I’ve posted previously about facility to publish paperbacks on Amazon KDP as well as Createspace and the pros and cons of each one. Now you no longer have to make that decision, Createspace and KDP are merging. Chris McMullen has written a very informative article on this. I’m re-blogging it here so that you have the full story. Thanks, Chris!
CREATESPACE MERGES WITH KDP
It’s a logical business decision.
The one significant change has to do with when royalty payments are made. See the section entitled Royalties towards the end of this article.
In 2008 I published my first book with CreateSpace, and in 2009 I published my first Kindle eBook.
When I was learning about publishing with Kindle, I asked myself the following question:
Why does Amazon use a different company for publishing eBooks than it does for publishing paperbacks?
It seemed like it would be convenient for authors and cost-effective for Amazon to have a single self-publishing service.
This is finally happening in 2018.
This is the way it should be, and should have been all along.
THIS IS GOOD FOR AUTHORS
It benefits authors for CreateSpace to merge with KDP.
- It’s convenient to check royalty reports at a single location.
- It’s convenient to have a single account…
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