Amazon’s New KDP Print Feature is Bad News for CreateSpace Users

What do you think? Can an eBook file be used to create a decent-looking paperback? I found this article written by Dianne Tibert, most informative.

Diane Tibert

The first news I heard about KDP Print was in an email from Amazon on February 15th. Since then, I’ve read articles, blog posts and comments about it and watched the praise given by Amazon for this service dwindle quickly.

In the email, Amazon announced they were making print book publishing easier for writers. They stated, “KDP prints your book on demand and subtracts your printing costs from your royalties, so you don’t have to pay any costs upfront or carry any inventory.”

That’s what CreateSpace does. Sort of. I believe CreateSpace takes the cost of the printing of the book from the sale price, then takes a cut of the royalties. Until I see the numbers and do the math, I am unsure which service will offer a better financial deal for authors.

The message also stated, “It also enables you to receive consolidated royalty payments for paperback and…

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2 thoughts on “Amazon’s New KDP Print Feature is Bad News for CreateSpace Users

  1. That’s okay, Shirley. 🤓I’m glad you found the article informative. It’s amazing how one suddenly sees things the minute someone else writes about it. I uploaded a book for PRE-ORDER on to KDPSelect today and THERE as large as life is the proof of Diane Tibert’s post. When I finished everything, the PAGE asked me if I wanted to continue uploading my file to create a paperback! But as you mentioned, one must always proceed with caution when it comes to moving away from that which one knows! Kind regards. I’m sure we’ll meet again this weekend via a blog, but if not, enjoy your weekend. 🌸

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  2. Maretha, I left a comment on Diane Tibert’s website, but it was really meant for you. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. I don’t try anything new right away anyway. I wait to see how it shakes out. lol

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