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Mar 31, 2018 8:24 AM

Createspace Versus KDP?



I currently have three books on Createspace and I also have the same three books selling on KDP, is there any advantage (or disadvantage) in moving the books over to KDP Print?





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1. Mar 31, 2018 9:30 AM in response to: Fletch
Re: Createspace Versus KDP?

At the moment, KDP Print only distributes to Amazon, so if you use CreateSpace's EDC, you'd lose that.


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2. Mar 31, 2018 1:03 PM in response to: Fletch
Re: Createspace Versus KDP?

Another disadvantage is no custom trim sizes.


As for advantages, (1) KDP Print gives you one account for both formats (rather than two separate accounts), and (2) for those in the UK and the rest of Europe, shipping costs and delivery times for proofs and author copies may be considerably less (as KDP prints and ships these from within Europe, whereas CreateSpace prints and ships all author orders from within the USA).

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3. Apr 2, 2018 8:59 AM in response to: Fletch
Re: Createspace Versus KDP?

Here is a table I put together based on the CS and KDP Print guidelines . . . .



Note: Author Copies/Proofs . . . Although KDP talks about this on their site, one person who is active on this site, said that when he put his book through KDP Print, at the point where he ordered a printed proof, the book was approved and distribution enabled.  If this is the case, it defeats much of what getting a printed proof is for. It does, apparently have value in the UK, for example.  I would say, again if this is true, it is quite deceptive.


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