Lori Weiss wrote:
Here's my post from another thread...
I also had an issue with KDP paperback conversion when I attempted to change the cover on one of my books. My cover artist did everything according to their guidelines, but I kept getting errors regarding size. I wrote to CreateSpace to see about returning to t hem and this was their response:
"I'm sorry that your experience with KDP Print has been unsatisfactory but you're able to republish your title through CreateSpace.
You'll need to republish it on CreateSpace with a new ISBN, you can either choose a CreateSpace assigned ISBN or purchase an ISBN. Once you've made your book available for sale contact us with your new ISBN so we can link your existing Amazon customer reviews to the new CreateSpace version of your book."
I obtained another ISBN # and resubmitted my book through CreateSpace just as I had done when I first published. Zero difficulties. My book with the new cover was approved for sale, and the world is good again. I hope this helps.
It's worth mentioning that after my book was republished with CreateSpace, they questioned whether I was the copyright holder d/t seeing the same book had previously been in print under another ISBN. A simple email stating you are the copyright holder is all they require. My book is now available again through CreateSpace.
I was going to say the same thing. But, AH! FINALLY! Someone who has the freaking COMMON SENSE to contact CreateSpace directly about this rather than rely on the distorted "wisdom" of others who swear up and down to know so much while apparently knowing nothing whatsoever. It's kind of like fake news spreading around. Only this kind messes with a person's livilihood.
Lori Weiss, I applaud you.
But sadly, even though you KNOW for sure what the actual scoop on this is, there will be those who choose to believe otherwise. They will even continue to ask around to be sure, just because "someone said" it couldn't be done at all. sigh CreateSpace is a phone call away. As Lori Weiss (and I) know, you can call them or email them and ask actual people questions there. They are very helpful.
I agree. This forum is great for discussion and opinions but it's not IMO the best place to come for facts and CreateSpace/KDP Print issues seem generate a lot of misinformation.
Yes you can. I actually did this, but was given a new ISBN for my books. I neglected to check first if KDP offers wholesale and when I realized they didn't, I republished my books on Createspace with no issues.
Tracy Tegan wrote:
Amazon owns CreateSpace and from everything I've been reading, it looks like eventually, they are going to eventually retire the platform altogether. So one day your only option will be to use the KDP paperback option.
Let's just hope by then they agree to give us author pricing like they do with CreateSpace. The Bitch
By Tracy Tegan
It would totally suck if CS is obliterated. If that ever hapoens I'll use a different POD company to publish my print books. I refuse to be sucked into an Amazonian quagmire.
Calvin Jones wrote:
I published a collection of Irish wildlife and nature writing via KDP recently. I was planning to publish a paperback edition (since target market for this particular series would skew more print than eBook) when I noticed the "Publish Paperback" option on KDP and thought I'd give it a whirl.
However, since publishing last week I have some local booksellers and a couple of online outfits specialising in wildlife books asking if they can stock the paperback version. KDP doesn't yet offer extended distribution / wholesale prices... so my question is can I re-publish the paperback edition through Createspace to avail of these extended distribution options -- and if I choose to do so will I need to "unpublish" the paperback edition in KDP first.
Apologies if it's a silly question. I found plenty of threads on the forum talking about moving paperbacks from Createspace to KDP, but none talking about going the other way.
I think you can unpublish it on kdp then publish on CS as a completely new book.