Mubashar from the Alpha Content Team
Createspace acquired by Amazon, now named KDP Print
CreateSpace, a self-publishing platform that allowed authors and publishers to print and distribute their books, was acquired by Amazon in 2005 and is now known as KDP Print (Kindle Direct Publishing Print). This service allows authors to print and distribute their books on-demand through the Amazon website, and also through Amazon's global distribution network.
With KDP Print, authors can upload their manuscript in a variety of file formats and choose from a variety of printing options such as paper type, cover finish, and trim size. Once the book is uploaded, it can be previewed on a virtual device to ensure that it looks and functions correctly.
KDP Print offers a variety of options for authors to customize their book, such as the ability to add a cover image, set the price, and choose from a variety of distribution options. Additionally, authors can use the platform to track their sales and royalties, and access reporting and analytics tools.
One of the key benefits of KDP Print is that it allows authors to print and distribute their books on-demand, which eliminates the need for authors to invest in large print runs or maintain inventory. It also allows authors to reach a wider audience, as their books can be sold not only on Amazon but also through the company's global distribution network.
With the integration of KDP Print and Kindle Direct Publishing, authors can now easily publish both print and digital versions of their books, and make them available for purchase on Amazon and other online retailers.