April 27, 2024

How to Turn ePubs into an LLM You Can Chat With

Nicholas Mohnacky

Transform Your Book Collection into an Engaging AI Assistant

If you're an avid reader and would love to engage in intellectual discussions with an AI assistant about the books you've read, you're in luck. With the help of a platform like bundleIQ's Alani, you can transform your library of ebooks (in EPUB format) into a conversational AI, allowing you to chat about the books as if you were discussing them with a knowledgeable friend.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to achieve this:

Step 1: Convert EPUB files to PDF

Since most AI platforms work better with PDF files, you'll need to convert your EPUB ebooks into PDF format. You can use a third-party EPUB to PDF converter tool like Calibre, Epubor, or online converters like EPUB to PDF. We like using this free service - https://cloudconvert.com/epub-to-pdf.

Step 2: Create a Bundle

bundleIQ will prompt you to create a new bundle. Give your bundle a descriptive name, such as "My Book Collection" or something similar.

Step 3: Upload the PDFs to bundleIQ

Once you have your books in PDF format, head over to Alani.ai and create an account if you haven't already done so. Once you're logged in, click on the "Create a Bundle" button and use the import sidebar to upload your PDFs.

Upload pdfs into the selected bundle

Step 4: We Train the LLM

Once your bundle is created, bundleIQ will start training an LLM (Large Language Model) on the contents of your book collection. This process may take some time, depending on the number and size of the files you've uploaded.

Step 5: Chat with Alani

After the training is complete, you'll see a "Chat with 'Bundle Name'" button on your bundle page. Click this button, and you'll be taken to a chat interface where you can engage in conversations with your LLM about the books in your collection.

You can ask questions, seek clarifications, or even have in-depth discussions about the themes, characters, and plots of the books you've read. Alani will draw upon the knowledge it has gained from your book collection to provide insightful responses.

Chat with books

Tips and Considerations:

  • For best results, ensure that your EPUB files are high-quality and free of errors.
  • Consider organizing your books into separate bundles based on genres, authors, or themes for easier management and more focused conversations.
  • Explore Alani's advanced features, such as fine-tuning the LLM or setting up specialized prompts, to enhance your conversational experience.

With this Alani, you can turn your love for reading into an interactive and engaging experience, fostering a deeper appreciation for the books you cherish and unlocking new insights through intelligent conversations.

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