Sander Ruys is the founder and publisher of Maven, an innovative and independent Dutch Publishing house with numerous big brands such as DRIVE, Mindgym and MINDF*CK. Maven specializes in making scientific knowledge on human behavior accessible and practical for a broad audience. Sander is also a board member of Renew the Book, an annual startup competition organized by the Dutch Association of Book Publishers.
AI-books: a new format for books
Sander will be talking about AI in the book industry. Maven Publishing recently partnered up with Typetone to launch a new format for books. In addition to paper, e-books, and audiobooks, publishers can now also choose to publish their existing content as an AI-book. An AI-book comprises of the entire text of a book written by the author, enhanced with artificial intelligence to make it interactive. Unlike traditional printed books and e-books, AI-books aren’t read from cover to cover; instead, you engage in a conversation with them.