Amazon vs. CreateSpace

by John J. Miller on December 3, 2009 · 0 comments

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There are two ways to buy The First Assassin. One is through Amazon.com, the other is through CreateSpace.com. I earn a small royalty either way, though it’s a bit higher with CreateSpace.com. So it’s better for me if readers buy via CreateSpace.com. But Amazon.com is a perfectly good option, especially for readers who find it more comfortable and convenient. If you’re considering a purchase, please select the seller you prefer.

I am not just the author of The First Assassin–I am also the publisher. My direct partner is CreateSpace.com, a print-on-demand company. When you buy a copy of The First Assassin, even from Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com prints it immediately and ships it to you right away. It’s no different from ordering another kind of book, including the amount of time it takes for a shipment to arrive at your home. But there are no stacks of boxes of The First Assassin sitting in a warehouse, waiting for purchase. They roll off the presses only when they have buyers. This is 21st-century publishing technology.

Amazon.com owns CreateSpace.com. Because of the way I’ve structured our relationship, these are the only two ways to buy the book. The First Assassin is not available in stores.

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