KDP Print Now Provides Proof and Author Copies

Diane Tibert

KDP Print ProofA welcomed message arrived in my inbox this evening. Amazon’s KDP Print will now provide self-published authors with the option of purchasing a proof of their book before it goes on sale for the public. The message also stated writers could purchase author copies.

In my post, dated April 17, 2017 (read Amazon’s New KDP Print Feature is Bad News for CreateSpace Users), one of the major drawbacks of KDP Print over CreateSpace was the inability to order proofs and author copies.

CreateSpace marked its proofs with a large “PROOF” across the last page. KDP Print will take this one step further and “have a ‘Not for Resale’ watermark on the cover and a unique barcode but no ISBN”.

I’m not sure why the extra security is needed since proof copies were the same price as author copies and if a proof was good enough, more copies could be…

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5 comments

  1. I jumped across and had a look – and I fielded Kindle’s email on this change just this morning. When coupled with yet another retraction of CreateSpace’s services (their professional artists-for-hire is gone) it looks as if Amazon is concentrating all its publishing arms around Kindle.

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