CreateSpace Now Replaced by KDP Print | Savvy Book Writers

Last fall we published – for the first time print books in the German language via the printing arm of KDP. We were very lucky as the books were in German, and intended for readers in Europe. The language and the country for which the books were mostly intended for are supported by KDP. That’s not the case in some other countries: . Languages Authors and publishers can upload and sell books with content and metadata written in the languages listed here: . Distribution – Orders Amazon’s KDP Print doesn’t currently support several paperback distributions, for example to Amazon.com.au, Amazon.com.br, or Amazon.nl. Australian users can place orders from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. Portuguese language users can place orders from Amazon.com. Dutch language users can place orders from Amazon.de. . Other Requirements: Let your lay-outer, e-book formatter, and cover designer know about the Amazon specifics, such as trim sizes. They are varying slightly from those of CreateSpace for example. The most common trim size for paperbacks in the U.S. is 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm), this will be displayed as the default option when you access the “Print Options” from the Paperback Content section of

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2 Exciting New Amazon Features | Savvy Book Writers

It looks like Amazon will compete with Google’s YouTube Video platform and Udemy – an online education marketplace with over 7 million students enrolled in more

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Really, libraries don’t need reinventing, thanks

The Nocturnal Librarian

Two stories have made their way to me from around the internet lately. A few weeks ago it seemed everywhere I looked people were sharing the story of a small, “DIY” library in Brooklyn at a work sharing space. LitHub’s Phillip Pantuso speaks with a number of people, including Heather Topcik, director of the library at Bard, who gush that this is a revolution in serendipity where people can actually browse bookshelves. She actually says, “I think there’s some nostalgia there, because people don’t use libraries, unless you’re a student.” Maybe she should drive a couple of hours south and visit some of the NYPL branches Jim Dwyer visited for his piece in the New York Times a few years ago.

Pantuso goes on to say, “Digital classification has abetted the evolution of the library. In the past, a librarian would be tasked with deciding whether to shelve a book…

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How Can Creative Writers Use AI to Their Advantage? — Nicholas C. Rossis

You may remember Elaine Bennett, a marketing specialist-turned blogger, currently writing for Bizzmark Blog. She recently shared with us 4 Simple Marketing Strategies for Promoting your Book. Today, she’s dealing with another hot topic, that of the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence. Sure, it may be a while before we have a Leo-like android capable…

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Nicholas Rossis/The Passive Guy: Amazon Turbocharges Book Marketing – but at what Price

The Passive Guy alerted me to a big change in the way Amazon does book marketing. As Amy Collins of The Book Designer reports, starting today, Amazon is expanding its Amazon Marketing Services (AMS…

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