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CreateSpace and KDP are One Service

We've moved all CreateSpace books to KDP. To continue working on your books, visit this page and follow the steps to access your books on KDP.

Getting started on KDP


Formatting resources


See an overview of the paperback submission process on KDP.


Top questions

Where are my books?

We moved your CreateSpace books and account details to KDP. To access your CreateSpace books:
  1. Go to CreateSpace.
  2. Enter your CreateSpace email address and click Submit.
  3. This will send an email with a link to your CreateSpace account email address within 3 hours.
  4. Follow the email link and confirm your CreateSpace account information is correct.
  5. Sign in to KDP to link your KDP account or create a new account.
  6. Confirm you've selected the correct KDP account and click Take me to my books.
  7. When we are done preparing your account, you’ll be sent to your KDP Bookshelf.
See this overview video on how to access your books.
Video: How to Access Your Books on KDP


Which email do I use on KDP to access my books?

If you have a KDP account, sign in to that account. If you are new to KDP and don’t have a KDP account, you can create one. You do not need to set up a new KDP account with your CreateSpace login if you already have a KDP account. If you maintain separate business entities for your print and digital publishing activities, you may want to create a new KDP account in the name of the business entity that manages your print publishing activities instead of linking to your existing KDP account. Keep in mind that if you choose this option, you won’t have the consolidated payments, reporting, and book management that a single account would give you.


How do I order author copies?

Author copies are copies of your live paperback that can be purchased at printing cost. After an order has shipped, you can track your packages on Amazon or in the Amazon mobile app. After the move, it can take up to 24 hours for your KDP Bookshelf to show the option to order copies. Learn more about author copies.

Video: Ordering Author Copies


When will I get paid?

We are actively working to pay royalties earned through CreateSpace that didn't meet the minimum threshold before the move but have since become eligible for payment. If your CreateSpace royalties are not eligible for payment, we are working to move them to your KDP account and they will be paid per KDP’s normal payment schedule.


How do I access my historical CreateSpace reports on KDP?

After your CreateSpace books move to KDP, your sales will be tracked in your KDP reports. You can also access your historical CreateSpace report data in your KDP reports after the move's complete:

  1. Go to your reports
  2. If your sales are within the last 90 days, go to the Sales Dashboard tab. The default is set to 30 days, so adjust it to see the 90-day timeframe
  3. If your sales are older than 90 days, go to the Historical tab
  4. For both reports:
    • Choose the "All Marketplace" drop down to filter by marketplace "Createspace – US," "Createspace – UK," "CreateSpace - DE"
    • Choose the "Life to Date" dropdown to see all sales or choose the timeframe

Do I have to publish an eBook on KDP? You can publish both eBooks and paperbacks on KDP. You don't have to publish an eBook on KDP, but you can easily create an eBook edition of your paperback by clicking + Create eBook next to the book on your KDP Bookshelf. Publishing in both formats can help you reach new readers. Learn more about publishing eBooks on KDP.


What if I had a book in process on CreateSpace?

When we moved your books from CreateSpace to KDP, your incomplete book information moved along with your account details and available books. There are some differences between book statuses on CreateSpace and KDP:

CreateSpace status KDP status after moving
IncompleteDraft
In ReviewDraft
Proof ReviewDraft
Awaiting ProofDraft
AvailableLive
RetiredUnpublished

Is anything changing about my agreement with CreateSpace?

If your books were moved to KDP automatically and you have not signed in to KDP to claim your titles, your Member Agreement with CreateSpace continues to be in effect. However, the rights you granted to CreateSpace under the Member Agreement have been transferred to the Amazon entities listed in the KDP Terms and Conditions. The CreateSpace Member Agreement has also been updated to be consistent with KDP's policies and guidelines, including royalty and payment terms and content guidelines. Once you sign in to KDP after linking your CreateSpace account, you'll need to accept the KDP Terms and Conditions to continue using KDP.


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Access your books on KDP

Here's an overview of the steps you'll take to access your books after we've moved them to KDP.

VERIFY
Make sure the email address we have is associated with the right CreateSpace account.

LINK
If you already have a KDP account, click Link your Kindle Direct Publishing account. If you don't have a KDP account, you need to create one before you can access your books.

MOVE
Once you've linked to your existing KDP account or claimed a new one, click Go to your books. When we're done preparing your account, you'll be sent to your KDP Bookshelf.

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Start using KDP

When your books moved to KDP, your reports, payment, and tax information also moved. You can review your payment and tax information in Your Account and view your reports from your Bookshelf.

Getting Started with KDP video

This video is a recorded webinar. It covers need-to-know information and introduces you to KDP.

  • What is KDP (0:33)
  • Logging in to KDP (1:56)
  • Tour of the KDP Account (2:08)
  • Account Set-up (4:35)
  • Contact information set-up (5:02)
  • Getting Paid Set-up (5:16)
  • Tax Interview (5:55)
  • Account Changes (7:09)
  • Creating a new book (7:34)
  • Book Details tab (8:06)
  • Book Content tab (8:16)
  • Book pricing tab (8:32)
  • Creating multiple formats (9:00)
  • What's behind the … (9:46)
  • Author Copies (10:10)
  • KDP Help pages (10:40)
  • KDP Jumpstart (11:08)
  • KDP University (11:38)
  • Kindle Create (12:32)
  • Print Previewer (13:26)
  • Creating Covers (14:15)
  • Royalties and pricing (15:53)
  • Reports (16:45)
  • Historical report (18:07)
  • Month to date report (18:31)
  • Payment Report (18:39)
  • Pre-orders/promotions (18:58)
  • Prior months royalties (19:15)
  • Making changes (20:15)

Differences between CreateSpace and KDP

Overall, the self-publishing process on CreateSpace and KDP is the same. Just as you did on CreateSpace, you'll create covers, format interior files, choose print and distribution options, and buy copies on KDP. There are minor differences between the two sites, which we've included in this table:

Payment schedule Prior to the move, CreateSpace paid royalties every month, approximately 30 days after the end of the month in which they were earned. KDP pays royalties every month, approximately 60 days after the end of the month in which they were earned. As a result, you'll be paid in January for royalties earned in November on KDP and so forth, as long as they meet the minimum threshold. Expanded Distribution royalties will be paid 60 days after the end of the month in which our distributors report their sales.

Ordering author copiesWhen you order your copies of your book on KDP, you do so through your Amazon cart and can use Amazon order tracking. Also, copies for the U.K. and the rest of Europe are manufactured and shipped from within Europe. To order copies on KDP, you need to make your book available on Amazon. Learn more about author copies.

Unsupported languages Authors and publishers can upload and sell books on KDP with content and book details written in these languages. Books currently available in unsupported languages from CreateSpace will continue to be available for sale on Amazon. This means that you cannot update or publish new books in unsupported languages. If your unsupported language book moved to KDP in a draft stage, you will need to publish it in a supported language. That said, we continue to evaluate which features and services we offer in the future, including supported languages.

Cover Creator If you used Cover Creator on CreateSpace, the design won't be compatible with Cover Creator on KDP. We moved your CreateSpace files and can print your book using your existing Cover Creator cover. If you want to update your cover after the move to KDP, you're welcome to design a new one using KDP's Cover Creator. You can also use our templates.

Expanded Distribution On CreateSpace, it was not required to make your book available on Amazon to enable Expanded Distribution. On, KDP, it's required. CreateSpace books that aren't available for sale on Amazon.com moved to KDP in a "draft" status and are no longer enrolled in Expanded Distribution. To re-enroll in Expanded Distribution, you'll need to make your books available for sale on Amazon.com by publishing and enabling Expanded Distribution through the KDP Bookshelf. It can take six to eight weeks for your book to become available again in Expanded Distribution channels. Learn more about Expanded Distribution.

Author bioYour author bio you entered on CreateSpace continues to display on your book's detail page. You can manage your bio on Author Central. Don't have an Author Central account?

Printing costs On KDP, some low-page count books being printed in Europe (color books less than 30 pages and black-and-white books under 110 pages) will see an increase in printing costs. This affects a small number of titles. Use this calculator to determine printing costs.

Content and quality review On KDP, if you update your book details (e.g., title, description, categories), manuscript and cover files, or publishing and territory rights, we'll review the updated version to ensure it meets our guidelines for book details, content, and quality.


Common tasks on KDP

The table below includes tasks you're used to doing on CreateSpace and resources for doing them on KDP. For how-to videos, guides with insider tips, and webinars hosted by Amazon publishing experts, check out KDP University.

Creating a cover
Formatting an interior file
Updating books
Distribution
Royalties
Ordering copies
eBook publishing

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Frequently asked questions

General questions

Did CreateSpace close?
Can I update books I published on CreateSpace after they're moved to KDP?
Will my books be printed the same way as CreateSpace if I publish through KDP?
What are the ISBN requirements on KDP?
Who will be listed on Amazon as the publisher of my book?
Can I add multiple approved contacts to my KDP account?

Access your books on KDP

You moved my books for me. How do I access them on KDP?
I already have an account on KDP. Do all of my CreateSpace books automatically appear there?
What happens if I have a book in the statuses "awaiting proof" or "proof review" on CreateSpace and it's moved to KDP?

Royalties, sales rank, distribution, taxes

Will my paperback royalty rate be different on KDP?
Are payment schedules the same?
How does reporting on KDP work?
Will the transition affect my sales ranking?
Is Expanded Distribution available on KDP?
How do I see my Expanded Distribution sales?
Will my book be available on Amazon.ca or Amazon.com.mx?
I have a KDP account that I moved my books into already. What tax information will be used after I move?
I don't have a KDP account. What tax information will be used after I create an account?
My CreateSpace and KDP accounts have different tax identities. What should I do?
I have multiple CreateSpace accounts. Can I move to one KDP account?
I have multiple CreateSpace accounts that use different tax identities. What should I do?

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