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CreateSpaceLee Representative 57 posts since
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Jan 31, 2018 4:00 PM

Createspace No Longer Offering Paid Services

CreateSpace will no longer offer any paid professional services, such as editing, interior or cover design, or conversion to eBooks. We’ll fulfill existing purchases until April 20, 2018.

 

This change does not impact the availability of published titles. Amazon remains committed to helping authors realize their goals through self-publishing high quality books. Visit CreateSpace or Kindle Direct Publishing to learn more about the tools and resources available to authors.

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1. Jan 31, 2018 5:03 PM in response to: CreateSpaceLee
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There are many other people and companies offering suitable professional services. Some of them have been active in this community for years.

 

Cheers,

Steve - bookow.com - painless print & e-book formatting

 

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2. Feb 1, 2018 4:46 AM in response to: stevoz
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Yes, and we all try out best to help CS publishers, whenever we can. :-)

 

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3. Feb 1, 2018 8:24 PM in response to: CreateSpaceLee
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Our book formatting service: www.thefastfingers.com

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4. Feb 1, 2018 8:25 PM in response to: FastFingers
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5. Feb 1, 2018 8:30 PM in response to: CreateSpaceLee
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I am guessing that theses services will be moved over to KDP

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6. Feb 1, 2018 8:31 PM in response to: CreateSpaceLee
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*These

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7. Feb 2, 2018 5:12 AM in response to: CreateSpaceLee
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I published through CreateSpace for the first time late Oct. 2017. I did do all my design layout and editing myself. (It is a childrens book) I am working on a new book. Starting the design and lay out now.

Just received a message from KDP stating they are now doing the paperback versions also.

Am I to understand that they are maybe merging or taking over what CreateSpace was doing? Also who do I work with for my new book and what does this mean for my existing book? will it still be availble online and for me to purchase copies? Any advise is helpful...

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8. Feb 2, 2018 7:25 AM in response to: Hope7
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Hope7 wrote:

 

...what does this mean for my existing book? will it still be availble online and for me to purchase copies? Any advise is helpful...

As stated in the first message in this thread, this has no impact on already-published books at this time.

 

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9. Feb 2, 2018 1:20 PM in response to: CreateSpaceLee
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Writers can contact Rocima Publishing for their editing and design services. We have been in the book publishing business for many years.

www.rocimapublishing.com

www.facebook.com/rocimapublishing

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10. Feb 2, 2018 7:10 PM in response to: Ewk30
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Ewk30 wrote:

 

I am guessing that theses services will be moved over to KDP

 

I think that's unlikely, since they've already announced laying off 58 people who currently do this work for CS. So it doesn't appear that KDP will be offering paid services either.

 

 

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11. Feb 2, 2018 7:13 PM in response to: stevoz
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stevoz wrote:

 

There are many other people and companies offering suitable professional services. Some of them have been active in this community for years.

 

Agreed. Some of us have been members of this community for 10 years and know all the ins and outs.

 

 

Michelle

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12. Feb 4, 2018 11:19 AM in response to: CreateSpaceLee
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i am working on a project that will need color pictures and graphics inlay in addition to custom inside formatting/placement. In light of what got posted officially by createspace, is there another online publishing option for a "how-to" book?

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13. Feb 4, 2018 11:58 AM in response to: SpiritualGirl
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You can still have the book printed and distributed by CreateSpace; you just need to find other contractors to do the design work if you don't have that skillset, since that's what CS no longer offers.

 

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14. Feb 4, 2018 3:57 PM in response to: CreateSpaceLee
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I hope this doesn't spell the end of CS.

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