Whether we are talking about traditional or self-publishing, one thing’s for sure – modern technology has greatly improved the entire process. And as time goes by more options that facilitate the entire process are becoming more available. The publishing used to go through a long and tiresome process, which is now simplified and doesn’t take as much time as it used to.
Every step of publishing has found a tool in modern technology that led to the improvement of that particular step. These tools have not only helped the improvement of the publishing process, but they have also enabled many writers to find their audience by self-publishing. AI has definitely found its use in publishing and here are some examples of how it has led to some ground-breaking innovative ways of getting your book out there.
Once upon a time, writers had to deal with tasks such as formatting. Nowadays, thanks to tools such as Scrivener, formatting doesn’t take a lot of time and writers could focus on tasks that really matter – the actual process of writing. Formatting is crucial for any book, and tools such as this one prevent an error from occurring as well as save a lot of time for both the publishing house and the writer.
There are many benefits that come from automated text analysis tools. No matter if we are talking about editorial optimization or copyright enforcement, and even plagiarism detection. While programs such as Grammarly can be of help to both writers during the entire writing process and to publishing houses during the editing process, tools like Copyscape can easily detect plagiarised content and stop it before it goes into further stages of the publishing process.
Traditional publishers, as well as self-publishing writers, can profit greatly from the demographic analysis. Getting your book to the right audience can mean the difference between success and failure. Google-style dashboards and many other AI tools can provide high-quality data that you require to determine which are the right markets for your book.
Royalty Management & Content Rights
Another important part of the book publishing process that was greatly exploited before the appearance of different systems that can now easily detect any kind of infringement are royalties and content rights. Aforementioned Copyscape can easily detect plagiarized pieces of writing, but there are also more complex AI systems that monitor everything on third-party publishing platforms like Amazon Books. RMSs or royalty management systems can now connect to a platform in order to automatically estimate the percentage of royalties that should be given to the publishing company and the writer.
Sometimes it isn’t enough to publish your piece of writing, whether it is done in a traditional or more modern way. The sales of your book are limited to the number of people who speak that language. By translating your book, you are making it accessible to more people. Even though translation tools are not yet fit to be used in publishing, they have certainly come a long way. However, different translating tools can be used to create the first draft, which can save a lot of precious time.