Lesson 3: "Creative Codex: Using ChatGPT for Writing and Selling Books"

In this lesson, we will look at how ChatGPT can be used to create original content - books, and more importantly, how to sell them on various marketplaces.

Text Generation: Basic Principles

Text generation using ChatGPT is an art that requires the ability to formulate queries correctly and engage in dialogue with the model.

  • Understanding Model Functioning: ChatGPT uses the context of previous inputs and responses to generate subsequent text. That is, the model "remembers" some history of past messages and uses this information when generating a response. However, the model does not have "understanding" in the traditional sense of the word and does not possess the ability for abstract thinking.

  • Formulating Queries: It is important to carefully formulate your queries to ChatGPT. A clearly formulated query increases the likelihood of receiving a useful response. For example, instead of a simple "Write a book," you might try more specific and detailed requests, such as "Write the first chapter of a science fiction book about a journey to Mars in the year 2100."

  • Working with styles and tone: ChatGPT is capable of adapting to various styles and tones if they are clearly specified in the request. If you want a book to be written in a certain style, you can directly state this in your request. For example, "Write a story with humor in the style of Terry Pratchett."

  • Iteration and Refactoring: Generating text with ChatGPT often requires iterations. Primarily, one must be skilled at "polishing" the text the model has generated. This may include correcting grammar, improving sentence structure, eliminating repetitions, and adding one's own creative ideas.

All these principles will help you make the most of ChatGPT's capabilities in creating unique and engaging content for your future book.

Book Selling: Marketplaces and Their Features

Once you have created a book with the help of ChatGPT, the next step is selling it. There are numerous online platforms where you can sell your books, but choosing the right marketplace depends on various factors, such as the genre of your book, your target audience, etc.

Some of the most popular platforms include:

  • Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP): Amazon KDP is one of the most popular platforms for independent authors. It offers excellent opportunities for selling both eBooks and printed books.

  • Smashwords: Smashwords provides distribution to many stores and libraries, which can significantly increase your visibility.

After choosing a platform, it's important to pay attention to the book's presentation (cover, description, keywords) to attract potential buyers.

Bringing It All Together: Creating and Selling a Book with ChatGPT

Everything we have discussed boils down to the following process:

  1. Use ChatGPT to create original content. For instance, "Write a book about space travel."

  2. Edit and format the resulting text to turn it into a full-fledged book.

  3. Choose an appropriate platform to sell your book.

  4. Upload your book to the chosen platform, ensuring proper presentation.

  5. Promote your book using social media, advertising, reviews, and other marketing strategies.

Now let's try to delve into this process a bit!

Practical Exercise

Task: Use ChatGPT to write the first chapter of an adventure book.


  1. First, think about the book's concept. What characters, what catalytic event? What interesting moments could be included in the first chapter?

  2. Once you have some idea, turn to ChatGPT with a specific request. For example, "Write the first chapter of an adventure book about a group of friends who find a mysterious treasure map."

  3. Evaluate ChatGPT's response and make the necessary adjustments or request more if needed.

  4. Continue this process until you have a completed first chapter of your book.


Request: "Write the first chapter of an adventure book about a group of friends who find a mysterious treasure map."


Request: "Complete the chapter by adding a dialogue between friends about what they should do with their discovery."



Using ChatGPT to create and sell books presents a unique opportunity to earn money from your creativity. It requires practice, creativity, and strategy, but with patience and perseverance, you can discover a new way to monetize your skill in working with ChatGPT. We will discuss writing various texts in more detail in Section №2 "Writing with ChatGPT: The Path from the First Word to the Printed Masterpiece."

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