Important information for indie authors who use these services
CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing
Recent Updates to Paperback Features
Amazon has recently added new features to KDP’s paperback self-publishing option:
- You can now order printed proofs from KDP. This is a vital step toward ensuring that your book is ready to publish.
- You can similarly order author copies from KDP. This makes it viable to stock your book in local stores and libraries, and creates marketing opportunities like advance review copies, paperback preorders (through Amazon Advantage), press release packages, paperback giveaways, and book signings.
- UK and Europe authors should be particularly excited, as KDP introduced a new feature that you can’t get at CreateSpace: author copies and proofs printed and shipped from Europe.
The first two changes simply bring KDP up to speed to make it a viable alternative to CreateSpace and Ingram Spark.
But the last change offers authors in the United Kingdom and continental Europe something…
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