September 2021

UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is a stage for AI-generated collective poems

Sep 30 2021 UK’s contribution to Expo 2020 Dubai is a wooden sculptural structure that celebrates cultural diversity and collaboration, highlighting Britain as a meeting place of cultures and ideas. Created by artist and designer Es Devlin, the Poem Pavilion uses advanced machine learning algorithms to transform the input of visitors into collective poems. The latter can be read in illuminating displays on the façade, transforming the pavilion into the exhibit itself. Source: More News Stories

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Ten things nobody tells you about the publishing industry

Sep 30 2021 There’s more to authoring than conquering the blank page. Dozens of unique quirks of industry factor into the experience of a creative. If you’re an aspiring writer with traditional publishing in mind, pay attention. Here’s what to expect from author life: The industry moves slowly. Very slowly. The publishing machine is overloaded. More manuscripts are submitted than agents and editors can comfortably review. Even established authors can wait weeks or months to hear back on submissions. And even once you receive an offer, the contract process takes time. That’s just on the acquisition side—on the publishing side,...

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Pew Report: ‘Who Doesn’t Read Books in America?’

Pew Report: 'Who Doesn't Read Books in America?' Sep 30 2021 Some 23% of American adults said they have not read a book in whole or in part during the previous year, whether in print, electronic or audio form, a Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults conducted January 25 to February 8 2021, found. According to the PRC survey, adults with a high school diploma or less are far more likely than those with a bachelor's or advanced degree to report not reading books in any format in the past year (39% vs. 11%). Adults with lower levels of...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 30, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper for $2.99 The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle for $2.99 Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer for $2.99 Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi for $4.99 The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa for $1.99 The Black Witch by Laurie Forest for $2.99 Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa for $1.99 The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton for $1.99 The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz for $2.99 The Trial of Lizzie...

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How to Market a Book While Keeping It Classy

Reading Time: 2 minutesA lot of authors are desperate to figure out how to market a book the right way, but too often the sole focus is on sales–and that’s typically the biggest misstep an author can make–aside from not marketing a book at all. Let me explain! Sales are always the goal, if you wrote a book but don’t care about selling it I’m not really sure why you’d even be reading this post! But sales strategies can derail the quality of your reader engagement in ways that are hard to recover from. When figuring out how to market...

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