The rumors are no longer rumors. Createspace is shutting down and moving all it’s titles – your titles, perhaps – to KDP Print.
When is this happening? “in a few weeks.”
Can I move my books to KDP Books sooner? Yes you can, at this link: https://kdp.amazon.com/createspace-transfer. Or so they say, in theory. I tried today and it didn’t work. It opened my account (Step 1), It verified my titles (Step 2), but a no go on the ‘Start the move’ (Step 3). I’m guess they are inundated with people trying to move their books.
Don’t worry. They’ll move your books for you eventually. Maybe I’ll just let them do it.
If you have other questions, you can go to this CS to KDP FAQ pageand probably get an answer.
Here’s another link to a post by Amy Collinson The Book Designer site.
Best of luck!
Where Publishing Dreams Become Reality
I recently discovered this little secret and I wanted to share it with you, in case you didn’t know. If you are self-publishing your book(s), it is in your best interest to publish both with Createspace for the Amazon sales, and with IngramSpark for other sales. This is because of Ingram’s large distribution network and their reputation with bookstores and libraries around the globe.
Abigail Carter – of Writer.ly – has shared some very helpful information for publishing with IngramSpark/LighteningSource.
I have published through createspace/Amazon, have had my books published with a brick and mortar printer in my area and plan on using Ingram/LighteningSource (same company) to get on their distribution list. I wonder if she started with Lightening Sources if it would have been any easier. I think I remember reading that somewhere but I’m not sure about that.
Abigail shares some insights that will make the process easier. Ingram has a long way to go to make the process as easy as Amazon does.
When I try it and if I find out any other helpful tips, I’ll let you-all know!