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Richard D. Nurse

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Where to publish paperback
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I am moving a series back to Kindle direct. It is available in paperback at this time through CreateSpace. I know that when I make the changes on my Bookshelf that I will get the message to start your paperback. Is there any difference between using CS and Amazon to publish the paperback? Especially since CS is a part of Amazon.
Donna St Felix

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Posted: Dec 31, 2017 12:58 AM   in response to: Richard D. Nurse in response to: Richard D. Nurse
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Richard D. Nurse wrote:
I am moving a series back to Kindle direct. It is available in paperback at this time through CreateSpace. I know that when I make the changes on my Bookshelf that I will get the message to start your paperback. Is there any difference between using CS and Amazon to publish the paperback? Especially since CS is a part of Amazon.

Doing your paperback at the Kindle site will offer you a lot of PROBLEMS. It is a beta program.
You also cannot usually order books for yourself at a discount at the 'beta site'.
Notjohn

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Posted: Dec 31, 2017 2:09 AM   in response to: Richard D. Nurse in response to: Richard D. Nurse
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Is there any difference between using CS and Amazon to publish the paperback?

Yes. There shouldn't be, provided you upload a PDF, but KDP Print after fifteen months still seems to be a leap in the dark. And even if it does work, you can't sell your books on Barnes & Noble, the Book Depository (which weirdly is the source of paperbacks for the Amazon stores in Canada and Australia), or unlikely as such sales may be, through your friendly local bookstore. Nor can most KDP Print accounts buy author copies at cost, and some can't even get a physical proof copy to see if the system DOES work. My advice is to stay away from it.

If you want an alternative to CS, go to IngramSpark. That's what I would do if I were starting new.

(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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