[Part 3] Building a Million-Dollar Startup — Creating Books in Seconds with AI and Symfony

Alberto Robles
4 min readJan 23, 2024

Hello, everyone!

I’m excited to share the latest milestone in our incredible journey with my startup. Following the promise I made in my previous posts, I have now published a full book created entirely by our AI-driven platform. This is not just a proof of concept; it’s a tangible product that demonstrates the power and potential of our technology.

The AI-Powered Book: A Reality Check

Our book, created entirely using AI, is now live on Medium. The title, “Learn GIT like a Software Engineer — From 0 to Master,” encapsulates the essence of what we aimed to achieve: an educational and comprehensive guide to mastering GIT, crafted with the precision and expertise of a seasoned software engineer. This book represents a significant leap in content creation, blending AI’s computational abilities with the nuanced understanding of a human expert.

A Book in Minutes, Not Months

Believe it or not, the entire process of generating the chapters for “Learn GIT like a Software Engineer” took me merely 5 to 10 minutes. Yes, you read that right — minutes! This wasn’t a lengthy process of drafting, editing, and revising. Instead, it was a swift, efficient, and almost entirely automated process facilitated by our software.

The Power of Automation

Our AI-driven platform handled everything, from generating a coherent and structured table of contents to populating each chapter with relevant and informative content. The most remarkable part? I didn’t add or remove any content manually. The book you see published on Medium is straight out of our software, unaltered and unedited.

A Note on Quality and Authenticity

While this approach demonstrates the power and potential of our AI, it’s important to note that this book is more of a demonstration than a final product. In a typical use case, the AI-generated content would serve as a starting point, a foundation upon which authors can build, refine, and personalize their work. The goal is not to replace human creativity but to augment it, to remove the barriers of the initial creation process and let writers focus on enhancing and personalizing their books.

How it works?

Our process begins with three key inputs: a title, a brief description, and the intended audience type. These elements set the stage for the AI to understand the book’s scope and target readership.

Generating the Table of Contents

The first step is generating the table of contents, which is the backbone of any book. Our AI carefully crafts chapter titles, descriptions, and the topics each chapter will cover. This not only gives a clear roadmap for the book but also ensures that the content is structured and coherent.

Interactive Chapter Creation

With the table of contents in place, our user-friendly interface comes into play. The chapters are listed on the left side, while on the right, interactive forms await your input for each chapter and its topics. This is where the magic happens — with the click of a button, our AI generates content for every section, intelligently aligning with the chapter’s themes and objectives.

Seamless Editing and Saving

Each piece of generated content can be edited and personalized, allowing you to infuse your unique style and insights. Once you’re satisfied with the content, simply save it, and it’s seamlessly integrated into the chapter.

The Final Masterpiece

After all chapters are completed, we move to the book preview stage. Here, the entire book, now formatted in HTML, comes to life. This is the moment where you see the culmination of AI intelligence and human creativity.

Looking Ahead: Polishing for Production

The successful creation of our first book is a proof of concept that our approach works. Now, we’re focusing on refining and polishing our application to prepare it for production. Our goal is to make this innovative tool accessible to a wider audience, empowering more people to create and share their knowledge and stories.

Invitation to Join Our Journey

As we enter this exciting phase, your feedback and insights are more valuable than ever. Your suggestions will help us fine-tune our software, making it an indispensable tool for writers, educators, and content creators worldwide.

Stay Tuned for the Next Chapter

We’re on the cusp of a new era in book publishing, where AI and human creativity merge to create something extraordinary. I can’t wait to share more updates with you as we continue to develop and enhance our platform.

Thank you for being a part of this revolutionary journey. Together, we’re not just writing books; we’re reshaping the future of storytelling and knowledge sharing.

Looking forward to sharing more updates soon!