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jeff everett wh...

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Amazon vs KDP Amazon and CreateSpace
Posted: Jan 18, 2013 12:34 AM
 
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I am currently selling an e-book on kdp amazon, can i also sell the same e-book on Amazon, i am not sure on how it is all tied together.
Same with CreateSpace, i think it is an Amazon company, but can i sell on it as well as Amazon and KDP Amazon and not get booted off.
I appreciate any clarification someone could give me on this, all selling would be with the (same) e-book.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2013 12:42 AM   in response to: jeff everett wh... in response to: jeff everett wh...
 
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I forgot to ask about KDP Select, can i enroll in that as well if listing an e-book on CreateSpace, i know the KDP Select reading says you can't be selling e-book anywhere else or they will suspend your account (but) beings i think CreateSpace is an Amazon company does that include not selling on CreateSpace while enrolled in the KDP Select ?
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Posted: Jan 18, 2013 1:09 AM   in response to: jeff everett wh... in response to: jeff everett wh...
 
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Jeff, KDP is Amazon's self-publishing e-book section, and CreateSpace is Amazon's self-publishing paper book section. So, yes, you can publish on both or either and it will all be for sale on Amazon.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2013 1:16 AM   in response to: villagoise in response to: villagoise
 
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Then i should have no problem with enrolling in the KDP Select Promotion, and won't have to worry about getting booted off ;) Thanks for your help !
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Posted: Jan 18, 2013 2:59 AM   in response to: jeff everett wh... in response to: jeff everett wh...
 
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I am currently selling an e-book on kdp amazon, can i also sell the same e-book on Amazon

Kindle Select is a feature of the Kindle Direct Publishing program. If you're not published on the KDP (which is a prerequisite to having the e-book sold on Amazon) you can't enrolled in Select.

Is that what you mean?

There is no Versus in that relationship! It's like being a human being and getting married. They aren't opposites; the first is necessary to the second, at least so far.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:03 AM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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No, i am published on KDP i just wanted to make sure that (if) i signed up for Select i wouldn't be in trouble for being published on CreateSpace. But now i know CreateSpace is the physical hard copy and KDP is the Digital/E-Book., it is just KDP says can't have digital being sold anywhere to quality and i did not know CreatsSpace was just hard copy.....so i am good to there.
My other question was can i sell E-Books on KDP as Well on Amazon (two separate listings same exact book) or when you list it on KDP does it automatically show up on regular Amazon, i am still a little confused as to whether i can do that or not ?
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Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:07 AM   in response to: jeff everett wh... in response to: jeff everett wh...
 
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Jeff,

When you publish your ebook through KDP it will be displayed on Amazon for purchase.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:10 AM   in response to: jeff everett wh... in response to: jeff everett wh...
 
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There is no difference, for an ebook, between KDP and Amazon. KDP is the system that you go through (uploading, signing up for royalties, etc.) in order to be for sale on Amazon.

KDP Select is an option for authors who have gotten their ebooks on Amazon through KDP. It's not required.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:53 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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Thanks cdalebrittain i just didn't know if listing on regular amazon as well would be defeating the purpose, now i know !
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Posted: Jul 20, 2015 6:58 AM   in response to: villagoise in response to: villagoise
 
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Hello . my name is Michael and I am fairly new to all this stuff. well to be honest its all like rocket science. I have the same two publications out, one on amazon and one on createspace.
I have my account set up to check sales etc on both sites. my question is there a way say I can log on and see at a glace instant so to speak and see my total sales for both kindle and pod orders as from when my books first went on sale, plus the amounts of royalties etc.
I checked the royalties for the kindle the other day and it went from £15 down to £10. I don't know if I am not doing this right or not? any ideas or thought?

other than that no probs!

regards Michael.
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Re: Amazon vs KDP Amazon and CreateSpace
Posted: Jul 20, 2015 7:36 AM   in response to: Michael Eastman in response to: Michael Eastman
 
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Welcome to KDP, Michael. Usually it's best to start a new thread with a new question. (Though certainly look at old threads to see if your question might already have been answered.) Otherwise you may not see the answer.

Sorry, there's no one place to look for both CreateSpace sales and KDP sales. They are reported separately, each on its own dashboard. Also, neither has a "lifetime total" of sales. Do what most of us do, make our own spreadsheet and add them up once a month.

You say your royalties went "down." I assume you're looking at the numbers under the graph. Assuming your book has been for sale more than a month, then note it's a 30-day graph. Each day a new day's amount of sales is added on the front and one dropped off the back. If you sold more books 31 days ago than you did today, then the number will seem to decrease.

To keep track of your actual royalties, your best friend is the "prior month" report. The one for June came out just the other day. The last 12 months are always available. They show how much you actually earned--the basis for how much you'll be paid. Good luck!
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