Melinda Clayton gives us an insight on the CreateSpace to KDP Print Migration and what we need to keep an eye on. Thank you very much, Melinda.
The indie publishing world has been abuzz since authors received an email from CreateSpace stating CreateSpace would be closing and KDP Print would take its place.
Some authors have been greeted with a pop-up on CreateSpace that tells them they can move their entire catalog with one click. Other authors haven’t yet received the pop-up but should soon, since CreateSpace said the option would be rolled out slowly over the next few weeks. If you don’t yet have the pop-up, don’t worry; CreateSpace has said within a few weeks, if an author hasn’t moved books from one account to the other, CreateSpace will do it for us.
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David Wogahn on AuthorImprints provides us with an excellent article about the switch from CreateSpace to KDP print. Thank you for the insight David. We really appreciate it!
TL;DR: KDP Print ISBN options are the same as they were with CreateSpace. If you choose the free ISBN option, be aware of its limitations. As always with ISBNs, the devil is in the details and usage depends on your goals. Details below.
KDP Print ISBN options are the same as CreateSpace
- CreateSpace has offered 3 ISBN options since 2016 and those are:
A free ISBN. The name of your publishing imprint is CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
- Purchase 1 ISBN for $99 in the name of your imprint. CreateSpace (and KDP Print) are authorized resellers of ISBNs (as is IngramSpark). This is a discounted price from the usual $125 if you buy direct from Bowker’s MyIdentifiers
- Use your own ISBN.
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