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A second POD plattform, KDP Print, was released in the KDP back-end in the Summer of 2016, which most writers use to release Kindle book. Back then, only a small number of writers were involved, but on February 15, 2017, KDP Print was made available to the general population - still in test phase.
All of a sudden, the writers scratched their head and tried to choose which platforms to use, with KDP making their new features known directly in the author's name. You' ve probably realized that every time you post a new Kindle textbook, a pop-up window will appear after you click on'Publish', asking you to submit a printed one.
When you are comfortable and comfortable with CreateSpace, have you probably asked yourself whether you should change? KDP Print is also constantly updated - even during the process of updating this piece, which we will work on. As soon as you bring a work to KDP, the move is durable.
Whilst Amazon tends to be rather narrow-minded about their intentions and motifs, several discussions with Amazon representatives revealed that KDP was designed to encourage writers to more strongly include printed copies in their Kindle work. Incorporating a PHOD feature directly into the KDP back-end seemed to make the authoring of a printed textbook much simpler, allowing Amazon to contact the author more directly than ever before.
We' ll begin with the KDP website's offical comparative table and then go a little bit further into the unmentioned characteristics and differences: This graph shows that the distributions in our multinational businesses are the same, except that Japan is only available from KDP Film. POD's CreateSpace issue has always been that ordering printed book orders was only possible through Amazon.com and most major retail outlets in Europe.
Canadians were added to CreateSpace in 2015, but are still not part of the KDP Print distr. Up-to-date: KDP Print has now also started sales in Canada. Now that KDP Print can be ordered through the Japan Bookstores, which is a pleasant thing, no formal response has been given as to whether there is a domestic printer in Japan (which would significantly reduce delivery time and costs for regional customers) or whether the book is still being sent from the US.
Amazons printers in Europe are a well-known fact, but when I was asked about Japan, I got "no comment". "After consulting with some of my writer buddies in the area, it seems that Amazon POD albums are still being sent from the US, so apparently there's still no printer in the area.
However, the recent opening of Amazon fulfilment centres in Australia and Japan gives reason to expect that Amazon POD manuals will also be added. Author have also stated that Amazon's Amazon ISBNs, known as ASIN, seems to prefer Amazon's rating algorithms over third-party ones when there are two or more of them.
Europe: As in the USA except for rarely published book with less than 110 pages. This cost is the same on both Amazon.com and Amazon.com platforms. It is also the same for more than 110 -page book purchases in Europe. However, for a book with less than 110 pages CreateSpace has a rather small edge in Europe:
CreateSpace costs a little less than KDP with less than 100 pages, while 101-108-page eBooks on CreateSpace are a little more expensive => only for 108 pages the same. CreateSpace is cheaper with less than 108 pages. Each platform applies a 60% license fee for titles purchased through Amazon Retail.
Calculations are made on the basis of the "list price". CreatingSpace clearly and unambiguously specifies the "list price" as the one determined by the writer. Listen prices are the prices the customers see on the Amazon sale page. You' ve probably seen that the author's prize is often striked out on the selling side, and Amazon instead is selling the product at a different - usually lower - one.
It is what the algorithms consider to be the best conversion rate at a given point in it. Following some contradictory responses I got at the beginning of the year, Amazon now confirms that KDP will also charge the license fees based on the fee fixed by the writer, regardless of how much the work is actually sold for. Here is a big chop I learnt from Derek Doepker, who doubles - and in some cases triples - my printing revenues:
Begin with a listed rate that you think is most appropriate. Let it last for a few week and use the Amazon Algorithms as a basis to find the best conversion rate. As soon as the selling rate has stabilised, increase your listed rate. Often Amazon will proceed with the lower rate in the area you originally set, while you will receive license fees at the much higher listed rate.
Obviously this should be done within the framework of common sense and ethics, but an increase of a few bucks per volume can also significantly increase your printing result. KDP Print's clear benefit is its integrated bookkeeping interfaces, in which all revenues and license fees - for both Kindle and printed editions - are displayed together in one diagram.
The fact that you could only see the last 90 days' sale was particularly frustrating. As I have just written this paper, KDP has released a larger version of the bookkeeping software, which now provides simple on-line accountability until at least October 2016.
It clearly balances the scores between the two decks, and the clumsy KDP account is no longer a good thing to stick to CreateSpace - which also doesn't have the most convenient bookkeeping back end, but it at least allows on-line accountancy for you. Further down in the offical table of comparisons, three functions were lacking in KDP Print, but two of these functions were recently added: it turned out that the rumour that KDP Print would be adding these functions was truth.
We' re still awaiting extended redistribution to bookshops and non-Amazon sites, but the copy proofs and copy wholesalers are now available for writers using the KDP print plattform. CreateSpace currently no longer offers publishers and publishers a range of industry-leading content management tools such as covershaping, editorial, reformatting and advertising.
For most writers, however, this was probably the least important differentiation, as there are many other service providers offering these offerings. Whilst many of the above functions seem to prefer - at least temporarily - CreateSpace to KDP Print, there is one big differences that could overbalance them all:
CreateSpace downloads your print/paperback versions each times you post an updated file, which is completely independent of your Kindle rank. KDP - both KDP and Kindle - will keep your old release ready until the new release.
Removing your printed copy can be a big thing if this release sells well (e.g., if you "ride the algorithm", and Amazon of course will promote your paperback). I' ve seen this up close with one of my travelling novels. Printed revenues were constant over several month and even increased without the need for additional sponsors.
I then had to download an upgrade and the printed copy was downloaded while the upgrades were being checked. Hardcover has been missing from the Amazon Shop for almost a whole full week. This may not seem like much, but it was enough to stop the large edition of this volume, and it set the procedure back to a certain extent.
Yes, there are many contributing drivers of rankings and turnover volatility, but the changes were so abrupt (and permanent) from one date to the next that there is no issue of association. It still has good results and sometimes surpasses Lonely Planet at number 1, but there is no way to compare it to the way it was done before the upgrade.
To take down a work during the verification proces is CreateSpace default, and there are no schedules to do so. Because KDP keeps your old release available until the new release, there is no outage. Printversion never vanishes from the Amazon-Shop, and your rankings are not affected or broken.
So, if you have a well-converting pocketbook, changing to KDP Paper is certainly the better choice when you need an up-date. The conversion of your printed copy to KDP is irrevocable, as I said at the beginning. After you have changed, you cannot go back, at least not for this particular work.
You can of course always generate a new printed text file in MakeSpace, associate it with your Kindle text file and then remove the KDP printed version....but you cannot change an available one. What will it be, CreatingSpace or KDP? With all the above mentioned above, at least for now, CreatingSpace offers some more benefits that are gradually becoming eroded as KDP adds more and more functions in the next few month.
Right now the professionals are on CreateSpace: Remember that the KDP printing function has only been in existence for a year and has only been available to the general population for a few month - and is still inbetatest. Apart from the above supplements, it will be interesting to see what other functions KDP will be adding over the years.
At the moment I will keep my titles mainly in CreateSpace until the announcements have been made, but over the course of the years - and also for upcoming titles - I will switch to KDP Print. A Top 100 Business Author & Entrepreneur, she has assisted literary writers like Tim Ferris, John Grisham, Hal Elrod and Liz Gilbert to take first place.
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