Major Publishers Sue Audible Over Speech-To-Text Feature

Major Publishers Sue Audible Over Speech-To-Text Feature

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In this brave new world of digital book publishing, all the major publishers are coming to terms with what they are and are not allowed to do. The latest incident comes from Amazon’s Audible who is planning to release a new speech-to-text feature that would instantly produce the words to an audiobook as they’re being spoken so that listeners can read along. Seems helpful, right? Well, it turns out all the companies that publish these books in e-book formatting are pretty pissed. If people can purchase this audiobook with viewable text, consumers will be less likely to buy the actual …

Writers on Writing: Top 5 Craft Books by Famous Authors

Writers on Writing: Top 5 Craft Books by Famous Authors

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5. Why I Write by George Orwell   image via amazon   George Orwell outlines what he believes to be the four major motives for writing in Why I Write. They are sheer egoism, aesthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose. Orwell exemplifies all these traits in his own writing, and it is fascinating to see how he balances his passion for political reform with his artistic ambition. “[T]he more one is conscious of one’s political bias, the more chance one has of acting politically without sacrificing one’s aesthetic and intellectual integrity.” 4. Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray …

Spider-Man Might Return to the MCU After All!

Spider-Man Might Return to the MCU After All!

Similarly to how we thought Spider-Man met his untimely fate in Infinity War only to reappear in Endgame, so too will we see Spider-Man reincarnate in the MCU after tentative talks between Disney and Sony. Well, allegedly. It hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but there are some pretty strong rumors out there that the two major companies are closing in on a deal to bring us seven new MCU Spider-Man films.   image via ebaum’s world   Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were sent into hysterics this past week after Disney and Sony failed to agree on licensing rights …

Famous Gamer, Ninja, Publishes Guide to Pro Gaming

Famous Gamer, Ninja, Publishes Guide to Pro Gaming

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I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, I was told that playing too many video games would rot my brain and make me lazy. Try telling that to Richard Tyler Blevins (aka Ninja) who makes over $500,000 a month playing video games professionally. I can’t imagine many people would have predicted that back in the days of the N64. So are you curious as to how Ninja raked in so much success? Good news: He just published a tell-all book titled Ninja: Get Good: My Ultimate Guide to Gaming.   Image via business insider With tens …