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A Createspace question
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:56:41 AM »
On the Createspace forum, I keep seeing posts about suppressed books.

It seems to be happening an awful lot lately & I'm wondering if all books are now being suppressed or just for first-timers that need to prove copyright etc.

I would ask on their own forum if it didn't have 4 pages of spam so often.

I have 9 books already on CS but my new one will be ready soon & I don't know how likely it is that mine will be suppressed as well.

Has anybody published on CS recently that hasn't been suppressed?

Thanks.  :)

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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 06:00:52 AM »
I've not had this happen but yeah some folks have. You just reply saying "hey idiots, it's mine." and that seems to suffice.


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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 06:08:29 AM »
Know one knows why this is happening, but I'm seeing more reports of it all over. The only thing you can do is be ready to provide any and all documentation they ask for, when they ask for it. I don't see this as a reason to not publish on CS, just as a head's up that they're being more proactive in eliminating plagiarized/stolen books.
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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 06:19:30 AM »
I've not had this happen but yeah some folks have. You just reply saying "hey idiots, it's mine." and that seems to suffice.

LOL. I was nicer about it but yes, the thought was there.

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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 06:35:11 AM »
Thanks all, I found out from the previous posts & replies on CS that one only has to say something like "Hey, idiots it's mine" or something nicer but which means the same :)

I was just wondering if it's happening to everyone now or just to certain books, ones that could flag up as being possibly public domain, plagiarised, 1st timers, that kind of thing.

It won't stop me using CS but it would be interesting to know if having books on there already might save me the hassle & time wasted from having to reply to a suppression notice & then wait for them to get to reading my reply & acting on it. :)

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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 06:38:01 AM »
I've had a few titles suppressed this month. It's obviously some sort of computer program doing it, because if there were a human involved, they would be able to tell that M. A. Gardner is me. Createspace is exceeding their claim of 24 hours after you submit. It's just the most recent ploy by Amazon to make Createspace less desirable.

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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 07:30:18 AM »
I published a new title the beginning of February with no problems, although it did take longer than usual for it to show up on Amazon after I approved it.


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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 10:52:02 AM »
I published a book of poetry for one of my authors a couple of weeks ago and it went through with no problems.

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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 02:31:05 PM »
Thanks everyone :)

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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 06:18:01 PM »
SNIP It's just the most recent ploy by Amazon to make Createspace less desirable.
Exactly. They want to annoy you over to KDP.

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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 07:44:54 PM »
Exactly. They want to annoy you over to KDP.

They might have succeeded if I hadn't read that KDP don't have expanded distribution :)

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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 07:52:29 PM »
Yes it happened to me for the first time a few weeks ago. I write under a pen name too and CS sent me an email asking to prove that I had a right to publish a particular book. Long story short I ended up firing off a nasty email-the first email was nicer.

I'm ok with them making sure I am who I say I am,but I didn't like how they handled it.

I remarked that Amazon didn't give me an issue with the ebook version.
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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2018, 05:07:03 AM »
Yes it happened to me for the first time a few weeks ago. I write under a pen name too and CS sent me an email asking to prove that I had a right to publish a particular book. Long story short I ended up firing off a nasty email-the first email was nicer.

I'm ok with them making sure I am who I say I am,but I didn't like how they handled it.

I remarked that Amazon didn't give me an issue with the ebook version.

It does look as though people are just seeing a 'suppressed' status without being told why, not ideal.

I'm just thankful that if I do get such a status, I'll know in advance what to do about it. :)

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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2018, 08:33:42 AM »
I uploaded a new book via CS about two weeks ago and didn't have any issues. In fact, my proof copy came within 3 days. So far, I'm happy with CS.


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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2018, 08:41:50 AM »
They might have succeeded if I hadn't read that KDP don't have expanded distribution :)

As with where they were at last year, I suspect that may be not long in coming to KDP Print. Theres not much missing features left, though that is a significant one.


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Re: A Createspace question
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2018, 09:05:06 AM »
I'm expecting to see an email sometime this year in which CS titles are rolled into KDP Print. Assuming that's correct, they may be bringing CS standards up to what they expect from someone publishing a book KDPP, so when the titles are transferred, they don't have to do a QC after the fact.