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CreateSpace Merging with Kindle Direct

Springfield Writers' Guild

What Does This Mean to Indie Authors?

books on display IndiaYou may have gotten an email recently saying that CreateSpace (CSP) and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will become one service in the coming months. They want you to move your account and books over to KDP.  In order to do this, you will need a KDP (Amazon) account. Most indie authors already have this set up to sell their eBooks and audiobooks. If you don’t have an Amazon account, click here to begin.

Don’t Worry

leonid_pasternak_-_the_passion_of_creationYour books won’t change in the way they’re sold. They will still be available on Amazon worldwide. Kindle Direct Publishing will also include the ability to purchase ads to promote paperbacks on Amazon.com. You can now use the Amazon Advertising website, advertising.amazon.com, to access your account and manage your campaigns using your KDP login.

Once in KDP, your paperbacks will still be printed in the same facilities…

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Audiobooks – The New Book Look


Guest Post by Author Kwen D. Griffeth

Listening to a book
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Johannes Gutenberg introduced his printing press to the world in 1439.  The device, with its ability to move the type, started a social revolution, and I have no doubt, the morning after the announcement, Mister Gutenberg found himself beseeched by authors, all wanting to get their books printed.

Getting our works, our visions, our efforts before the reading public has always been the biggest challenge to a writer.

New Revolution of Books

Move forward several hundred years to 2017, examine the printing landscape and discover the new social revolution occurring.  Continue reading Audiobooks – The New Book Look