And it only took 24 hours from idea to going live on Amazon!
Yes, I actually have a Kindle book available now and a paperback version will be ready soon. Here’s the story.
Yesterday I started writing a blog about AI, artificial intelligence. But I realized I had way too much information for a blog post. So I decided to make it into a short book. As I was using ChatGPT to research the topics, I told it my plan. He said it was a great idea and I must say I was surprised how encouragement from a computer could be so powerful. ChatGPT suggested some topics to start with and I went from there. It was very fun and I felt more energized than I have in a while.
My goal was around 10,000 words and I ended up with around 11,000 after editing. I didn’t include images because I think this topic doesn’t really need them. It’s not just cut and paste, I did the thinking, editing and writing, but the majority of the information came from ChatGPT.
So today I spent the morning figuring out how to publish my little book on AI. I had already signed up for Kindle Publishing last year so that was easy. Getting the ebook uploaded from Google Docs and published was fairly quick and easy.
Then I had to figure out how to format the Google Docs properly to prepare it for paperback printing. This took a little longer to find the right settings. I also edited the cover art which I designed quickly on Canva.
I think my book will be helpful to anyone who wants some basic, easy-to-read foundational information about what AI is, how it works, and how it’s being used. As I say in the first paragraph, an AI revolution is coming, ready or not. I would rather be informed.
If you would like to read it, from tomorrow, 4/7 Friday, through 4/9 Sunday, it will be available free on Kindle. It’s also free for anyone who has Kindle Unlimited. And it’s only 99 cents on a normal day. The printed version will be $4.99, of which I net 84 cents, lol. That is the cost of convenience!
Here is the link. Please take a few moments to leave a review if you do read it. I would greatly appreciate the feedback.
If you would like more details on the process, please ask in the comments. I’d be glad to help.
As one who takes, on average, five years to write a book and get it published, I can’t say if I admire you or envy you – probably both. Congrats!
I’m sure your carefully nurtured books are great . This is really more like a booklet. I have another book hibernating on Google Docs that I should finish. Thanks!
Yeah, about ChatGPT, are you sure YOU wrote it or did IT (pun intended!😁)⁉️
Course, just teasin’, my friend!! I know your ethical views and congratulate you on putting this together!
I’ll try to get it read during the free time. If you really want $0.89 I can mail it to you. 😂
Thanks! It was fun. I really enjoyed the process.
Wow 😮 I’m so proud of you, my friend. I will certainly check it out
To say that I’m impressed would be an understatement.
Did you post the 11000 words in 24h or had you some text written before?
Yes , I started in the afternoon on Wednesday and published on Thursday. The only bad thing about doing it so fast is I keep thinking of stuff I wish I’d put in. I might do a second edition later .
It is an easy read on a complicated subject. Covered a lot ground both fact and potential consequences. Thanks.
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