I guess it was only a matter of time, and that time is now. KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) now offers publishing in paperback. It’s in the Beta stage, but soon, they’ll have all the bells and whistles.
It will be a print-on-demand process, so there will be no upfront costs. KDP will subtract the printing costs from your royalties which will be 60% on the list price you set.
And, there are lots of languages you can use: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Dutch, or Portuguese.
While the feature is still in the Beta stage, KDP will be adding additional print-related features. You’ll be able to get proof copies, author copies at cost, expanded distribution to bookstores and NON-AMAZON websites. The last one is a biggie.
They will also add (in the future) features that CreateSpace now has, like editing, formatting, design help, and others.
And, what’s especially useful is KDP will “automatically update your title metadata based on information (book description, categories, keywords) you’ve already provided when setting up your eBook and vice versa.” (1)
So, when looking into your self-publishing options, you can now take KDP into consideration. And, keep in mind that there are always new services popping up and existing ones that go down the tubes, so do some research when you’re ready to actually publish your book.
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