All titles require key art as a prerequisite for publishing. For
migrated titles, items will be migrated in their current state, but if
an update is made to a migrated title, you will be prompted to update
images prior to republishing.
Existing CreateSpace accounts and catalog information will
be transitioned to Amazon Video Direct. You will receive notification from CreateSpace
with transition instructions. When the transition completes, we encourage you
to review your company, banking, and tax information to ensure all information
is up-to-date. Please refrain from creating a new account in Amazon Video
Direct to avoid managing multiple accounts after the transition period. If you
create a new account, there is no way to merge it with your transitioned
All existing CreateSpace titles transition at the
existing price. However, all new submissions will adopt our new pricing format
with prices ending in 99 cents (U.S.). If you publish changes that impact the
availability for a migrated title, then an update to the new pricing format
will be required. For example, if your CreateSpace title is $7.25, republishing
after the transition to Amazon Video Direct requires that the price change to
$7.99. The new price format provides pricing uniformity that improves the
browsing and title selection experience for customers.
Amazon Video Direct includes a new 16:9 image artwork
size and optional background image.
English captions (timed text) are required for all
titles published in the United States (Spanish can be substituted for Spanish-language titles). For more information, see Caption (timed text) Information.
We will enforce key art sizes for previously submitted titles. To ensure
that your catalog is ready, please see Technical Specifications for art for more information.
As a customer
obsessed company, Amazon strives for a consistent experience for all customers.
Amazon Video Direct requires English captions on all videos published
in the United States (Spanish can be substituted for Spanish-language titles). Captions
are also required for all Amazon Prime titles worldwide, except Japan. To help you with this
requirement, we provide a list of some recommended captioning providers in Amazon
Video Direct help.
All Amazon Video Direct payments are made through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or wire transfer. After your account transitions to Amazon Video Direct, you must set up your banking and payment information for electronic payment. For supported locations, please see Electronic payments.
The migration doesn’t change the way that you publish
your titles through CreateSpace for Disc on Demand. However, you can’t make titles
available for Amazon Video streaming through CreateSpace. Those titles must be
submitted separately through Amazon Video Direct.
Amazon Video Direct
Helping content creators and visual storytellers reach millions of Amazon customers across hundreds of devices with the same distribution options and delivery quality available to major motion picture and television studios.