Moving Your Book From Createspace to KDP Print

I had promised you a post detailing how to move your books from Createspace to KDP Print. Here are step-by-step instructions, courtesy of Createspace/Amazon: Specifically, the video above explains how to: avoid getting your book listed in two places (your book will...

KDP Print Just Got A Whole Lot More Attractive

I’m sure most of you have heard the news by now, but if you haven’t, Amazon has announced some major changes to its KDP Print program. Only two days after I was telling people in this blog’s comments that I wouldn’t even consider moving to KDP...

CreateSpace Discontinues Paid Author Services

Following the closure of CreateSpace’s eStore, Amazon has now delivered a further blow to the company. This makes it all more likely that all of CreateSpace operations will eventually be rolled into KDP Print. In a surprising statement, Amazon announced its...

Amazon Steps Up Its Antifraud Efforts

Since 2015, Amazon has been actively trying to stomp out scammers exploiting authors. As I first reported in 2015, foremost among these were fake reviews, but a couple of months ago it upped the ante by filing arbitration complaints against five individuals who it...

Amazon Kindle Is 10-Years-Old Today

Ten years ago, on November 19th, 2007, Amazon introduced Kindle to the world, for US$399. It sold out in five and a half hours, even though there were just 88,000 books available for download. The device remained out of stock for five months until late April 2008....

Is The Ebook Market Shrinking?

I was talking to the lawyer of a big publishing house the other day. We were discussing ebooks, and he made the claim that ebooks were just a fad, and one that is dying off at that. Obviously, this surprised me, so I asked him about his sources. “Sector...