Project Gutenberg Produced 5,000 AI Audiobooks, but How Do They Sound?

Project Gutenberg's AI audiobook project is yet another instance of AI encroaching on the book industry. But how do the audiobooks sound? Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-11-22 11:36:00 UTC ]
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Project Gutenberg Produced 5,000 AI Audiobooks, but How Do They Sound?

Project Gutenberg's AI audiobook project is yet another instance of AI encroaching on the book industry. But how do the audiobooks sound? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-11-22 11:36:00 UTC ]
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5 Under 5: Audiobooks Under 5 Hours for One-Day Listening

If you're looking for the satisfaction of finishing a great book in a day or two, check out these short audiobooks under 5 hours. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-06 10:37:37 UTC ]
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After 4,000 miles and 5,000 book giveaways, Poetry to the People is back home.

On June 28, the Poetry to the People tour wrapped up its 4,000 mile round-trip journey from Brooklyn to New Orleans and back. It was exhausting and exhilarating. There’s nothing like putting a free book into the hands of someone who will obviously love it. The enthusiasm for story was palpable... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-08 14:50:37 UTC ]
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APA: Audiobooks’ US Share Up 5 Percent, 2017 to 2022

The Audio Publishers Association's Michele Cobb sees a steady gain by audiobooks in the United States' publishing marketplace. The post APA: Audiobooks’ US Share Up 5 Percent, 2017 to 2022 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-11-22 19:35:05 UTC ]
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How publishers like The Marshall Project and The Markup are testing generative AI in their newsrooms

Publishers including The Marshall Project and The Markup shared case studies of how they’re using generative artificial intelligence in their newsrooms for more efficient editorial processes – after some failed tests. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2023-08-29 04:01:00 UTC ]
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Rare Harry Potter bought for 30p may fetch up to £5,000

First edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone bought by UK book collector goes up for auction next weekIt is a book that has certainly lived up to its name: a rare edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone bought for 30p could fetch up to £5,000 at auction.The first novel... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-06-30 09:29:28 UTC ]
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‘AI Voices’ in Audiobooks: Storytel in ElevenLabs Partnership

Storytel invests in ElevenLabs, looking to offer automated audiobook readings and 'voice switching' for users between preferred voices. The post ‘AI Voices’ in Audiobooks: Storytel in ElevenLabs Partnership appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-06-13 21:58:52 UTC ]
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The top 5 AI marketing activations you need to know about right now

Bush's Beans gets a spot, a fake pizza brand pops up, Harry Potter gets Wes Anderson treatment and more. Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2023-04-27 09:30:00 UTC ]
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A Brief History of Project Gutenberg

The history of Project Gutenberg is connected to both the beginnings of the printing press as well as that of ebooks. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-03-15 10:35:00 UTC ]
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Audiobook Narrators Fear Apple Used Their Voices to Train AI

After a backlash, Spotify paused an arrangement that allowed Apple to train machine learning models on some audiobook files. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2023-02-14 16:03:54 UTC ]
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Nope, I do not like these AI audiobook narrators one bit.

Because AI is apparently just like us, it seems to have romanticized the creative fields. So instead of, say, figuring out how to help me dispute denied insurance claims, it’s more interested in writing children’s books, getting into poetry, and now… narrating audiobooks. Yesterday, The Verge... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-01-06 17:02:28 UTC ]
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Apple's new audiobook narration service uses AI voices

When you browse Apple Books for your next audiobook, you might come across a few titles with a note that says they were "Narrated by Apple Books." That's because the tech giant has released a catalogue of titles that make use of its new AI-powered digital narration service. The company said the... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-01-05 13:10:59 UTC ]
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Why AI audiobook narrators could win over some authors and readers, despite the vocal bumps

Apple and Google’s AI turn in a booming market may sound less than human and raise the ire of voiceover actors, but it has cost benefits For the first few seconds, the narrator of Kristen Ethridge’s new romance audiobook, Shelter from the Storm, sounds like a human being. The voice is light and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-01-05 06:41:18 UTC ]
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Google Play Books Expands AI Audiobook Narration

Google Play Books has announced that publishers in six countries can now create, edit, publish, and sell auto-narrated audiobooks on its platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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$5 Audiobooks are On Sale at Libro.fm for Independent Bookstore Day

From April 25 to May 1, Libro.fm has a selection of audiobooks on sale for $5 each. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-25 15:56:05 UTC ]
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Awards: The ‘Project Hail Mary’ Audiobook Wins the 2022 Audies

The 27th Audie Awards honored winners in 25 categories in a 70 minute digital awards program with Kal Penn hosting. The post Awards: The ‘Project Hail Mary’ Audiobook Wins the 2022 Audies appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-03-05 15:15:51 UTC ]
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'Project Hail Mary' Wins Audiobook of the Year

'Project Hail Mary' by Andy Weir and narrated by Ray Porter was named the Audiobook of the Year at the 2022 Audie Awards held March 4. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Denmark’s Saga Egmont Producing Audiobooks for Irish and UK Publishers

The Copenhagen-based Saga Egmont division of Lindhard & Ringhof is making English-language audiobooks for four new partner presses. The post Denmark’s Saga Egmont Producing Audiobooks for Irish and UK Publishers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-03-02 16:19:37 UTC ]
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5 Audiobooks to Catch Up on the 2021 Pulitzer Winners and Finalists

A Pulitzer Prize all but guarantees a book a wider audience. Not so long ago it could also mean a new edition as an audiobook. A look at the winners and finalists of the 2021 Pulitzers, however, shows how thoroughly readers, publishers, and authors have embraced this alternate form of reading.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-10-22 08:50:43 UTC ]
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