CreateSpace (Print on Demand)

Print-on-Demand Distribution through CreateSpace

If you’d like to expand the reach of your book by making it available in print, not just in eBook format, there are various print-on-demand book distributors online. We recommend Amazon’s CreateSpace as the most straightforward option, and here’s why:

  • CreateSpace’s system for distribution is user-friendly and quick to use. The CreateSpace interface makes it easy to upload or re-upload your book file.
  • CreateSpace allows for quick and easy distribution and sales. Books distributed through CreateSpace appear sooner on Amazon than they do when they’re created through other print-on-demand providers.
  • CreateSpace has the widest reach and is the most commonly used print-on-demand provider. This means there are lots of helpful resources and tips for using CreateSpace online, both from CreateSpace itself and from CreateSpace users.
  • CreateSpace allows self-publishers to maintain full rights to their own material.
  • CreateSpace doesn’t charge anything to create a CreateSpace account or to upload a book for sale through Amazon. You pick your own list price, and when your book sells through Amazon, Amazon gets a percentage of the royalties each time the book sells. (The percentage of royalties that Amazon takes depends on the price of the book.)