KDP Print Expands to Canada

Amazon's POD service has expanded into the land of moose and snow. The retailer announced in the KDP support forums last week that KDP Print could now print and distribute books in Canada.

We’re excited to announce paperback manufacturing in Canada! This enables new features for KDP authors, including:

  • Faster shipping to your readers in Canada. Manufacturing in Canada enables FREE Two-Day Shipping for Prime Members.
  • Amazon.ca royalty reporting in your KDP reports. Previously, Amazon.ca sales were included in Amazon.com sales. As a result, you may see a shift of some units from Amazon.com to Amazon.ca reporting.
  • Canadian Dollar (CAD) list prices. You can update list prices by going to your Bookshelf, click “…”, and “Edit Paperback Rights & Pricing”. If you don’t update your list prices, we will convert the United States Dollars (USD) list price to CAD for Amazon.ca. Learn more here.

If you have indicated in your KDP account that you hold distribution rights in Canada for your books, we invite you to set CAD pricing.

KDP Print is the service that Amazon launched as a replacement for Createspace. It launched as a beta in 2016, and officially subsumed Createspace last fall. It accounts for the vast majority of ISBNs registered by authors in the US (the ones that Bowker can track, anyway).

ISBN registrations by authors jumped 40% last year following the merger (just as I predicted when I reported on the KDP Print beta in 2016).

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Nate Hoffelder: Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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