Monday Morning Coffee – 3 July 2023

by Nate Hoffelder

After a decade of running The Digital Reader, Nate is a veteran web publisher with experience in design, maintenance, recovery, and troubleshooting. What little he doesn't know, he can learn.

July 3, 2023

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

  • Amazon’s reliance on bots to run the Kindle store has once again bit it in the ass. It has been overrun with a deluge of AI-generated ebooks, and there just aren’t enough Amazon employees on hand to fix the problem.
  • Speaking of Amazon’s reliance on bots, that is also why Goodreads is widely described as a toilet where innocent books can be review-bombed out of existence.
  • While AI is problematic in many ways, I do agree with Tina Sendin that it can be useful in the hands of creators.
  • Here’s some practical advice from yours truly on how to respond if you book is stolen online.
  • Yet another copyright infringement lawsuit has been filed over the content illegally used to train AI.

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