April 15, 2024

Poetry Café Spring 2024

At the Grand Forks & District Public Library Thursday April 25, from 6PM to 8PM. There will be snacks, tea and coffee, and of course live poetry. Come listen toclassics and originalsand pleaseconsider sharing something you love– whether you wrote itor not. Disclaimer: The image above was originally created using Microsoft’s Co-Pilot and modified with Adobe Photoshop

January 20, 2024

Writers using AI – should they disclose and when

We’ve e had another story of a writer who has used AI in their work. In this case won a prestigious award in Japan and only at the acceptance ceremony revealed that 5% of their work was created by chat. GPT. https://futurism.com/the-byte/novelist-wins-award-then-reveals-she-used-chatgpt Picture above is is from https://nypost.com/2024/01/18/news/rie-kudan-used-ai-to-help-write-the-tokyo-tower-of-sympathy/ The Author, Rie Kudan, waiting until after judging for one of Japan’s most prestigious literary awards has […]

September 28, 2022

Amazon bends

Today I found out that Amazon will be changing its much abused return policy for ebooks. What was happening? Readers would ‘purchase’ an ebook. Then they’d read it. Then they’d return it. Amazon would reimburse them if it was within 7 days of the purchase. Fine so far but how do Authors get hurt? If you, as an author, are in the Kindle pipeline then […]

May 12, 2022

An Adman On Marketing Books And Books Stores

Terry O’Reilly worked in advertising for most of his career of 30+ years. For the last bunch of years he’s had a program / podcast series on CBC Radio about advertising and marketing. Actually more than one iteration of that. The current program is Under The Influence and it is in its 11st season. The podcast for May 5, 2022 is ‘Confessions of a Book […]

May 10, 2022

Poet’s Paintings

Poet’s Paintings by Dennis R. Schmunk Call No. 819.1 SCH Barcode: 35142002510146 At the Grand Forks & District Public Library web catalogue.