I notice today a new line of action for my paperback version on my bookshelf, to wit, "Request printed proofs." Can author copies be soon to follow?
Evidently, there is a cold snap in the far central regions. I shall have to eat my words to stay warm. Thank you, KDP.
Yeah, KDP, thanks a lot for taking more than a year to introduce a feature that CreateSpace has offered for at least seven years!
Proof copies have been available for a month or two to selected publishers. You apparently have been added to that group. But bulk discounted copies, such as CreateSpace has always provided, are not yet in the pipeline. Perhaps toward the end of 2018?
(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)