Now, however, it is possible to publish your paperback titles directly on Amazon KDP and have your royalty payments collected and paid along with your Kindle ebook payments. This is a much more sensible way to manage your book sales and income.
While Amazon started offering paperback publishing some time ago on KDP, many of the Createspace features were missing. One of the most obvious was that you could not purchase copies of your book.
But recently, Amazon has upgraded its paperback services and is now quite close to matching the services Createspace offers.