of worrying unclean techniques on Amazon. “Amazons one action behind, and theyre constantly playing catch-up.”.
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What Is Brushing?
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AI is also at the centre of among the weeks big viral stories. The Guardian asked a GPT-3 (thats Generative Pre-trained Transformer, referring to the method it learned) AI to write an article. The topic was why human beings must not fear AI. The results are remarkable. The programme was given very little prompting and the whole web to gain from. The result is something that seems like it could have been written for a relatively good A level essay. AI is clearly here to remain in the narrative world. It would do us well to discover to deal with it.
Expert System and Narrative.
All of the above, and we havent even got to the huge Amazon story of the week. Before this week, brushing, like catfishing before it, was a word many of us werent familiar with. Which is why Amazon has routinely split down on its gifting rules, most just recently in relation to audiobooks.
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Amazon sought to stop very first pals and family members leaving appreciation and then purchased reviews flooding books at launch. All of the above, and we havent even got to the huge Amazon story of the week.
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It feels like a while considering that Amazon headed up the news with a difficult week. A year or so back French booksellers boycotted literary awards en masse since shortlists consisted of books form Amazon imprints. No news yet on whether they will stop purchasing from Amazon– either imprints or KDP print.
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