New Amazon rules on "AI-Generated" Content.


Believer in flawed heroes
Nov 4, 2010
I started writing a door stopping wedge of a sci-f
This is interesting, but I don't see how the Amazon rules will have any teeth. Surely authors or indeed publishers can just … fib if they don't want to declare that content is "AI-generated"? And do we really want to embrace "AI-assisted" content?

Meanwhile, this is alarming:

“The past year alone has seen a huge influx of poor-quality, rapidly generated titles in the KDP store alongside human-created works."

All things book selling seem to have been taking a worrying turn for the past 20 years or so, with author incomes plummeting throughout that time. At least 2010-15 provided some sort of self-pub/indie heyday for at least some authors, but that's no help to us now.

Jo Zebedee

Aliens vs Belfast.
Oct 5, 2011
blah - flags. So many flags.
I guess it shows someone is actively managing the content. I’ve updated two of mine and will go in and do the rest soon - it’s buried on page two of the set up so a wee bit of work. There are rumours that until it’s done titles on kdp are effectively hidden so they may tie it to their algorithms too


Dangerously confused
Apr 8, 2011
Rotorua, New Zealand

Oddly I just ran into this publishing my latest and had to declare if any of my content was AI generated. The cover was. I tried to declare it, but when I did the program glitched and it kept telling me that I had to mark that the writing was too, which it isn't. I just gave up on the whole affair. There's a statement on the inside that the cover was generated by Deep Dream anyway, and I don't sell cover art.

Cheers, Greg


Aug 18, 2023
I'm just finishing off a book at the moment. I used ChatGCP to bounce ideas off of, especially getting its feedback on whether the science made sense and held water. It was very useful for that.

I tried to get it to write a couple of short (2-3 paragraph) sections when I was having some writers block, just to see what it would come up with and see if it gave me something I could perhaps tweak and use. It was hopeless. Everything was hugely over-flowery, corny, and it seemed to want to end even a short section with some profound moral lesson.

More than that though, it just didn't feel like it came from me... It's not exactly that its suggestions didn't fit with what I wanted, it just felt like foreign substance in my writing, like finding a fly in your soup. It wasn't good. It's like when you've got a clear plot in your mind then a friend who you've given a brief synopsis to starts telling you how they think end of the book should go. It's just an unwanted extra cook in the kitchen.

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