Self-publishers must declare if content sold on Amazon’s site is AI-generated

Retailer announces new rules for its Kindle Direct Publishing forum after complaints about AI-produced works being sold under human writers’ namesAmazon has introduced new rules and guidance for Kindle books generated by artificial intelligence tools, including the requirement that authors inform it when content is AI-generated.The company announced the new rules on its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) forum on Wednesday. It said in a statement: “Beginning today, when you publish a new title or make edits to and republish an existing title through KDP, you will be asked whether your content is AI-generated.” KDP allows authors to self-publish their books and put them up for sale on Amazon’s site. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2023-09-11 17:08:53 UTC ]
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Publishing and AI

Publishing is a sector which many do not associate with investment in artificial intelligence. However, AI is already prevalent in many publishing businesses and all the signs show that this trend will continue. From content creation through to production, marketing and retail, AI is... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-06 20:14:00 UTC ]
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AI Storytelling Game May Expand Publishing’s Horizons

Interactive storytelling took a quantum leap forward this year, and a video game called 'AI Dungeon' is right at the center of it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing Leaders Issuing Warning over Amazon’s Market Power

If Amazon's market power over book publishing is left unchecked, competition in the industry will continue to diminish, the heads of the AAP, ABA, and Authors Guild wrote in a letter to the chairman of the House Antitrust Subcommittee. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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US Publishers, Authors, Booksellers Call Out Amazon’s ‘Concentrated Power’ in the Book Market

American professional associations for authors, publishers, and booksellers write to the House subcommittee on antitrust issues about Amazon. The post US Publishers, Authors, Booksellers Call Out Amazon’s ‘Concentrated Power’ in the Book Market appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-17 14:51:35 UTC ]
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US publishing bodies protest against Amazon tactics

Key trade bodies in the US – the Association of American Publishers, the Authors Guild and the American Booksellers Association – have sent a letter to Capitol Hill to protest against "anti-competitive tactics" which they say give Amazon "extraordinary" market dominance in the digital books market. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-17 13:53:48 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Worklife: Amazon Publishing ‘At Home’ in Germany, the UK, and the States

'Our desk spaces are evolving their own personalities,' as the publishing house built by a tech and retail giant adapts to home-officing. The post Coronavirus Worklife: Amazon Publishing ‘At Home’ in Germany, the UK, and the States appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-30 01:41:14 UTC ]
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PubWest to Amazon: Publishing Needs Your Help

PubWest has published an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking him to support independent publishers by placing a moratorium on certain fees and by making books more of a priority for shipping as soon as possible. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Coronavirus: International Publishers Make COVID-19 Research Content Freely Available

Research houses and scholarly publishers and associations are pooling their content for professional and public access free of charge. The post Coronavirus: International Publishers Make COVID-19 Research Content Freely Available appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-03-16 08:15:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: Mantel maintains Most-Sold number one

Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light (Fourth Estate) has held the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction top spot for a second week, the same week the eagerly awaited title sold 95,141 copies across all print editions through Nielsen BookScan's TCM. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-10 16:43:19 UTC ]
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Excuse me: Is Amazon really using this small publisher to try to prove that it’s not evil?

Last night, I was in my third hour of binge-watching The Bold Type when I stumbled upon an ad that made me do a double-take. The ad was for Amazon Storefronts, a section launched in 2018 as a way for small and medium-sized businesses to sell products directly through Amazon. The video’s got... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-20 17:52:28 UTC ]
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‘A silent assassin’: Brand safety tags slow publisher sites

"The challenge we have is that we don’t get visibility of the full extent of this, it’s a bit of a silent assassin," said one magazine publishing executive, speaking anonymously. The post ‘A silent assassin’: Brand safety tags slow publisher sites appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-12-19 05:00:20 UTC ]
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Findlay Publishing Company Sold to Ogden Newspapers

Ogden Newspapers will purchase The Courier of Findlay and the Review Times of Fostoria from the Findlay Publishing Co., according Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-11-13 19:39:46 UTC ]
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Amazon Reducing Orders to Publishers

In order to deal with congestion issues at its warehouses, Amazon has been cutting book orders to publishers over the last several weeks, a move publishers say is on track to damage their holiday sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Stiles joins Amazon Publishing’s global rights team

Hatty Stiles has joined Amazon Publishing’s global rights team as senior rights manager.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-21 04:56:01 UTC ]
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Digiday Research: Digital publishers still see growth in direct-sold display ads

Of the 135 publishers surveyed by Digiday in a wide-ranging research survey this Fall, more than 50% of publishers reported that direct-sold advertising was a large or very large source of revenue for them. The post Digiday Research: Digital publishers still see growth in direct-sold display ads... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-10-16 04:01:21 UTC ]
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Digiday Video: How publishers are creating and monetizing their video content

Video is a big part of growth opportunities for publishers. At the recent Digiday Publishing Summit in Key Biscayne, Florida, we asked execs from CNN Internation, Vox and Inquisitr the role that video plays in their content and monetization strategies. The post Digiday Video: How publishers are... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-10-04 04:00:07 UTC ]
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Rankin, Braithwaite and Killing Eve win Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards

Crime heavyweight Ian Rankin, Booker longlisted Braithwaite and "Killing Eve" were among the winners of the 9 Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards on Saturday night. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-30 00:14:17 UTC ]
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Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant

A decade after rescuing it from an imminent shutdown, Duncan McIntosh has sold newspaper industry trade magazine Editor & Publisher to consultant Mike Blinder for an undisclosed sum. In an announcement late last week, E&P indicated that its upcoming October issue will be the first... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-09-03 20:10:05 UTC ]
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Publishers sue Amazon's Audible over speech-to-text feature

Major US publishers have filed a lawsuit against Amazon's audiobook company Audible in a row over a new speech-to-text feature which they say is a violation of copyright law.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-26 15:42:06 UTC ]
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The Amazon Publishing Juggernaut

What does the ecommerce giant want with the notoriously fickle world of publishing? To own your every reading decision. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2019-08-08 17:45:07 UTC ]
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