Last week on ALLi's Self-publishing News, I reported on Amazon’s changes to KDP AI terms around AI generated content. Authors are now required to disclose the nature of their use of AI. This week, a new set of changes to KDP AI terms has come into force. You can find details on their post in the KDP forum, but again, this is a response to AI.
As a publisher on KDP, authors will face a cap on the number of titles they can publish in any one day. This is obviously an attempt to stop scammers loading the shelves with artificially generated content and “seeing what sticks.” And with video sharing sites never far behind the curve on tipping people off to the latest possible “sure thing” it is almost certainly a necessary preventive that will stop human moderators getting absolutely flooded and allow them to spend time assessing individual cases.
KDP have published nothing on what the limits will be. Publishers Weekly are reporting that it is three a day. ALLi have been in touch with the team at KDP who told us that not publishing what the limit might be is a deliberate step that will allow them to monitor the situation and be agile in responding to the situation as it progresses. As of Friday, The Guardian is now reporting that Amazon has confirmed the three book limit to them.
KDP also confirmed to ALLi that anyone hitting the limit will be notified. And that people may request an exemption, with requests being handled on a case-by-case basis. They also confirmed that low content books, such as journals, would be subject to the same limits, but also have the same right to request an exemption.
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