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Franchesca Tatel

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Paperback
Posted: Jan 20, 2018 7:00 AM
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Good day! Can a paperback copy published by Create Space be sold in National Bookstores? Or there is a specific CreateSpace Bookstore where the actual books are sold?
maineauthor

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Posted: Jan 20, 2018 7:07 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
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If you set your Createspace book up for extended distribution, it can be carried by other bookstores. However, most bookstores don't want to carry books from indie authors. Readers, can, however, order your book from a bricks-and-mortar bookstore if it's in extended distribution.
cdalebrittain

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Posted: Jan 20, 2018 7:07 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
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CreateSpace books are primarily sold on Amazon.

If you make your book available through CS's "expanded distribution," it ca alson be ordered by any regular bookstore and will (probably) also be available through Barnes & Noble's online bookstore. It is unlikely, however, to be found on the shelf if you just wander into your local store. Most local stores don't carry independently published books unless someone orders it.

When you publish through CS, they ask whether or not you want expanded distribution, as one of the questions during the publishing process.
Franchesca Tatel

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Posted: Jan 20, 2018 8:16 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
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Alright, thanks!
Darcy Hoover

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Re: Paperback
Posted: Feb 6, 2018 5:10 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
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Is this the same with KDP? I recently released through KDP and did not see an option for extended release.

Also the paperback version does not appear on the Amazon.ca site, my primary market. Is it just a matter of time?
writerbn

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Re: Paperback
Posted: Feb 6, 2018 6:33 AM   in response to: Darcy Hoover in response to: Darcy Hoover
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Read the hundreds of threads here about the perils and pitfalls of KDP Print. It has been in "beta" for almost 2 years, and is still incomplete in many respects, compared to Createspace.
Salamander Mall...

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Re: Paperback
Posted: Feb 6, 2018 6:35 AM   in response to: Darcy Hoover in response to: Darcy Hoover
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Darcy Hoover wrote:
Is this the same with KDP? I recently released through KDP and did not see an option for extended release.

Also the paperback version does not appear on the Amazon.ca site, my primary market. Is it just a matter of time?


No, there are no extended distribution channels in KDP-Print.
Notjohn

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Posted: Feb 6, 2018 8:44 AM   in response to: Darcy Hoover in response to: Darcy Hoover
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Is this the same with KDP? I recently released through KDP and did not see an option for extended release.

That's correct. Not only will it not be sold through Barnes & Noble and the Book Depository, but neither will it appear on Amazon stores in Canda, China, and Australia, because those are supplied by third-market marketers, notably the Book Depository, a UK outfit that ships around the world usually at retail price and sometimes at a discount, a really fine outlet.

(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

Notjohn's Guide to E-Book & Print Formatting (2018 edition)

The blog: https://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com
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