Posted on September 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Amazon has made a rule update in response to last month's AI-generated-book brouhaha.

When an author in the Kindle Direct Publishing program publishes a new book or edits/republishes an existing one, they will have to state whether their content is AI-generated.

The Guardian reports that this move was announced Wednesday on the company's KDP forum, along with definitions of what is AI-generated versus AI-assisted.

The latter does not have to be disclosed to Amazon, and it's not clear what actions Amazon takes in the event that an author describes a book as AI-generated.

Last month, well-known author and publishing expert Jane Friedman raised a public ruckus after Amazon initially refused to pull down books that credited her as the writer but were, she believed, created by AI tools.

Amazon did ultimately remove the books.

Categories: Today in Books

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