AI joins my marketing team

Working cover for the Roger Mifflin Collection edition of The Note-Books of Samuel Butler.

The next project in my “Roger Mifflin Collection” series is an edition of The Note-Books of Samuel Butler, of which Mr. Mifflin said, “If your mind needs a tonic of iron and wine, and a thorough rough-and-tumbling, try Samuel Butler’s ‘Notebooks’ or ‘The Man Who Was Thursday,’ by Chesterton.”

Having already tumbled my mind with the Chesterton book, which is #4 in the collection by the way, I’m working my way through Butler. The longest Mifflin book so far at almost 700 pages, my goal is to release it by the first official day of spring.

Part of the process of preparing a book for publication is writing the blurb that will promote the book at various online retail sites. I have to admit this is not my strong point, so I “cheated”: I asked the artificial intelligence at ChatGPT to “please write three sample blurbs for The Note-Books of Samuel Butler.”

I have to admit, the SkyNet ChatGPT AI made me want to read the darn thing. I will probably combine the best of each idea into the final version. This is how AI can be a useful tool for authors and publishers.

Here’s what it wrote:

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“The Note-Books of Samuel Butler” is a collection of reflections, musings, and observations by one of the greatest minds of the 19th century. Samuel Butler was a man ahead of his time, and his notebooks are a window into his unique and insightful worldview. From his thoughts on religion, politics, and science, to his critiques of Victorian society, Butler’s notebooks are a treasure trove of wit, wisdom, and intellectual curiosity.

In this book, readers will discover Butler’s thoughts on some of the most important issues of his day, as well as his insights on the human condition. Whether you’re a fan of Butler’s writing, a student of Victorian literature, or simply interested in the history of ideas, “The Note-Books of Samuel Butler” is an essential read. With its fascinating blend of humor, philosophy, and cultural critique, this book is a timeless classic that will captivate and inspire readers for generations to come.

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“The Note-Books of Samuel Butler” is a must-read for fans of British literature and anyone interested in the thoughts and musings of one of England’s most enigmatic writers. This collection of notebooks and essays offers a rare glimpse into the mind of Samuel Butler, the man behind such classic works as “Erewhon” and “The Way of All Flesh.”

In these pages, Butler writes candidly about his thoughts on life, literature, and society. His writing is both witty and insightful, and his observations are as relevant today as they were over a century ago. Whether you’re a fan of his work or just looking for a fascinating read, “The Note-Books of Samuel Butler” is sure to captivate and inspire. So why wait? Get your copy today and immerse yourself in the world of one of England’s greatest writers.

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“The Note-Books of Samuel Butler” is a collection of the celebrated author’s reflections, musings, and observations on a wide range of topics. Compiled from his personal journals, these notebooks offer a glimpse into the mind of one of the great thinkers of the late 19th century.

With his unique perspective and sharp wit, Butler tackles subjects such as literature, art, science, religion, and human nature. His insightful commentary is both thought-provoking and entertaining, and his writing style is engaging and accessible. Whether you’re a fan of Butler’s work or simply curious about his ideas, “The Note-Books of Samuel Butler” is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of literature and philosophy.

So why wait? Get your copy today and dive into the rich world of Samuel Butler’s thoughts and observations.

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