To continue working on your books, follow the steps to access your CreateSpace books on KDP or sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon’s digital distribution service, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).
Where are my books?
We transferred your CreateSpace books and account information to KDP; once we’ve finished setting up your account, you’ll be directed to your KDP Bookshelf at CreateSpace.com/KDP.
Which email do I use on KDP to access my books?
You do not need to sign up for a new KDP account if you already have one; if you are new to KDP and do not have one yet, you can create one at www.kdapp.com/signup.
How do I access my historical CreateSpace reports on KDP?
Your sales will be tracked in your KDP reports after your CreateSpace books are moved to KDP. Go to the Sales Dashboard tab to see your sales within the 90-day timeframe; for sales older than 90 days, go to the Historical tab for both reports.
What if I had a book in process on CreateSpace?
Your incomplete book information moved with your account details and available books when we moved your books from CreateSpace to KDP. There are some differences between book statuses on CreateSpace and KDP: CreateSpace status KDP status after moving
Differences between CreateSpace and KDP
The self-publishing process is the same on CreateSpace and KDP: you’ll create covers, format interior files, choose print and distribution options, and buy copies. When ordering copies of your book on KDP, your order is placed through the Amazon cart. On CreateSpace, making your book available on Amazon wasn’t required to enable Expanded Distribution; on KDP, it is.
Is anything changing about my agreement with CreateSpace?
CreateSpace and KDP merged on December 18, 2018, and the CreateSpace Member Agreement was updated on March 30, 2020. You should read the KDP Terms and Conditions in their entirety to ensure you understand all terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to publish a book on CreateSpace?
Using CreateSpace to publish a book is free, and depending on the sales channel, they keep between 20% and 60% of the profits.
Is KDP the same as CreateSpace?
CreateSpace has been replaced by Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), which is used to set up both paperbacks and ebooks on Amazon and provides sales reports to authors.
Which is better KDP or CreateSpace?
The main difference between the two is shipping costs; KDP has a nicer interface and is a little more intuitive; however, Amazon did not automatically link my paperback and ebook copies of Productivity for Writers, despite the fact that I created the paperback in CreateSpace.
Is CreateSpace going out of business?
Createspace, Amazon’s self-publishing service, will lay off workers in its editing, marketing, and design divisions in July as the company exits the business of providing services to writers.
Can you publish a book for free?
With Kindle Direct Publishing, you can self-publish eBooks and paperbacks for free and reach millions of readers on Amazon. Get to market quickly: publishing takes less than 5 minutes, and your book will be available in Kindle stores around the world within 24-48 hours.
How much does a first time author make?
As many authors and agents have stated, the average first-time author can expect to earn around $10,000 for their new book, after paying their agent and investing in promotion.
Does CreateSpace own my book?
CreateSpace will handle distribution through the channels you choose (with some limitations), and will print the books for those channels if you use your own ISBN (as I do). CreateSpace will handle distribution through the channels you choose (with some limitations), and will print the books for those channels if you use your own ISBN (as I do).
Does Amazon still print books?
With Amazon’s self-publishing services, you can reach millions of readers around the world while maintaining control over your work: it’s quick and easy to publish a print book with CreateSpace, a digital book with Kindle Direct Publishing, and an audiobook with ACX.
How much does it cost to publish a book on Amazon?
Anyone can publish on Amazon for free; all you have to do is sign up for a Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) account and upload your book. Once you’ve published, you’ll be competing with other authors.
Is IngramSpark owned by Amazon?
IngramSpark is similar to KDP, but it lacks Amazon’s owned sales platform; instead, IngramSpark offers a near-equivalent of KDP’s expanded distribution (in fact, KDP’s expanded distribution is handled by Ingram).
Can I use IngramSpark and KDP?
I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention that if you own your ISBN, you can use both IngramSpark and KDP at the same time. If your book is already in KDP’s Expanded Distribution and you want to use IngramSpark, don’t worry! First, you must remove your book from KDP’s Expanded Distribution program.
How do I copyright my book?
A step-by-step guide to copyrighting a book is provided below:
- Select the Correct Category.
- Create an Online Account.
- Select the Standard Application.
- Fill Out the Appropriate Forms.
- Pay the Fee.
- Submit Your Written Material.
How do I access CreateSpace?
To get to your CreateSpace books, go to:
- Go to CreateSpace and enter your CreateSpace email address.
- Within 3 hours, an email with a link will be sent to your CreateSpace account email address.
- Follow the link in the email.
- Sign in to KDP to link your KDP account, or create a new account.
Does Amazon advantage still exist?
January 2021 update: Advantage is still closed to new publishers. In May 2016, Amazon made changes to its program, raising the annual membership fee from $29.95 to $99 per publisher, per year, billable annually, and deducted from sales or paid by check, as before.
Is self-publishing on Amazon free?
Find all the books, read about the author, and more in Publish Your Book on Amazon for Free: How to Self-Publish Without Paying a Dime Kindle Edition. Yes, you can publish for free, and independent authors do not have to pay for publishing.