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Anyone try to publish a POD since CreateSpace died?


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#1 mwsinclair

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:29 AM

I'm curious if anyone has tried to publish a paperback via KDP yet, now that it has swallowed up CreateSpace.

 

I loved the straightforward aspect of CreateSpace, and perhaps it won't be too bad because KDP supposedly is using much the same equipment and even the same people that were with CreateSpace. But I'd rather hear from others who have begun to do it.

 

What have you learned so far? I realize it's only been a few weeks, but perhaps there are some among us who've had the experience.



#2 mwsinclair

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 02:15 PM

I guess this is a no. ;-)



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 11:34 AM

Sorry! I'm still waiting for it to be my turn to port my books over to KDP, so I'm completely in the dark.



#4 mwsinclair

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 12:27 PM

I thought it was already open to transfer. I've done it. Which site did you approach from?



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Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:12 AM

I've done it now (although just a few days ago, and I still need to check and make sure everything ported over). They rolled the transfer out over about a month and a half, so not everyone was able to transfer as soon as they started. I was checking every week for a good six weeks before the option popped up. I imagine I was one of the last, though.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:38 PM

Wow, I didn't realize it had gone on that long!






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