Createspace vs. KDP Print

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David Gaughran, Irish author and frequent blogger on issues of importance to writers, recently published a post on his blog about Amazon's rumored impending closure of Createspace in favor of its other print platform, KDP Print. With his permission, this post includes the opening paragraphs of that post with a link to the full post.

If you haven't already discovered Gaughran's blog, here's your opportunity to check it out and to subscribe to it.

How To Switch From Createspace to KDP Print

Createspace is rumored to be closing soon – meaning all users will be forced to transition to KDP Print (or use an alternative service). I decided to get ahead of the move to scout out any potential issues, and there are a few for you to watch out for – meaning, somewhat paradoxically, that you may wish to make the leap sooner rather than later.

I know, I know, it sounds like a big plate of hassle with little upside. But the process might be easier than you think, and could save you bigger problems in a few months. On top of that, this could be a good opportunity to update those old paperback files, clean up your metadata in line with current best practices (hellooooo 2012 keywords), and perhaps consider some distribution alternatives. Let’s get to it!

The full post can be found here.

Thanks to David for giving us permission to reprint the initial paragraphs to lead members to his informative post.

Image credit: Brendan Church

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