AI Policy

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As of 12/2/2023, Amazon’s policy on publishing AI-generated and AI-assisted books was as follows:

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. AI-generated images include cover and interior images and artwork. 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.

As Amazon is one of our primary distributors, The Electric Scroll is somewhat bound to Amazon’s definitions and policies. We also do not want readers choosing to purchase – or not purchase – our books based on whether the readers perceive that a human or a machine wrote or produced the book.

With this in mind, The Electric Scroll’s AI policy is as follows:

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