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CreateSpace eStore is Closing Effective October 31, 2017


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Beginning October 31, 2017, customers will no longer be able to purchase paperbacks directly from the CreateSpace eStore.

If you have a link to your CreateSpace eStore and a customer clicks on it, the customer will be redirected to the corresponding page at Amazon.com.

According to CreateSpace, the reasons behind the change include:

  • It’s much easier to search for books across Amazon’s site than it is to search for books on CreateSpace.
  • Amazon offers a much better checkout process than CreateSpace does.
  • Amazon offers better shipping options, including Amazon Prime.
  • Amazon sends out tracking notifications for orders placed through Amazon.
  • Amazon’s storefront is a much more familiar interface for customers.
  • Several customers have requested the features described above.

Unfortunately, when a customer clicks on a link to a CreateSpace eStore and is redirected to Amazon, authors will earn Amazon.com royalties (not eStore…

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4 Responses

  1. Peter Hawkins says:

    Nooooooo I went from never knowing them to missing them completely in less than a week

    Peter Hawkins
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  2. Thanks for this! I had no idea. Hope it doesn’t mean it’ll shut down completely. I really love having paperbacks for events.

  3. rchazzchute says:

    Hi Mohana! The closing of CS’s estore probably makes sense overall. I’m hoping CS won’t close. The KDP print option is okay in some respects but CS is best.

    • brigittamoon says:

      I prefer the Createspace platform for creating my paperbacks and also for ordering the paperbacks. I believe if we order from Amazon we have to pay the same cost as customers. Is this true?

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