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|Industry||Publishing, Book publishing|
|Predecessor||BookSurge Inc.; CustomFlix Labs Inc.|
|Founded||July 14, 2000South Carolina, USin|
|Headquarters||Scotts Valley, California, US|
On-Demand Publishing, LLC doing business as CreateSpace is a self-publishing service owned by Amazon. The company was founded in 2000 in South Carolina as BookSurge and was acquired by Amazon in 2005.
CreateSpace publishes books containing any content at all other than just placeholder text. It neither edits nor verifies. Books are printed on demand, meaning each volume is produced in response to an actual purchase on amazon.com.
Because there are no editorial controls to printing or pricing CreateSpace books, it's been suggested the platform has been used to launder money. Some books, only a few dozen pages in length, have been sold for thousands of dollars, ostensibly as cover to facilitate the covert transfer of funds for criminal purposes.
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