Add Writer Updated to your social media and news channels!

Writer Updated – social media channels and newsreaders / Image: Freepik

What’s your favorite social network? What’s your primary way to stay informed?

If you would like to get quick tips and news about writing, tech, and publishing, feel free to connect with Writer Updated.

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Does the color of the Kindle matter at all?

Kindle Paperwhite in Agave Green / Image: Ebook Friendly

Would you buy a Kindle mainly because of its color?

Kindle Paperwhite is now available in two new colors, and that fact made me think about the importance of the device color.

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The Fantasy Steampunk Bundle is here! Get it for the price you set

Get The Fantasy Steampunk Bundle from StoryBundle by February 23, 2023 / Images: StoryBundle

Curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, The Fantasy Steampunk Bundle will give you fantasy with an attitude and “weird mechanical somethings or other.”

The stories included in the bundle are either steampunk, fantasy with steampunk elements, or fantasy that feels like steampunk.

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A foldable Kindle makes a lot of sense – as long as it’s the Scribe

Foldable Kindle concept, compared to Paperwhite 5 / Visualization by Piotr Kowalczyk @ Geek Updated

Almost a year ago, I created a visualization of the foldable Kindle (several images there). 

At that time, I was highly skeptic about the idea. The biggest issue was the size.

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A composition notebook case for Kindle Scribe!

Kindle Scribe composition notebook case by Fintie / Visualization by Geek Updated

Like no other Amazon e-reader, Kindle Scribe is a great writing companion. It is the first Kindle that supports handwriting.

You can use the pen that comes free with the Scribe to make handwritten notes, annotations, or write your own notebooks, journal entries, and lists.

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The history of word processors before Google Docs (infographic)

Word processors timeline – infographic by Custom Writing / Image: Custom Writing

Do you remember the first word processor you ever used? Mine was a word processor that was a part of AppleWorks, and it was back in 1991.

From Custom Writing comes a new infographic that presents the history of word processors since the first typewriters.

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A popular AI chatbot could pass an MBA test

A computer on the desk / Photo by Andrew Neel on Pexels

ChatGPT is an open-source natural language processing chatbot launched by OpenAI in November 2022.

The tool helps humans accomplish many tasks, from writing, to language translation, content creation, and text extracting.

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Why some books should not be made into audiobooks

A woman listening to audiobooks / Image: Freepik

Katherine A. Powers reviews audiobooks every month for The Washington Post. She has written an interesting article discussing why some books are not suited to the audiobook format.

It’s easy to imagine, why books from some categories, naming only atlases and cookbooks, are hard to translate into audio format.

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Artificial intelligence: pros and cons to know before you start using it (chart)

Are you going to use artificial intelligence in your work, for instance to generate blog post ideas, rephrase sentences, or summarize long source articles?

This dead simple infographic I’ve found on Pikochart lists pros and cons of AI.

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Artificial intelligence in publishing and research (infographic)

The first use of the term “artificial intelligence” is credited to Dartmouth College professor John McCarthy. He used it in a proposal he submitted to a research conference in 1956. 

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This children’s book was written and illustrated during a weekend with the help of AI

Ammaar Reshi and his book, Alice and Sparkle, that he created using ChatGPT and Midjourney / Photo: Ammaar Reshi

Ammaar Reshi, a product manager for a Silicon Valley fintech company, decided to use AI tools, ChatGPT for text and Midjourney for images, to create a book that he would give as a gift to his friend’s kids.

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