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Galang Persada

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Posted: Dec 19, 2017 5:24 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I am new here. I want to ask, how do I make my eBook and printed book in one place? Thanks.
cdalebrittain

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Posted: Dec 19, 2017 6:31 PM   in response to: Galang Persada in response to: Galang Persada
 
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Not entirely sure what you mean by "make them in one place."

Formatting an ebook and formatting a print book are very different. Look at a physical book on your shelf. Now look at an ebook on your Kindle. Note the ebook doesn't have defined pages, and you can change the font and the size of the letters, which you can't do (obviously) with a physical book.

But you can create an ebook through KDP and a print book through CreateSpace, and they will both be for sale on Amazon.

Click the Help pages link from the main Forum page to learn all about making an ebook, and go to createspace dot amazon dot com to learn all about creating a print book. Good luck!
Notjohn

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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 3:25 AM   in response to: Galang Persada in response to: Galang Persada
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If you have published both an ebook and a paperback, and the title and author name are more or less identical, they will link up on the Amazon store in a day or three or four. If it doesn't happen within a week, use the Contact Us option (bottom of this page) to ask Support to do it for you. There is a form for this. You must give the ASIN of the ebook and the ISBN of the print edition.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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William Thompson

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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 3:28 PM   in response to: Galang Persada in response to: Galang Persada
 
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You can use KDP(digital) for uploading your ebook and use KDP Print Beta(a separate option in KDP) for your imprint book. If you do use KDP Print -- then you should always upload a PDF version of you book for best resullts.

Personally I would never use KDP Print -- better to use Createspace which will give you far fewer problems.

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Galang Persada

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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 10:45 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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Thank you.
Galang Persada

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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 10:46 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Thank you, that helps me a lot.
Galang Persada

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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 10:49 PM   in response to: William Thompson in response to: William Thompson
 
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I'm a new writer, and just published my book on Amazon. I have two versions, first eBook and second book print. For the printed book, I made it through KDP because at that time, I did not know about CreateSpace yet. So I made it in KDP, will that be a problem for me?
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Posted: Dec 20, 2017 10:59 PM   in response to: Galang Persada in response to: Galang Persada
 
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Createspace is owned by Amazon.com and KDP(ebooks) is also Amazon. So, when you do your imprint book in Createspace -- just be sure that all the imprint book details are exactly the same as your ebook version -- i.e. same title, series, author name etc. If this is the case then after publishng your book on Createspace, and after a while, your imprint book should automatically be paired, by Amazon, with your ebook version on the same Amazon product page.
MR R J LAIDLER

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Posted: Dec 21, 2017 5:26 AM   in response to: Galang Persada in response to: Galang Persada
 
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Galang Persada wrote:
... So I made it in KDP, will that be a problem for me?

If you want discounted author copies then KDP Print can't generally provide these apart from in a few random locations. It doesn't do dedicated proof copies either.
It also doesn't really have the help which seems to be available in Createspace so a lot of folk struggle with it but if you have succeeded in publishing your book and don't want author copies then, no, you won't have any problems. The physical quality of the books are indistinguishable from Createspace books.
But Createspace offers something called extended distribution which will offer the book in places KDP Print doesn't (currently?) cover. KDP Print only covers US, UK, GE, FR, IT, ES & JP.
Galang Persada

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Posted: Dec 21, 2017 6:05 PM   in response to: William Thompson in response to: William Thompson
 
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Thank you.
Galang Persada

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Posted: Dec 21, 2017 6:07 PM   in response to: MR R J LAIDLER in response to: MR R J LAIDLER
 
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Thank you. I've made it in KDP and my print book is already published.
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