Writing a book with AI

Update: 12/23/2023

Thanks to technological developments in recent years, it has become easier and easier to write your own book. Digital printing makes it possible to print a book in a run of just one copy at low cost. This has made it easier and easier to publish books.
If it weren't for the tedious work of writing a book. Every man and woman wants to be a book author, but few actually sit down and put something on paper.

Now, with the help of artificial intelligence and useful AI tools, the threshold has been lowered even further.

Whether you want to write a novel, a technical book, or your autobiography, it has never been easier to get started and finish successfully.

I'll explain exactly how it works in this article.

Writing an autobiography

Many people who look back on a fulfilling and more or less exciting life want to record it for posterity. What could be more obvious than documenting your experiences and putting them into book form? This is how you do it:

  1. AI can help you create a rigorous structure or table of contents for a book of your life experiences and years.
  2. Then you can ask an AI tool, such as ChatGPT, to ask you questions. These questions are then simply answered by you in turn and recorded on tape.
  3. The audio files of your answers are uploaded to an AI, and finely polished sentences are created from these colloquial anecdotes.
  4. Now all you have to do is go through this raw manuscript and correct the subtleties.
  5. The time savings are enormous. And the AI didn't invent anything, because you fed it your knowledge.

Write a children's book

If you've ever wanted to create a personalized children's book, there's a shortcut. The solution is called Storybooks*, and it provides you with a tool that guides you through the creation process.

Create your personalized children book with Storybooks

Useful AI tools to help you write your book

Neuroflash*, a provider of AI text generators, has a number of templates in the book writing section that you can use as a starting point. Or try Jasper*.

Buch schreiben mit Neuroflash

Writing a novel

If you've ever wanted to write a novel, I might have some useful tips and tools for you. The difficulty with a long story with fleshed-out characters is that the AIs often forget the beginning of the story, start hallucinating, and then have nothing to do with the beginning at the end of the novel.

To avoid this, it's a good idea to develop a so-called storyboard, something you may be familiar with from the movie industry. this involves defining the characters and determining the individual scenes of the movie or, in your case, the novel. this gives you a "script" with the individual scenes and you work your way forward scene by scene. This has the positive effect of making the novel read much more consistently.

Auswahl der richtigen Person für das Storyboard

Developing a Storyboards with the AI-Tool Boords

AI tools for storyboards include Storyboard Hero* or Boords*.

Make money with your book

If you want to make a little money on your book (make no mistake, books don't make you rich unless you write Harry Potter books), then Amazon KDP is often the way to go.
The exciting thing is that Amazon is a huge product search engine organized by market criteria. It has its own tools that show you what book title is selling how well on Amazon. And the title or keywords are extremely important to the millions of books that can be found on Amazon.

KDP Tools for more Sales

You can use KDSpy*, Publisher Rocket* and Book Bolt* to find out which book topics are popular and which ones are selling well.

Work in Progress 

Picture Source: Leonardo AI


Johannes Deltl is fascinated by the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence. He is managing director of the consulting company ACRASIO and author of several books. You can contact him here.