Createspace has experienced numerous problems over the years. Eventually, the company lost the trust of most authors and publishers and it was forced to close. If you had published some books or paperback titles on this platform, you need to move them to Amazon KDP.
With Amazon KDP, you can publish your paperback titles directly. Amazon will also collect the royalties on your behalf, thus simplifying the entire process. The good news is that transferring your paperback titles from Createspace to Amazon is an easy and straightforward process.
Here are the steps that you should follow.
Log In To Your Createspace Account
Before you move your paperback titles from Createspace to Amazon KDP, you first need to be logged in to your Createspace. In fact, the whole process starts there.
If you’ve forgotten your Createspace password, you can easily reset it using the email address that you used to sign up with. After that, you’ll need to wait for an email to arrive with the password reset instructions.
Confirm Your Email
After approximately 3 hours, an email will come through bearing instructions on what you need to do to verify your account information. It’s important to note that this is a vital step in the entire process.
Therefore, make sure you follow the instructions as they appear. Once you’ve confirmed your Createspace account, you’ll then be asked to either create a new KDP account or log in to an existing one.
If you already have an existing KDP account, there’s no need to create a new one.
Move Your Books
Once you’ve logged in to your KDP account, you should click the section labeled, “Take me to my books.” After clicking that link, Amazon will then move all your paperbacks from Createspace to its KDP platform.
All your paperbacks will now be available on Amazon KDP. Once you publish your books on Amazon KDP, they’ll be immediately removed from sale on Createspace.
Amazon KDP will then handle everything from there. You can monitor and track your sales, your royalties and how your books are performing via your KDP dashboard.
Publish New Titles On Amazon KDP
Now that you’ve moved all your paperback titles from Createspace to Amazon KDP, you have access to a wider market and greater visibility. Besides that, Amazon offers a wide range of tools for publishers which means you can start publishing new titles right away.
If you’ve already created a book, then you can publish it directly from your Amazon KDP account. But just like other publishing platforms, you should ensure your manuscript is properly formatted in accordance with Amazon KDP guidelines.
Once you hit the “publish” button, Amazon will assign your book an ISBN number and then list it on the sales page. This process usually takes a few days.
Final Thoughts On Moving Your Books From Createspace To Amazon KDP
As you can see, moving your paperback titles from Createspace to Amazon KDP is an easy process. Besides that, you don’t need any special skills and anyone can do it. Once you make this transition, you’ll enjoy the numerous features and benefits that come with publishing on Amazon KDP.