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In this week’s edition: ChatGPT and Bing AI’s opine on their own copyrightability; the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35”; one man’s mission to prove that a small (book) business can succeed without selling out; Hachette takes its annual DEI measure; the similarities between writing a book and raising a child; and more.

I Asked ChatGPT and New Bing if I Can Copyright Their Texts
The Hill
Two AI platforms were asked if their work product was copyrightable. See how they responded.

National Book Foundation Names Its ‘5 Under 35’ Winners
Publishing Perspectives
The National Book Foundation has announced its annual recognition of five fiction writers 34 or younger “whose debut work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape.”

How Survives—and Thrives—in Amazon’s World
How a co-founder of Catapult, Literary Hub, and Electric Literature built a platform to help independent bookstores compete with Amazon’s online retail dominance.

HBG Sees Gains, Setbacks in its DEI Initiatives
Publishers Weekly
In its fourth annual report on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, Hachette Book Group describes gains in its general workforce, but stalled progress in the expansion of BIPOC representation at senior levels and acquisitions of books by BIPOC creators.

Texas County Keeps Public Libraries Open Amid Book Ban
The New York Times
Officials in Llano County, Texas, had considered closing the county’s libraries to avoid a court order to restore books they had removed from the shelves.

‘Harry Potter’ Books Will Be Adapted Into a Decade-Long TV Series
Each season will be based on one book in the series and will appear on Max, the new streaming service replacing HBO Max.

How Raising a Child is Like Writing a Novel
The Atlantic
An author likens caring for kids to the writing craft, describing how both demand “a suspension of disbelief, a narrowing of vision to the present moment, [and] an openness to the unexpected.”

No More Hush Money at National Enquirer, Its New Publisher Says
The New York Times
As the National Enquirer’s new publisher told the NYT, the tabloid will no longer be “catching and killing.”