CreateSpace is being discontinued.
A copy of an email to me from CreateSpace Aug 28th, 2018
We’re excited to announce that CreateSpace (CSP) and Kindle Direct
Publishing (KDP) will become one service, and in the coming days, we
will give CreateSpace members the ability to move their account and
titles. To ensure a quality experience, we will add links to the
CreateSpace member dashboard in phases so authors may see it at
different times. As a reminder, 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 (Amazon.mx coming soon). 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
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.
In a few weeks, we’ll start automatically moving your CreateSpace
books to KDP. Your books will remain available for sale throughout the
move and you’ll continue to earn royalties. Once we begin this process
you’ll be unable to edit existing titles or create new titles on
If you have a release planned soon or you would like to start the move
yourself, we are making updates that will allow you to move your
entire catalog in just a few steps. During this transition, you can
contact KDP customer support by email and access phone support in
There are a few payment and printing fee differences associated with
the move. Going forward you will be paid on KDP’s payment schedule.
CreateSpace pays monthly royalties 30 days after the end of the month
in which they were earned while KDP pays monthly royalties
approximately 60 days after the end of the month in which they were
earned. As a result, you’ll be paid in September for any royalties
earned in August on CreateSpace and be paid in October for any
royalties earned in August on KDP. In addition, some low-page count
books will see an increase in printing fees when they are printed in
the UK and EU. This affects a small number of titles. If your titles
are affected by this change, you will receive a separate email on this
topic. Learn more about KDP’s printing fees here.
To learn more about the move and review the latest, visit here. We’ll
be in touch with more updates in the coming weeks.
It is still Day 1 for independent publishing. As Amazon’s recent
shareholder letter noted, there are more than a 1,000 authors who earn
more than a $100,000 a year from their work with us. We could not be
more optimistic about the future of independent publishing and this
change will allow us to innovate faster for you.
Best Regards, The CreateSpace and KDP Team
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