CreateSpace Stops Selling Books

Nicholas does a further analysis every author should read.


Nicholas C. Rossis

CreateSpace-Amazon logos | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksI’m sure many of you will have received the email from CreateSpace (CS) that announces how their own eStore will cease to serve customers on October 31st. Instead, customers will be redirected to Amazon.

CreateSpace explains that the move was made because of requests that their eStore is redeveloped to include the ability to search across the site, an improved checkout process, better shipping options including Amazon Prime, order tracking notifications, and a familiar user interface.

What Does This Mean For You?

My usual source for all things Amazon, Chris McMullen, has compiled bulleted lists of pros and cons which you can read to see how this will affect you.


The simple fact remains that CreateSpace currently offers a 20% higher royalty than Amazon. To ease the transition, it will adjust your Amazon royalty rates for six months effective November 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018, to…

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8 thoughts on “CreateSpace Stops Selling Books

  1. Thanks for the heads-up Chris, I’ve jumped across and checked out the post. I’m on CreateSpace but haven’t received the email yet. Guess what – I just STARTED publishing a couple of books via CreateSpace, mainly because of the order-at-cost feature which means I can source local copies to sell far cheaper than I can get them digitally printed locally.

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  2. Thanks Chris for sharing Nicholas’ timely article as I am about to publish my next book, and this time as an indie instead of through assisted self-publishing. Any further updates on Createspace, KDP and other indie publishing groups will be most welcome.
    Have shared to and
    with best wishes Suzanne

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