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What is Createspace?

Is createspace a self publishing compnay or an independent publishing company (indie publishing)???


which publishing would be the best, indie or self publishing??


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1. Jul 24, 2017 7:40 PM in response to: Jessie12
Re: What is Createspace?

There is no difference between self publishing and independent publishing. Both phrases just mean that the author is publishing their own book as opposed to using a traditional publisher.


CS is not a publisher at all, they are a print and distribution service that publishers (be they traditional, or self/indy) can use to print their books through Print On Demand as opposed to a large run offset print and to distribute said book to various retail entities such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc.



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2. Aug 3, 2017 5:34 AM in response to: Jessie12
Re: What is Createspace?

And be aware that CS is a division of Amazon, not an independent company. If you want to avoid that stigma (physical bookstores are very unlikely to stock or even special-order a CS book), you should look at IngramSpark. And by all means avoid the third option, which is the awful KDP Print.


Good luck! -- NJ


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