The buzziest programming of the run-up to Bologna Children’s Book Fair focus on artificial intelligence and its impact on publishing.
What ‘AI’ Isn’t: An Interview With Thomas Cox on ChatGPT
When a software like ChatGPT gets it wrong, ‘It has no idea that it’s not the truth,’ Thomas Cox says, describing a dilemma for publishers.
Germany-Based Bookwire Names Videl Bar-Kar To Lead Audio
Calling audio ‘a once-in-a-generation opportunity’ in publishing, Videl Bar-Kar assumes leadership of Bookwire’s expanded audio offer.
Bookwire Expands Its Text-to-Speech Audiobook Offer With Google
The Frankfurt-based Bookwire has entered a partnership with Google Play Books for broader automated production of audiobooks.
UK: Publishers Association Opposes Copyright Exception
The post-Brexit introduction of a new copyright exception by the British government sets off alarms among publishers.
Germany’s Bookwire Now Offers Artificial Narration for Audiobooks
Text-to-speech automated audiobook narration arrives at Bookwire, amid the company’s insistence on its respect for human narration.
Speechki: Synthetic Voicing to Augment the Industry’s Audiobook Inventory
The technology of Speechki, an exhibitor at Frankfurter Buchmesse, offers faster, less expensive paths to audiobook production. (Sponsored)
Industry Notes: A Digital Charles Clark Memorial Lecture: September 29
Artificial intelligence and copyright, legal consideration and ethics, are in play in a dual-speaker Charles Clark Lecture this year.
Frankfurter Buchmesse Announces WIPO Partnership on Intellectual Property
Frankfurt’s new program with WIPO is intended to position book publishing amid accelerating content developments in the creative industries.
At CONTEC Mexico, Publishers Are Told ‘We’re Multi-Platform Beings’
Saying that the book is no longer a business model in itself, Roger Casas-Alatriste insists on a transmedial approach for publishers.