1. Version 1.0 of PageKicker’s open source algorithmic publishing suite has been released and the command-line application is now available on github.
In fact, this occurred two weeks ago, and we are already on version 1.3.5, “Samuel Johnson”, which added several important post-1.0 features including web & news search and multiple seed submission from the command line.
2. The command-line application enables individuals and enterprises to create complete, always updating, machine-learning-enabled Chicago-style ebooks in a matter of seconds at a cost of pennies.
The system can search any permissioned content, assemble reports in the preferred structure, deliver in any digital book or document format, and distribute via email, ftp, e-commerce, and ONIX.
Custom-labeled web, Magento, iOS, and Android UIs are available.
3. Supported and hosted deployments with training and customization packages are now available on Linux computers, virtual machines, and AWS instances.
This is a great time to be an early adopter. The software has reached an inflection point of maturity, PageKicker is now post-revenue, and we can save you tens of thousands of dollars in labor costs within weeks of deployment.
4. PageKicker’s WordPress site provides frequent updates on the growth of the product and the state of algorithmic publishing in general.
Increasingly, I will be relying on the wordpress site and my twitter account @fredzannarbor to get out the word. These emails will continue to be quarterly.
5. Eight pictures are worth eight thousand words.
The operator launches the book build with a simple command line invocation. This can be incorporated in batches, alerts, or smart scripts.
Dozens of command line options are available that can configure every aspect of search, fetch, analyze, build, distribute.
A proprietary summarizer and numerous off-the-shelf analytic tools are included.
Complete books are created.
Each robot author is endowed with personality.
By default covers are created with word clouds, but this is customizable.
Docs are delivered in multiple formats to the file system or to email, web, or mobile clients.
This is all done in a matter of seconds, and can then be repeated whenever the user is ready to read. Because the software, available content, and machine learning are always improving, the latest book build will always be significantly better than the previous ones. Books can be built on any topic or any combination of topics.
Thank you for all your interest in PageKicker over the years, and please, let me know when you would like to begin your test deployment.