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AI-Related Updates from Amazon and IngramSpark

AI updates from Amazon and IngramSpark

AI is a hot topic among self-publishers at the moment. And there are new updates related to this subject from the two industry giants, Amazon and IngramSpark.

1. Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing Will Limit Daily Number of New Titles

After Amazon announced earlier this month that users need to "inform us of AI-generated content (text, images, or translations)," there's yet another update regarding AI.

Amazon is adjusting the rules for authors and content creators on its Kindle Direct Publishing self-publishing platform as generative AI becomes more prevalent in the publishing industry. In an update shared on the KDP Community Forum on Monday, the company revealed its decision to "lower the volume limits we have in place on new title creations."

Since AI makes writing much faster, some may think of using it for a bigger profit. Even if that's not the case just yet, Amazon wants to reduce the number of new titles users can update to the platform daily to three "in order to help protect against abuse."

2. IngramSpark May Remove AI-Generated Books

IngramSpark wants to align with what Amazon did, so it has made minor revisions to its terms of service and has updated the criteria for content removal from its distribution platform. 

The company has a few criteria that describe the types of content that may not be accepted on their platform, and "Books created using artificial intelligence or automated processes" is one of them.

Currently, the practical implications of this policy at Ingram are not very clear, so you have to keep an eye on what's happening around this topic.

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