CreateSpace Opens European Market for Self-Published Books

If you’ve published a book through CreateSpace, you now have the option of making that book available throughout Europe. With just one click on the CreateSpace website (distribute>channels), you can make your book available on Amazon.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es (all the big European markets). And it’s free.

Earlier this year, I worked with BBC Masterpiece Theatre actor Robin Ellis to produce a new version of his memoir Making Poldark. A British citizen living in the South of France, Robin has fans on both sides of the Pond. But up until a week ago, those fans had to buy from Amazon US and wait for their books to cross the ocean.

I guess we weren’t the only ones who complained. Now books come to Europeans via same-day shipping, and royalty payments are made to US authors in dollars.

If you know anything about the book business, you know this must have taken a monumental effort on the part of Amazon and CreateSpace. But writers should be ecstatic. Now with one click, you can significantly increase the size of your market. And you should.

Photo by Rod Searcey