Derek Haines

A Cambridge CELTA English teacher and author with a passion for writing and all forms of publishing. My days are spent writing and blogging, as well as testing and taming new technology.

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Changes To Amazon KDP Categories Selection

Amazon KDP Categories Selection Is Now More Limited

Amazon has made significant changes to the process of selecting Amazon KDP categories for books and ebooks. On the surface, it may seem like publishers and authors have more choices. But the reality is that the changes are, in fact, more restrictive. Choosing the best or most appropriate Kindle or KDP categories has always been…

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Ways Google Bard Can Help Writers

10 Practical Ways Google Bard Can Help You Write Better

Yes, writers fear the rise of AI writing tools, such as ChatGPT, Bing Chat, and Google Bard (now Gemini), which threatens to automate and devalue their work. Like me, you probably had an instant negative reaction to AI (artificial intelligence) writing tools and could only see downsides. It’s a natural response because of the ease…

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Scribes And The Printing Press To Writers And AI

From Scribes And The Printing Press To Writers And AI

Is history repeating itself? The concerns writers have today with AI (artificial intelligence) must be similar to how scribes feared the printing press. It’s not difficult to draw comparisons because AI, like the printing press, poses threats to writers’ jobs and livelihoods. Technology, particularly automation, has always created change and upheaval, and adapting to it…

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