It’s Official: Createspace to Stop Providing Publishing Services This Spring

It's Official: Createspace to Stop Providing Publishing Services This Spring Amazon Self-Pub

Createspace is now telling authors the same thing I was the first to report you last week: The company will no longer provide editorial, formatting, design, and other services.

They sent an email yesterday to current clients, informing them of the upcoming change:

You recently completed a design service with our CreateSpace Services team. We're emailing to inform you that we'll no longer offer or fulfill any paid professional services, including text or design changes to your cover or interior files. If you want to make changes to your design files, those changes must be purchased and submitted no later than March 15, 2018, and completed by April 20, 2018. No changes can be made to these files after April 20, 2018.


This change does not impact the availability of published titles. Amazon remains committed to helping authors realize their goals through self-publishing high quality books. Visit CreateSpace or Kindle Direct Publishing to learn more about the tools and resources available to authors.

These services were not widely used, but Createspace  did maintain a high standard. Several authors chimed in on last week's story, describing Createspace's service as expensive but prompt, thorough, and high quality.

Thanks, Joe!

image by Matt Hampe

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3 Comments on It’s Official: Createspace to Stop Providing Publishing Services This Spring

  1. CS’s “publishing services” were widely used earlier. They were also widely described as mediocre among self-publishing authors with serious chops, too.

    I can’t say that I’m disappointed to find that they’re shutting down.

  2. Prediction: Amazon will sell or close Createspace within one year. It bought Createspace in 2005 to have a foot in the POD space. With the explosion in POD, it doesn’t need it anymore. Despite the email, printing books is not part of Amazon’s long-term plan.

    PS: I, for one, am saddened by CS’ changes. I used it for several POD books, and I was always happy with its results and customer service.

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