okay i've decided that i'm turning off all of the free ebooks bots (that i host) in 72 hours. for the 5.5% of you who pay for yours, nothing will change, except they might reply a bit faster.

so what are your options? well:
- you can do nothing, and have them disappear. i'll be able to restore them if you decide to pay later.
- you can host it yourself. i'll give you the login credentials and the necessary files.
- you can find someone else to host if for you, either for less money or for free. i'm sure someone else is willing to do this for you.

here's a link to the tutorial on hosting the bot yourself: cloud.lynnesbian.space/s/jozbR

pre-emptive responses to all the angry screaming i'm gonna get, in Q&A form 

the image on the left is a screenshot every single free ebooks bot. on the right is every single paid ebooks bot.

@lynnesbian i'm still unsure what these bots do. just markov-chain shitposts? why is it called an ebook bot?

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@lynnesbian to be clear, you're not burning books by shutting down the bots, you're just eliminating markov spam? i'm sure most of the fediverse will thank you.

@bigMouthCommie people have individually asked me to run bots for them that are trained on their posts. some people do view it as "spam", yes, so i suppose some people will be happy

@bigMouthCommie just mute botsin.space because that's where most bots run

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