Have you heard the news? CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), a.k.a. Amazon, are becoming one service!
You’re probably thinking…
How will this affect me?!
If you’re wondering what will come of your CreateSpace titles, not to worry. CreateSpace members will have the ability to move their account and titles.
We’re told that Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) now offers Expanded Distribution to sell your paperbacks to physical bookstores in the US, as well as the ability to sell your paperback books on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.au.
With these features, KDP’s paperback distribution will be on par with CreateSpace’s distribution. KDP also offers features that aren’t available on CreateSpace. These include the ability to purchase ads to promote paperbacks on Amazon.com and locally printed author copies in Europe.
As a result of these enhancements to KDP and our ongoing efforts to provide a more seamless experience for managing your paperback and digital books, CreateSpace and KDP will become one service. On KDP, your paperbacks will still be printed in the same facilities, on the same printers, and by the same people as they were on CreateSpace.
Phew! Now there’s a relief. Have the services and costs related thereto also remained unchanged? Only time will tell, but it sounds like we are going to find out sooner rather than later!
In a few weeks, they’re going to start automatically moving CreateSpace books to KDP.
We’re told the transition is going to be seamless and the paperbacks will remain available for sale throughout the move. If you have any changes to make in the meantime, or if you have a new release planned soon, you had better get your files submitted quickly! Once they begin this process you’ll be unable to edit existing titles or create new titles on CreateSpace.
- Learn more about KDP’s printing fees here.
- To learn more about the move and review the latest news, visit here.
We look forward to hearing more on this topic in the coming weeks!
We’ll leave you with Amazon’s words:
We could not be more optimistic about the future of independent publishing and this change will allow us to innovate faster for you.
Do you tend to agree with Amazon? Is this transition a good thing? How will it affect your author business? Please comment down below with your perspective!