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Create Space vs. KDP for Paperbacks

Last month I blogged about publishing an existing ebook as a paperback using Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform (as opposed to Create Space, also owned by Amazon). Because I experienced some problems and delays during the KDP process for Crimson & Cream, I decided to publish my next paperback (Mirrors & Mist) on Create Space and compare the two.

As you may expect with platforms owned by the same company, both the Create Space and KDP systems are very similar. The online digital review interface is essentially identical (once Amazon bought Create Space, they appear to have used the same software for KDP). Regarding the final product, the paperback quality appears indistinguishable, and I was satisfied with the book quality from both services (see photo below). It's possible that since Amazon owns both companies, they may share a common printing process, but I don't know this for certain.

KDP allows you see your digital cover sooner in the process than …