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On-Demand Publishing, LLC, doing business as CreateSpace, is a self-publishing service owned by Amazon.[2][3] The company was founded in 2000 in South Carolina as BookSurge and was acquired by Amazon in 2005.[4]

On-Demand Publishing, LLC
IndustryPublishing, Book publishing
PredecessorBookSurge Inc.; CustomFlix Labs Inc.
FoundedJuly 14, 2000; 19 years ago (2000-07-14) in South Carolina, US[1]
Area served
Worldwide Edit this at Wikidata

CreateSpace publishes books containing any content at all other than just placeholder text.[5] It neither edits nor verifies. Books are printed on demand, meaning each volume is produced in response to an actual purchase on Amazon.[6]

In July 2018, Createspace announced it would be transferring media to Amazon's Media on Demand services in the following months.[7] In August, it was revealed that Createspace would merge with Amazon's KDP service.[8]

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  1. ^ "BOOKSURGE, LLC". Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  2. ^ "On-Demand Publishing, LLC: Private Company Information".
  3. ^ "CreateSpace to lay off 58 employees". Charleston Business Journal. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  4. ^ Moore, Thad (28 November 2016). "Amazon to move book-making warehouse in North Charleston, cutting 149 jobs". Post and Courier. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  5. ^ Flood, Allison (27 April 2018). "Fake books sold on Amazon could be used for money laundering". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  6. ^ Roemeling, Alisha (12 April 2018). "Writing a Dog's Tale". Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Amazon Media on Demand".
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