Amazon Confirms that CreateSpace and KDP Print will Merge into a Single Platform

Not in the least bit unexpected, Amazon has informed authors that its CreateSpace platform is set to merge with KDP Print soon. This has been on the horizon for more than 18 months since Amazon launched KDP Print in 2016. Authors have been receiving an alert notification on their CreateSpace dashboards over recent days and many […]

Consider These 6 Options Before Publishing a Book – Alice Clarke | Guest Post

Publishing a book provides exciting opportunities to share your talent with the world, lay the foundations of a solid career and make some money along the way. Before publishing a book, however, there are a number of options you’ll need to consider. Going through standard publishing channels will make things a bit more challenging. This […]

CreateSpace Now Offer Expanded Distribution for Free

CreateSpace has announced that it is waiving the fee charged to authors who enrol books in its Expanded Distribution program. The Amazon-owned self-publishing platform posted the news to its website yesterday and many authors with CreateSpace accounts have reported receiving the following email: Hello XXXX XXXXXX, We’re excited to announce Expanded Distribution is now free! You recently […]

CreateSpace – Reviewed (Update Aug 2018) [DEFUNCT]

CreateSpace is the publishing engine of global online retailer and publisher Amazon, the company everyone either wants to love or hate. Createspace began life in 2002 as CustomFlix Labs (DVD), originally intended to make widespread distribution easier for independent filmmakers by providing on-demand DVD production. In 2000, a small group of writers pooled resources to form Booksurge […]

CreateSpace, Smashwords and Author Solutions Dominate Self-Publishing Market | Bowker

Bowker Press Release: [Editor’s Note:  Bowker annually release figures and reports like the one referred to in the press release below, however it should be noted that Bowker only rely on titles with an ISBN, and given that Amazon KDP lists over 200k self-published titles and Smashwords lists 60k titles for 2011 (against Bowker’s claimed […]

Amazon launches CreateSpace in Europe | The Bookseller

Amazon launches CreateSpace in Europe | The Bookseller “Amazon has launched its CreateSpace today (17th May) in Europe, which means that authors who self-publish in the UK can have their books accessed in European countries and the US. Amazon’s CreateSpace platform, which has been running in the US since 2007, will now allow self-published authors […]

Publishing Horizons: An Overview of Independent Publishing in the Netherlands

Mijnbestseller (My Bestseller) could be called the Dutch Lulu, with no upfront costs and 50% profits, and with a Lulu-like user dashboard, community and book reviews are at the forefront of Mijnbestseller’s program. What is striking on their main webpage is the request for book reviewers as much as authors looking to circumvent the traditional channels […]

CreateMyBook (ShopMyBook) – Reviewed (Updated, April 2018)

  We previously reviewed Unibook here on TIPM. This publishing service has since changed its trading name to ShopMyBook, which has become its online bookstore. CreateMyBook is now its self-publishing platform. The company is owned by Peleman Industries, a manufacturer of binding, laminating and presentation products for nearly seventy years. Unibook, formerly known as WWAOW, had […]