On-Demand Publishing, LLC
IndustryPublishing, Book publishing
PredecessorBookSurge Inc.; CustomFlix Labs Inc.
FoundedJuly 14, 2000; 22 years ago (2000-07-14) in South Carolina, US[1][2]
Area served
Websitewww.createspace.com Edit this at Wikidata

On-Demand Publishing, LLC, doing business as CreateSpace, is a self-publishing service owned by Amazon.[3][4] The company was founded in 2000 in South Carolina as BookSurge and was acquired by Amazon in 2005.[5]


CreateSpace publishes books containing any content at all other than just placeholder text.[6] It neither edits nor verifies. Books are printed on demand, meaning each volume is produced in response to an actual purchase on Amazon.[7]

CreateSpace continued its publishing services for 8 years until its transfer to Amazon's Media on Demand. By 2018 it has published 1,416,384 books for over 15,000 authors.[8]

In July 2018, CreateSpace announced it would be transferring media to Amazon's Media on Demand services in the following months.[9] CreateSpace merged with Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) service later that year.[10][11]

See also


  1. ^ "BOOKSURGE, LLC". OpenCorporates. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  2. ^ "Amazon.com Acquires BookSurge LLC". Business Wire. 2005-04-04. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  3. ^ "ON-DEMAND PUBLISHING LLC". OpenCorporates. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  4. ^ Segrist, Liz (2019-02-22). "CreateSpace to lay off 58 employees". Charleston Business Journal. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  5. ^ Moore, Thad (28 November 2016). "Amazon to move book-making warehouse in North Charleston, cutting 149 jobs". The Post and Courier. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  6. ^ Flood, Allison (27 April 2018). "Fake books sold on Amazon could be used for money laundering". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  7. ^ Roemeling, Alisha (12 April 2018). "Writing a Dog's Tale". Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  8. ^ "Number of books self-published via CreateSpace in the United States from 2010 to 2018".
  9. ^ "Amazon Media on Demand: Moving from CreateSpace to Amazon Media on Demand". manufacturing.amazon.com.
  10. ^ "CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing: What You Should Do Next". August 2018.
  11. ^ "CreateSpace Member Agreement". kdp.amazon.com. Retrieved 2019-11-05.