Do you pay a fee to use CreateSpace?

Do you pay a fee to use CreateSpace?

Just as CreateSpace limited writers' distribution to Amazon solely (for a 40% charge) and increased distribution to shops other than Amazon (for a 60% cost), so will KDP Print. However, there is one significant limitation in terms of broader distribution, which we've discussed below. Interior design and book cover tools are available free of charge.

Yes, for $40,000 you can have your book printed and shipped by CreateSpace. That's a pretty good deal! But there are restrictions on what you can print with them. For example, they cannot print more than 10,000 copies of your book. And they require that you include all of their printing services in your agreement with them. If you want to print more than 10,000 copies, you have to find another printer.

Also note that if you want to print more than 10,000 copies you will need to renew your contract every time you print more than this number.

After your initial fee, they take up to 20% of the sale price of your book as a commission. So if your book sells for $15 then you owe them $3,750 ($15 * 0.20). This amount is also added to your next monthly bill unless you notify them otherwise. If you don't pay it within 30 days then they take action against you. In this case, they stop selling books through Amazon and remove all of your earnings from previous sales from this book series.

Is it a loss to have a CreateSpace account?

CreateSpace is a significant loss. The service was wonderful, and the support personnel was outstanding. However, the print quality on KDP is the same, so this isn't a big concern. It takes exactly as long to have books published and available on Amazon, but reimbursements, while still monthly, are now 60 days after sale rather than 30.

There is no need for a printed proof. If the expense of proofreading your books surpasses the other concerns, you may use simply CreateSpace's online proofing tool. CreateSpace charges a page fee. Every time a book is printed, CreateSpace charges a printing cost. The printing charge is totally determined by the number of pages for a color cover and black text on white or cream paper.

Can a paperback book be published on CreateSpace?

If you have previously published paperback titles using the Createspace service, it is time to consider switching your titles to Amazon KDP. (Amazon Direct Publishing) CreateSpace has had several issues over the years. The majority of the issues have been around inequitable electronic payment methods for non-US writers. In addition, CreateSpace has changed its policies several times over the past few years and not always in a way that was beneficial to authors.

Since Amazon bought CreateSpace in August 2016, there have been some improvements with more equitable payment methods and a better author experience. However, there are still areas where authors may run into problems such as changing keywords or including images in their books. If these issues remain unresolved after following Amazon's help documentation, then it is time to look at other options for publishing your book.

The good news is that most paperback books can be published on Amazon KDP. Some exceptions include books that contain material which may violate Amazon's content guidelines or those who want to charge more than $15 for their book. But overall, KDP is very open to different types of books and will publish even nonfiction works as long as they meet its criteria.

Can you move from CreateSpace to Kindle Direct Publishing?

Createspace and Kindle Direct Publishing have now officially combined. You must switch from Createspace to KDP. You may now publish a book in print-on-demand paperback using Amazon KDP, Blurb, or Lulu. Createspace is no longer in operation. All existing books on Createspace should be deleted before submitting your manuscript for review.

If you already have a self-published book on Createspace, you will need to delete it before submitting your manuscript for review.

Submitting your manuscript for review does not mean that it has been accepted for publication. Authors can cancel their orders at any time before they are printed. If you choose to use Createspace, then you will also need to use Amazon's editing service to edit your manuscript before printing.

Kindle Direct Publishing offers several advantages over Createspace including:

Amazon handles the sales and distribution of your book. You keep all the rights to your book after it is published.

Kindle Direct Publishing is free. When you publish with Createspace, you have to pay a fee to have your book produced.

With Kindle Direct Publishing, you can add audio files, such as an audiobook, video files, such as a movie trailer, or links to other websites. With Createspace, you cannot include these extra features.

Is CreateSpace free?

We recommend utilizing the RBE to generate a professional, print-ready PDF file in seconds—again, it's one of the greatest tools available (and we're only a little biased), and it's completely free. Now that we've cleared things up, let's look at how to transition from CreateSpace to KDP Print if you're ready to do so. You can sell your books through Amazon's print on demand service, KDP Print.

Amazon offers three pricing plans for its print on demand service: $0.20 per page for Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Select, $0.055 per page for KDP Standard, and $0.0035 per page for KDP Prime. If you have a small number of books that don't make much money, then KDP Select may be the right choice for you. However, if you have a large catalog of books, then KDP Standard or KDP Prime may be better choices. For example, with KDP Select, you can select up to 10 books every 30 days over $10,000 per year. With KDP Standard, you can select up to 100 books over $100,000 per year. And with KDP Prime, you can select 1,000 books over $360,000 per year. There are also costs associated with using Amazon's print on demand service. These include fees for publishing with KDP Select, Standard, or Prime, as well as fees for producing each book sold with KDP Select, Standard, or Prime.

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Edward Vazquez

Edward Vazquez is a writer and editor who enjoys his job more than anything else in the world. He loves to spend time with his family, read books about writing, and help people with their own writing projects.

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