Amazon KDP Asks for AI Disclosure

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Word is out that KDP is now asking that we disclose whether or not we are using AI to create content for our books. 

Here’s a direct link to the content guidelines for your reference. 

And here is the section that’s been added about AI content:

Artificial intelligence (AI) content (text, images, or translations)

We require you to inform us of AI-generated content (text, images, or translations) when you publish a new book or make edits to and republish an existing book through KDP. You are not required to disclose AI-assisted content. We distinguish between AI-generated and AI-assisted content as follows:

  • AI-generated: We define AI-generated content as text, images, or translations created by an AI-based tool. If you used an AI-based tool to create the actual content (whether text, images, or translations), it is considered “AI-generated,” even if you applied substantial edits afterwards.
  • AI-assisted: If you created the content yourself, and used AI-based tools to edit, refine, error-check, or otherwise improve that content (whether text or images), then it is considered “AI-assisted” and not “AI-generated.” Similarly, if you used an AI-based tool to brainstorm and generate ideas, but ultimately created the text or images yourself, this is also considered “AI-assisted” and not “AI-generated.” It is not necessary to inform us of the use of such tools or processes.

You are responsible for verifying that all AI-generated and/or AI-assisted content adheres to all content guidelines. For example, to confirm an AI-based tool did not create content based on copyrighted works, you’re required to review and edit any AI tool outputs.

Here’s what you’ll see in your backend when you go to publish your book:

We saw this coming, right?

You can’t drop a bomb like AI on platforms like Amazon – or the whole internet, even – without said platforms making adjustments to ensure quality is maintained. 

I’ll continue to move through my Imagine implementation all the way through publishing but I truly don’t know how much AI I’ll use moving forward. 

Declaring AI Usage on KDP – Something to Worry About?

While I don’t think there’s anything to worry about, I know some of you are feeling some concern.

In the video below, Katharyne does an amazing job of sharing why this doesn’t mean the end of using AI for low-content books and provides some insight into why they might be making this update.

Will KDP Say My Book is Made with AI?


That’s one thing I had considered. They use AI themselves and disclose it when they do.

I saw this the other day…

I was on desktop trying to find this info to show you and couldn’t but when I went to the Amazon mobile app, it was there.

So, maybe this whole AI disclosure thing is just for quality and research purposes on their end.

And maybe one day soon our book listings will have a similar statement somewhere on the page if we have used AI-generated content somehow.

Will Buyers Just Create Their Own Low-Content Books with AI?

When it comes to publishing books with AI, I don’t think it’s a big deal to disclose it because there’s still a LOT of room for creativity and customization.

I doubt someone looking at my listings will think, “Well, I can just go and create my own thing with AI.”

Sure, they can! But they can’t duplicate MY super-cool-awesome product and that’s what makes the difference. 

Personality, creativity, and customization.

A good thing to remember no matter what product you’re creating, really. 

Don’t ya think?

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