Doom and Gloom Predictions...

I was watching this video on YouTube and wanted to share it with you all.
This is mainly geared towards publishing, new authors, genres, and etc.

Yet I wanted to know your thoughts on this. Here is the video and I shall return to see the comments and do my best to give my input.

I desire to know your opinions on what both of these authors are saying about the topics. Express yourself and lend me your thoughts on the matter.

Thoughts? Feelings? Opinions?

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@Akje
@AMMeyers
@NotARussianBot
@JojoDahlia
@SecretDurham
@alenatenjo
@TheTigerWriter
@JohnnyTuturro
@J.L.O

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Why is it popping up at premium editions?

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Ugh! Did I do something wrong when putting this here?

I apologize for that!

Could you imagine a premium Churroverse edition of one of my stories, with a graphic novel at the end. And the inner cover is some random ass cartoon design of them? :joy: I would make sure those were scarce and they could fight over them. I would so sell something like that at a convention.

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Wait! So, I didn’t do anything wrong when putting this on here?

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Anybody else have things to add?

Seems optimistic to me, but I am not relying on trad publishing houses.

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My first thought is: omg Sanderson has a beard now? ☜(ˆ▿ˆc)

My second thought is that a lot of this from both sides is frighteningly true. Writers will get even less money, AI will write crappy books but no one will care because those books will be cheaper than books written by real authors, greedy corporations will make stealing intellectual property rights part of every contract in the coming years, and as more and more fake writers create more competition for real writers we’ll be devalued even more. (╯︵╰,)

We seriously need to put a cap on capitalism in the near future, like a max limit of $10M or so that any business is allowed to make. Anything above that has to go into a public trust that pays for healthcare, utilities, libraries, firefighters, etc. instead of taxes.

Just my two shillings. (>‿◠):v:

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The problem with your predictions is that they are too rational for an irrational world.

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I fear you speak truth! (ノД`)ヽ (ノД`゚)゚。

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I just fear… fear! And truth… Yeah, I just fear lots of shit about lots of shit!

I’ve nothing to add here, but I’m just “Space Drifting Trolli-iversing”).Troll-iversing is a new word I’ve just encountered within my mind… I’m coining it for sure, but it’s going to be a Free-Shareware for y’all to use! Your welcome… I think… Maybe not then… I don’t know anymore…

Goodnight y’all! SD out!

SD

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For now.

I’ve heard rumours that some prototype AI can review and improve its own code (or generate new code vocabulary)…This may have been a cause of the recent drama in OpenAI…Add in an ability for abstract / creative thought, and we have near human-level AI fiction authors.

Apparently there is a AI software available for local installs (personal PCs) that could be a near-peer rival to ChatGPT. I haven’t installed or experimented with this AI software, yet, but I’m hoping future versions could be an adequate substitute for human beta-readers / editors. So hard to find good ones these days.

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Oh, I believe AI can already write better than Anna Todd and a number of other writers, but the issue is not how well it writes because publishers are so greedy they don’t care what they publish as long as it makes money. All they care about is how big your social network following is and whether you’re an influencer. Churro’s pointed out before how awful some of the AuthorTubers books are, and some of those writers make SIX FIGURES! No lie. (-̶●̃ₒ●̶̃)

Meanwhile, some of my favorite authors don’t have time to write any more books because they have to work a second job to support themselves. It’s so unfair! (ノ_<、)

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Because you know it’s all about that base,
'Bout that base, not talent
They’re all about that base, 'bout that base, not talent
They’re all about that base, 'bout that base, not talent
They’re all about that base, 'bout that base, not talent (fanbase, base base)

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t on authortube
But I can write it, write it, like I’m supposed to do
‘Cause I got that character development and some pace,
And all the plot in all the right places
I see the authortubes (ah-ha) workin’ that online shop (ah-ha)
We know that shit ain’t great
Come on now, they won’t stop
If you got teenage fans (ah-ha), just raise 'em up
'Cause every inch of them is perfect
For some capitalistic sugary slop

Yeah, my mama she told me don’t worry about the size (shoo-wop, wop)
(Sha-ooh-wop, wop)
She says, people like a lil’ personality alongside their prose
(That booky, booky, uh, that booky, booky)
And no I won’t be no generic formulaic boring clone (shoo-wop, wop)
(Sha-ooh-wop, wop)
So, if that’s what’s you’re into
Then go ahead to Authortube and log on

-Churro’s All About That Bass parody used to describe the state of authortube :flushed:

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You can either be the best selling author, or the best written author. Very difficult to be both ~ Robert Kiyosaki.

Brian! Who wrote this rubbish? ~ John Clarke, The Games.

When Claptrap speaks, I feel my brain-cells committing suicide one by one ~ Sir Hammerlock, Borderlands 2.

Ahem. One of the reason why I gave up on the editing-exchange website Critique Circle was because finding a interesting story to review, and working through enough chapters of said stories to earn sufficient credits to post my own work, felt like DIY wisdom teeth removal with a mallet.

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I 100% percent agree, I’ve seen stories on there that have so little character description I had to ask the author if they were humans, aliens, or sentient llama floaties.

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I can believe that! ( -.-)\(^◡^ )

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Somewhat related. An example of knowing your (or your publisher’s) readerships.

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