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Amazon Isn't Prepared for Incoming Tide of AI-Authored Books. Jane Friedman Has Proof

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Screenshot of one of about half a dozen fake books listed on Goodreads.

It wasn’t until after she published a post about her findings that Friedman was contacted by someone from Amazon who assured her they would investigate the matter. Following the contact, Friedman said the fraudulent books were taken down.

Credit: Screenshot Courtesy of Jane Friedman

Author Jane Friedman spotted more books on Amazon this week that falsely claimed to be written by her than those she actually wrote.

At least five books under her name were taken down from Amazon yesterday (Aug. 8) after Friedman wrote a blog post on Aug. 7 detailing her experience finding books under her name being sold on Amazon and listed on Goodreads, the Amazon-owned social media and book-logging platform for readers.

Friedman suspects that the books are AI-generated. They don't lift her books' copy—instead, they copy her writing style.

From Quartz
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