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CreateSpace started around 2002 as a DVD-on-demand company, called CustomFlix, and was acquired by Amazon in 2005. Amazon renamed the operation and expanded its base to include book publishing. Since then, CreateSpace has added audio-book publishing and other services to its offerings. Because it is owned by Amazon, the integration between the two companies is very tight, and the process for getting a published product listed and sold on Amazon.com is quite seamless. CreateSpace also now handles all publishing operations and accounts formerly run by Amazon’s original publishing arm, BookSurge. The official company website for CreateSpace is www.CreateSpace.com.

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6 reviews of CreateSpace

  • 34 / 35 found this review helpful.
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    I found Createspace is very easy to use, plus they are really there to help. I have used their call-me service twice and was helped immediately. I would definitely suggest them.

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  • 60 / 62 found this review helpful.
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    CreateSpace is my recommendation for getting paper books made. Since they’re owned by Amazon, the integration of your Kindle and paper versions of the book is fairly seamless. They also have an excellent free program for do-it-yourself types who are comfortable formatting interiors and covers, plus a huge support forum. CreateSpace also has paid versions that are reasonably priced for authors who want some assistance with these things. I don’t recommend using CS to make and upload the ebook version–for that you can do it yourself with KDP Amazon.
    CreateSpace also keeps the prices of the books low for customers, which makes it easier to sell a book and still make a profit. Their expanded distribution includes Amazon, other retailers like Barnes & Noble, libraries, large brokers and recently Amazon Europe. When ordering my own copies, the prices are very affordable and the final product looks and feels great. I love CS and have done five titles with them. Also like that they send me direct deposits to my bank account for sales that occurred the past month. (Most retailers pay after a 60 day period.)
    All of my CreateSpace titles are listed here for anyone interested – http://www.amazon.com/Jason-Matthews/e/B004A8W4BG/

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  • 40 / 41 found this review helpful.
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    I used CreateSpace to self publish my book Life Happens. Once I got the book formatted using InDesign, the CreateSpace part was simple.
    I did my first draft, and received my Proof Copy within a few days. I realized there were issues with my cover, and some other design problems which I corrected and resubmitted. The last draft I uploaded was on Friday evening after 7 p.m. I thought it would be the following week before the review team gave me the go ahead, but I had the thumbs up on Sunday and I had my books about a week later.
    I was very happy. I’ve subsequently reordered twice. When I put in the order, the automated message says up to 2 weeks (I think) but I’ve always gotten them in a week or less.
    You can view my book here. https://tsw.createspace.com/title/3821641

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  • 30 / 32 found this review helpful.
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    I used Createspace to self-publish my novel, eloves me, eloves me not – a hilarious story about turning to online dating to find love.
    The process was easy to follow, they provided enough background detail to ensure that all files, formatting, etc was within the guidelines and the turnaround time for uploaded files was well within their posted guidelines.
    For any books I’ve ordered through them, they have arrived early. I did have an issue with the printing quality of one batch and was very disappointed, but they rectified the situation promptly and to my satisfaction so I was pleased with that.
    I’ve had a great experience with CreateSpace – it’s reassuring to see such good service from a self-service model!
    LA Johannesson, author, eloves me eloves me not

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  • 35 / 36 found this review helpful.
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    I’ve used Createspace to publish all three of my Mindjack novels and had a great experience. The quality is good, the price is low (zero cost to upload, only pay for proofs, which are about $5), and the ease of getting your book into print is perfect.

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  • 56 / 59 found this review helpful.
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    For my first novel “A Murder Among Friends,” I used CreateSpace for the print version. The vendor I use for my eBook conversion suggested this company (above Lulu or Lightning Source or Smashwords) as the easiest and most professional to work with. Being a novice, I followed his suggestion. I’m glad I did. Now, I must admit that I do not upload my book files myself – I pay the vendor to do that for me because I don’t have the time nor do I want to take the time to learn to do that. But, I can say that CreateSpace has been good to work with. I ordered proof copies and got them shipped to me within three days. That was fast – even my eBook vendor said that was unusually fast. And, I was very pleasantly surprised about the quality and look of my novel. After my vendor posted revision 2 to the print version, CreateSpace required me to go through the approval process again – which I like because that ensures the needed changes were made. After I approved the second upload, the print version went “live.” The next day, my daughter found four more typos/errors that I had not discovered, a I had already ordered copies of the print version. I called CreateSpace and talked to a real person, explained the situation, and asked to cancel the order until revision 3 was done. No problem! They cancelled the order, issued a refund, and now I will re-order when the last revision is uploaded. CreateSpace was easy to work with and produced a quality book that I am proud to display on my shelf with other traditionally-published books. I will definitely use CreateSpace for my next book “Highland Games Murder” due out in September.

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